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  • Why Sleeping With Your Pet In The Bedroom May Better The Quality Of Your Sleep

    September 8, 2017 9:52 AM 36

    Can't seem to get sleep without snuggling up with your pooch? Although psychologically you may feel like you absolutely need to do so, physically you may be doing more harm than good by disrupting the quality of your sleep, claims a recent study. Lead author Lois Krahn from Mayo Clinic's Arizona campus said that most people assume having pets in the bedroom

  • Belgium banned the use of plastic bags

    September 7, 2017 10:17 PM 8

    Brussels decided to abandon the use of disposable plastic bags. From September 1, their distribution in all outlets of the city is prohibited. This measure decided to introduce to reduce environmental pollution, given the fact that the average plastic bag to decompose in nature 450 years. According to the UN, in the world’s oceans annually is thrown

  • Martin Shkreli’s Former Company Loses Race for FDA Approval

    September 1, 2017 3:13 PM 8

    Chemo Group, a rival, won approval for benznidazole, a drug to treat Chagas' disease, in U.S. Humanigen Inc., a drug-development firm run briefly by convicted fraudster Martin Shkreli, lost out this week in a competition for fast-track regulatory treatment for a drug to treat Chagas' disease, a dangerous parasitic infection. Chemo Group, not Humanigen

  • Health Ministry mulls legal action against Singapore portal

    September 1, 2017 2:50 PM 23

    YONG PENG: The Health Ministry is considering taking legal action against a Singapore online news portal over a report on the death of Justinian Tan. Theindependent.sg claimed that there was a slow response time of up to 30 minutes by an ambulance from the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) following the fatal road crash involving the 25-year-old Singaporean

  • Operation White Coat: Dirty nexus of private hospitals and doctors exposed

    September 1, 2017 9:17 AM 10

    In a long investigation Operation White Coat spanning three mega-cities of Delhi-NCR, Mumbai and Bangalore and covering 20 major private multi-specialty hospitals, Cobrapost has unearthed a racket of referrals in which these hospitals offer commission ranging between 10 and 30 per cent to doctors and smaller hospitals or nursing homes. Undertaken by Cobrapost

  • Pharmacists poised to help with diabetes management

    August 30, 2017 8:06 PM 8

    The report “Improve follow-up care for diabetics, doctors urge” (Aug 24) could not have said it better. Diabetes is an illness that requires healthcare professionals to go beyond diagnosis and dispensing medicine. Pharmacists and dieticians should rise to the challenge by offering their knowledge and long-term care to patients alongside nurses and doctors

  • Vegetarian Diet Plays A Vital Role In Lowering Your Cholesterol

    August 30, 2017 9:57 AM 9

    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 9

    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 13

    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 8

    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