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Seating risks
The Week Correspondent
Would regular exercise compensate for prolonged sitting? A Canadian study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that sitting for long periods of time can increase your risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and death, even if you exercise regularly. The risk was even more pronounced for those who led a sedentary life and did little or no exercise at all. People usually spend more...
Match made to be healthy   
People are more likely to succeed in making positive health changes if their partners adopt such changes, too. For a study in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers at University College London sought to find out whether partnering up increased the odds of success when trying to make healthy lifestyle choices such as quitting smoking, becoming physically active and losing weight. The study involved...
Not so safe after all   
E-cigarettes may not be as safe as people assume. According to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine e-cigarette vapour can contain cancer-causing formaldehyde at levels five to 15 times higher than regular cigarettes.Formaldehyde is a known human carcinogen found in both regular cigarettes and e-cigarettes. When users increase the voltage on their e-cigarettes to deliver high amounts of...
Cold facts   
Our mothers always tell us to dress warmly in cold temperatures to avoid catching a cold. But is it just an old wives' tale or does it have any scientific basis?A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that we are vulnerable to catching colds in cold temperatures because rhinovirus—the virus responsible for the common cold—replicates more rapidly in...
Back to back.   
Epilepsy patients who sleep on their stomachs are at an increased risk of sudden unexpected death, according to a study published in the journal Neurology. The article focused on 25 studies that included 253 sudden unexpected deaths, where body position at the time of death was recorded. In 73.3 per cent of the cases, patients died while sleeping on their stomach (prone position), while 26.7 per...
Happy art babies   
Bitter pill   
Sleep right, mother   
Live longer in 15 minutes   29 October, 2011
Two pegs too much   16 February, 2015
A father first   29 October, 2011
Sleep on this   02 February, 2015
Earlier the better   29 October, 2011
A cut that protects   02 February, 2015
Growth pain   02 February, 2015
A hearty posture   02 February, 2015
Numbing the knee   02 February, 2015
The balance test   02 February, 2015
Stent for large clots   02 February, 2015
Preventive treatment   05 January, 2015
Net effect   05 January, 2015
Fatal fat.   05 January, 2015
Spare the rod   05 January, 2015
Lean and not hungry   05 January, 2015
Knowledge blank   05 January, 2015
Fluid test   05 January, 2015
Case against milk   05 January, 2015
Cheer up with laughing gas   05 January, 2015
Calories count   15 December, 2014
Pain in the neck   15 December, 2014
Perils of the west   07 May, 2013
What’s so special about birthdays ending in 9   15 December, 2014
Far from support   07 May, 2013
Work that shifts the body clock   15 December, 2014
The signs   23 April, 2013
The best first line treatment   15 December, 2014
Eat fish, live longer   23 April, 2013
Sunshine reduces pain   15 December, 2014
Feel again!   23 April, 2013
Use contacts with care   15 December, 2014
Knee therapy   23 April, 2013
Too early to live   15 December, 2014
Seven lifesavers   23 April, 2013
Watch the heart   15 December, 2014
Veggies glow   25 April, 2012
Mummy’s heart   23 April, 2013
Stones and broken bones   15 December, 2014
Cool food   25 April, 2012
Drug danger   23 April, 2013
Sharing is not caring   30 October, 2012
The ABCs   13 November, 2014
Get up!   25 April, 2012
Be fit to be sharp   23 April, 2013
Power pate   30 October, 2012
Pee and C   13 November, 2014
Was that an attack?   25 April, 2012
Hookah to harm   09 October, 2012
Calcium alert   23 April, 2013
Combo therapy   13 November, 2014
Hearty sleep   25 April, 2012
Happy to eat less   09 October, 2012
Bully and worry   23 April, 2013
Simple steps   13 November, 2014
Clean vital cord   25 April, 2012
Losing more than pain   09 October, 2012
Labour of fear   27 July, 2012
Supplement trouble   23 April, 2013
Zip zapped   13 November, 2014
Help from the east   28 March, 2012
Pills that hurt   09 October, 2012
Exhausting fumes   27 July, 2012
Don't be late for lunch   23 April, 2013
Device against pain   13 November, 2014
SINUSITIS AND ANTIBIOTICS   28 March, 2012
Blame it on belly   09 October, 2012
Booster for big boys   27 July, 2012
Smart notes   12 March, 2013
Nose to reverse   13 November, 2014
Age cut   28 March, 2012
Blight blues   09 October, 2012
Marked man   02 July, 2012
Folic acid protection   12 March, 2013
Much more than migraine   07 July, 2014
Skirt the risk   01 November, 2014
The lows of highs   28 March, 2012
Dangerous highs   09 October, 2012
Exercise   02 July, 2012
Costly drink   12 March, 2013
Restoring the bite   07 July, 2014
Your germs stay with you   01 November, 2014
Sleeping pill perils   28 March, 2012
Need-based treatment   09 October, 2012
For better control   02 July, 2012
Veggies for healthy heart   12 March, 2013
Workout drink   01 November, 2014
Not more than what you need   16 June, 2014
Count the calories   28 March, 2012
Unsuspecting women   09 October, 2012
Fat cut   02 July, 2012
A better time   12 November, 2011
Killer codeine   12 March, 2013
Dumb choice   01 November, 2014
Fat chance   16 June, 2014
Soda troublemaker   28 March, 2012
Dirt at work   02 July, 2012
Dad decides   19 September, 2012
Supplement with care   12 November, 2011
Praise right   12 March, 2013
Does wine help?   16 June, 2014
E-eeak!   29 September, 2014
Just can’t do without   28 March, 2012
Change for heart   02 July, 2012
Protective mother   19 September, 2012
Save this message   12 November, 2011
Early relief   12 March, 2013
Move for the heart   16 June, 2014
Killing spree   29 September, 2014
Fit for the heart   28 March, 2012
Smart shots   02 July, 2012
Debug!   19 September, 2012
Firstborn risks   12 March, 2013
Bumpy drive   16 June, 2014
Viral hobnob   29 September, 2014
Cold is soothening   28 March, 2012
Resume after pause   19 September, 2012
High on I   02 June, 2012
A preventive bath   12 March, 2013
The lower the better   16 June, 2014
Going bananas   29 September, 2014
Problem parents   09 December, 2011
Hale and hearty   11 February, 2013
Walk the thought   20 May, 2014
Melodies in C major   29 October, 2011
Beat the gene   09 December, 2011
Spot on   12 February, 2013
Dirty money transfer   20 May, 2014
A couple of benefits   29 October, 2011
Knee deep in milk   20 May, 2014
Melancholy strain   29 October, 2011
Healthy fix   20 May, 2014
Healthy at home   29 October, 2011
Online antidepressant   20 May, 2014
Pink or blue?   29 October, 2011
Sunny lean   20 May, 2014
Cigarette buts   29 October, 2011
Dual benefits   20 May, 2014
How they meet   29 October, 2011
Electric mo(ve)ment   20 May, 2014
Work out to do well   29 October, 2011
Bypass steroids   20 May, 2014
The fruity, veggie way   20 May, 2014
Correct dose   20 May, 2014
Walk again   05 May, 2014
Spouse is hangry   05 May, 2014
Delay the detachment   05 May, 2014
Dal against bad fat   05 May, 2014
Slump and sink   13 August, 2012
App against time   05 May, 2014
Idle food   05 May, 2014
Low dose remedy   05 May, 2014
Gift for grandma   05 May, 2014
Guardian gel   14 April, 2014
Too much is bad   14 April, 2014
She doesn't know!   14 April, 2014
Not smart enough   14 April, 2014
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