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  • Vegetarian Diet Plays A Vital Role In Lowering Your Cholesterol

    August 30, 2017 9:57 AM 6

    A vegetarian diet has some health benefits associated with it due to which its consumption is recommended by many health experts. Many people opt for vegetarian diet during their weight loss journey. Similar to the non-vegetarian diet, the vegetarian diet is also packed with essential nutrients which can lower down the cholesterol. After reviewing 50 studies

  • South Africa's bird flu outbreak threatens poultry industry: Minister

    August 23, 2017 3:09 AM 5

    CAPE TOWN: An outbreak of bird flu in South Africa threatens the country's poultry industry and jobs, Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana said on Tuesday after meeting with poultry industry executives. Zokwana said government would consider importing fertile eggs to help close a supply gap due to the culling of thousands of birds following the outbreak

  • Video shows giant bloodsucking tick inside victim’s ear amid warning of deadly UK invasion

    August 22, 2017 4:02 PM 7

    The sickening clip has left viewers disturbed after it went viral online amid warnings that the UK is under siege from a wave of the miniature parasites. It begins showing a surgical camera being slowly lowered into the patient’s ear, travelling until the eardrum comes into view. But as the picture becomes clear, viewers are shown the horrifying sight

  • Woman wins $568m in lawsuit claiming Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder causes cancer

    August 22, 2017 2:15 AM 6

    LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles jury on Monday (Aug 21) ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record US$417 million (S$568 million) to a hospitalised woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company’s iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene. The verdict in the lawsuit brought by the California woman, Mrs Eva Echeverria

  • Hospitals boost security after MOH advisory

    August 21, 2017 9:01 PM 23

    KTPH and NUH will join four other public hospitals in having visitor tracking systems By early next year, all six acute general hospitals here will have a system in place to keep track of visitors going in and out of wards, to ensure the safety and security of patients. Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) and National University Hospital (NUH) will join the ranks

  • Higher death rate with alternative cancer cures

    August 21, 2017 5:32 PM 40

    People who choose alternative cures for common cancers are up to five times more likely to die early, compared with those opting for standard treatments, a new study said. The risk of death five years after diagnosis "was highest for breast and colon cancer" - 5.6 and 4.6 times greater respectively, said lead author Skyler Johnson from the Yale School

  • Philippines reports second outbreak of bird flu: Minister

    August 18, 2017 3:11 AM 6

    MANILA: The Philippines has found a second outbreak of bird flu in another province in the main Luzon island, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol said on Friday, a week after reporting the country's first case of the poultry disease. The second outbreak was in the Jaen municipality in the province of Nueva Ecija, north of the capital Manila, where Pinol

  • Singapore launches first donor breast milk bank

    August 17, 2017 3:02 AM 4

    SINGAPORE: Mothers who are unable to produce enough milk for their premature or sick infants can now rely on a safe supply of breast milk, with the launch of a three-year pilot for Singapore’s first donor breast milk bank. The programme, a collaboration between KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) and Temasek Foundation Cares, was launched by former

  • Spraying starts after West Nile virus seen in South Carolina

    August 16, 2017 4:05 PM 39

    Officials are spraying a 1-square mile (3-sq. kilometer) area in South Carolina for mosquitoes after a West Nile virus diagnosis. Rock Hill officials said spraying would be conducted Wednesday and end around 1 a.m. Thursday near a fire station in the southern part of the city. York County Emergency Management director Chuck Haynes said property around

  • Scientists Have Taught A Plant How To Be A Polio Vaccine

    August 16, 2017 12:14 PM 20

    Scientists can do some pretty incredible things. Household plants could hold the answer to eradicating a disease that has been paralysing people worldwide since the 1800’s. Scientists in Norfolk have developed a polio vaccine in a breakthrough trial that not only has the potential to transform how pharmaceutical companies make vaccines, but is “paving