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  • Doctors told how to prevent the development of coronary heart disease

    October 7, 2017 9:23 PM 25

    Coronary heart disease develops due to cholesterol clogged blood vessels and slow blood circulation, when oxygen in sufficient quantity is not supplied to the heart. If people lead unhealthy lifestyles and have the aforementioned diseases, it automatically gets to group of risk of coronary heart disease. 2. Eat right, eating healthy vegetarian food and refuse

  • The 5 Biggest Misconceptions About Eating Fat

    October 5, 2017 7:43 PM 18

    If you were confused about some of these, we don't blame you. Like carbs, there are high-quality fats and low quality fats, says Julie Upton, R.D., and co-founder of nutrition website Appetite for Health. “Low-quality fats, just like low-quality carbs, are not beneficial for your health,” she says, calling out saturated fats, which typically show up in processed

  • FDA Chief Says High Drug Prices ‘Public Health Concern’ Agency Should Address

    October 2, 2017 3:20 PM 9

    Scott Gottlieb says FDA will start with focus on speeding approval of ‘complex generics’ WASHINGTON—The new commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration declared high drug prices are “a public health concern that FDA should address,” and he began offering concrete steps the agency will employ to speed new, complex drugs to market through more efficient

  • A biotech founded by a 32-year-old just failed a key Alzheimer’s drug trial

    September 26, 2017 11:18 AM 16

    Axovant, a company founded by the 32-year-old Vivek Ramaswamy, just failed a key late-stage trial for its Alzheimer’s drug. “While we are deeply disappointed by these trial results, we also are saddened for the millions of patients and families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease,” Axovant CEO David Hung said. “However, we believe that the fight against

  • Accused doc 'admitted switching blood sample'

    September 25, 2017 9:03 PM 14

    He is alleged to have swopped HIV boyfriend's blood sample with his own in bid to cheat MOM A district court heard yesterday that a Singaporean doctor admitted to a police officer last year that he had switched his blood sample with the one taken from his American boyfriend who is HIV-positive. On the first day of Ler Teck Siang's trial, Deputy Superintendent

  • Scientists have warned about the dangers of homeopathy

    September 23, 2017 10:34 PM 30

    In a 12-page document, the Council summarized the results of scientific studies, surveys and even a parliamentary report, which showed the futility of homeopathic remedies. It is the extract from the report of the British Parliament, which affirms that “a systematic review and meta-analyses have conclusively demonstrated that homeopathic products work no better

  • Younger Singaporeans at risk of diabetes eligible for S$5 screening tests

    September 19, 2017 8:58 AM 8

    SINGAPORE: Singaporeans below the age of 40 who are assessed to be at risk of diabetes after completing an online survey are eligible to undergo a full screening of the disease for S$5. The free self-assessment survey called Diabetes Risk Assessment (DRA) aims to encourage younger Singaporeans aged 18 to 39 years old to be more aware about their risk of developing

  • Bayer halts non-U.S. sales of its contraceptive implant

    September 18, 2017 11:25 PM 30

    (Reuters) - German drugs and pesticides group Bayer AG said in a statement on its French website that it would stop selling its contraceptive implant, Essure, in countries other than the United States. The company said the decision was taken for commercial reasons and was not linked to a safety or product quality problem. (http

  • Delaware makes it easier for PTSD sufferers to get marijuana

    September 15, 2017 5:54 PM 18

    WDEL in Wilmington reported Thursday that Gov. John Carney signed into law the Bravery Bill. It allows PTSD patients to receive a medical marijuana card from any properly licensed physician. Previously, PTSD patients could only get approval for medical marijuana from a licensed psychiatrist. The Bravery Bill allows PTSD patients to receive a medical

  • Can cuddling up to man's best friend help you sleep better?

    September 8, 2017 4:04 PM 35

    Letting a canine companion into the bedroom at night can divide couples and families. While some argue that all that doggy snoring will ruin their sleep, others love nothing more than a nighttime cuddle with their furry friend. However, science may now have resolved the matter, with a new U.S. study suggesting that sleeping with your pet can actually