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Heartbreaker? Smoking causing millions of heart attacks, strokes – WHO

May 31, 2018 - 9:15 AM

On World No Tobacco Day, the World Health Organization hails that smoking has declined significantly since year 2000, but warns that there are still far too many people indulging in the dangerous habit

Obese hospital patients more likely to survive infectious disease – study

May 25, 2018 - 11:49 AM

A study in Denmark shows that people with extra weight are twice as likely to survive hospitalization for an infectious disease but the caveat is that they are high risk for heart disease and diabetes

Exercise may offset health risks of drinking – study

Sep 08, 2016 - 11:45 PM

While there are no firm conclusions researchers say the results provide an additional argument for the role of physical activity in promoting health

Should I throw away food once a fly has landed on it?

Jan 06, 2016 - 12:23 PM

When it comes to passing on germs it’s not necessarily the fly itself but where it comes from that matters

Salt, unsafe sex and booze: lifestyle killers on the rise

Sep 11, 2015 - 11:53 AM

A recent study shows that high blood pressure – which is easily diagnosed and readily treated – was the top health risk in 2013 contributing to 10 4 million deaths

Soda war activists look to tobacco as model

Jun 06, 2014 - 9:41 AM

Experts say however that combating consumption of sugary drinks will require multiple approaches

Diabetes research: Good news for caffeine addicts?

Apr 25, 2014 - 11:58 AM

Boosting your caffeine intake can help fight the risk of diabetes

Metal in your gadgets: Why you should be scared

Mar 27, 2014 - 6:13 PM

Lead mercury cadmium and brominated flame retardants found inside laptops television sets and smart phones present health threats

E-WASTE. Circuit boards contain valuable metals but also toxic ones. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Spain patient gets pneumonia by e-cigarettes –hospital

Mar 14, 2014 - 10:43 PM

It is the second case in the world of a breathing complaint related to the use of e cigarettes

Zamboanga: The forgotten crisis

Dec 14, 2013 - 6:00 PM

Zamboanga City needs 24 4 million to help 128 000 people who lost homes and livelihood in the conflict but only 3 6 million has come from int l donors

Anesthesia boosts dementia risks for aged

Jun 01, 2013 - 11:46 AM

Elderly who receive general anesthesia are likelier to develop dementia symptoms a study shows

INCREASED RISKS. A study shows that general anaesthesia can increase risks of dementia by at least 3 times

China steps up response to bird flu cases

Apr 06, 2013 - 2:31 AM

Shanghai orders a ban on live poultry trading and markets after culling more than 20 500 birds at an agricultural market in a western suburb on Friday