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‘Molecular condoms’- the new contraceptive?

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 06:49

TWO compounds normally found in wild plants could make good alternatives to emergency contraceptives - if scientists only knew where to get enough of them.

Brain cancer: What is it?

Monday, 15 May 2017 06:43

LIKE any other part of your body, your brain can have a tumor, which happens when cells grow out of control and form a solid mass.

Silent seizures tied to Alzheimer's symptoms

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 06:55

. Researchers suggest they're a potential target for treating the disease

UNDETECTED or “silent” seizures may contribute to some symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease, such as confusion, a small study suggests.

Is a low-salt diet always healthy?

Friday, 05 May 2017 08:54

.Study claims current guidelines are too restrictive when there's sufficient potassium intake

STEERING clear of salty foods might not be as helpful for your heart health as previously thought, a new study claims.

Epilepsy drug blamed for serious birth defects

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 07:05

A DRUG given to pregnant women for epilepsy and bipolar disorder caused “serious malformations” in up to 4,100 children, a French study suggests.
Mothers treated with valproate (brand name Depakote)for epilepsy were up to four times likelier to give birth to a malformed child, the preliminary study found.

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The health benefits of ginger

Friday, 21 April 2017 09:34

GINGER (Zingiber officinale) is one of the most commonly used spices around the world and is a popular ingredient in many Ghanaian dishes and beverages. Ginger has also been used in traditional medicine as a cure for many diseases.

Kidney disease a big contributor to heart-related deaths: Study

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 06:53

KIDNEY disease is a major cause of heart-related deaths worldwide, a new study reports.
Based on data from 188 countries at six time points between 1990 and 2013, the researchers estimated that in 2013, reduced kidney function was associated with 4 percent of deaths worldwide, or 2.2 million deaths.

Dairy-free diets can risk bone health

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 06:47

DIETS which cut out dairy food could be a "ticking time bomb" for young people's bone health, a charity is warning.
A National Osteoporosis Society survey found a fifth of under-25s are cutting out or reducing dairy in their diet.
It said it was concerned many young adults were putting their health at risk by following eating fads.

Health secrets of sweet potatoes

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 06:44

Antioxidants Aplenty
NOT all sweet potatoes are orange. Their skins and insides can be white, yellow, brown, red, pink, and purple. The range of color brings different nutrients to the table. Purple-fleshed sweet potatoes are thought to contain super-high levels of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents. As these substances pass through your system, they balance out free radicals - chemicals that harm your cells.
Vitamin A Victory

Alternative treatments for insomnia

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 06:44

ALTERNATIVE therapy encompasses a variety of disciplines that include everything from diet and exercise to mental conditioning and lifestyle changes. Examples of alternative therapies include acupuncture, guided imagery, yoga, hypnosis, biofeedback, aromatherapy, relaxation, herbal remedies, massage, and many others.

Smoking causes one in 10 deaths worldwide, study shows

Monday, 10 April 2017 06:59

SMOKING causes one in 10 deaths worldwide, a new study shows, half of them in just four countries - China, India, the US and Russia.
Despite decades of tobacco control policies, population growth has seen an increased number of smokers, it warned.