Cosmetics Are Not Always As Safe As You Would Like To Think

Cosmetics Are Not Always As Safe As You Would Like To Think

For the last 5 years Carol has tried tooth and nail to control her weight. She has religiously been to the gym, let go of calories just to earn that hour glass body. Research carried out by Doctors at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York claim that there is more to just exercise and […]

Smoking Ups Sex Hormones, Disease risk

Smoking Ups Sex Hormones, Disease risk

A new study has found that postmenopausal women who smoke have higher levels of sex hormones and run higher risks of falling prey to chronic diseases than their non-smoking counterparts. “The observed increase in sex hormone levels with cigarette use suggests that tobacco smoke, apart from its direct toxic and carcinogenic effects, may also influence […]

Sniffer Dogs Detect Lung Cancer

Sniffer Dogs Detect Lung Cancer

Sniffer dogs can be used to reliably detect lung cancer, according to researchers in Germany. Writing in the European Respiratory Journal, they found that trained dogs could detect a tumour in 71% of patients. However, scientists do not know which chemical the dogs are detecting, which is what they say they need to know to […]

TV Watching Is Bad for Babies’ Brains

TV Watching Is Bad for Babies’ Brains

   Babies who watch TV are more likely to have delayed cognitive development and language at 14 months, especially if they’re watching programs intended for adults and older children, a research has confirmed. We probably knew that 24 and Grey’s Anatomy don’t really qualify as educational content, but it’s surprising that TV-watching made a difference […]

Red Meat Increases Diabetes Threat By 50%

Red Meat Increases Diabetes Threat By 50%

Just two rashers of bacon a day can increase the risk of diabetes by more than 50 per cent, scientists claim. Eating a single sausage, small burger or a few slices of salami every day drastically raises the chances of developing the illness. Research has found that just 100g of red meat every day – […]

Does Kissing Cause Gum Disease?

There is some research that shows that couples share each other’s bacteria. However, common sense dictates that everyone should keep up with their oral hygiene and get teeth cleanings every 3-6 months. What causes teeth to stain and turn yellow? Stains happen when dark foods (such as beets and berries) and beverages (think colas and […]

The Pill And Your Boobs

The Pill And Your Boobs

Birth control pills might make your boobs a little bigger Because the hormones in the Pill cause fluid retention, it is likely your breasts will feel somewhat fuller. Some types may heal breast blemishes Just as certain kinds of Pills contain hormones that clear up and prevent facial acne, these types also can have a […]

Staying Single Can Be Fatal

Staying single can be fun for many; but according to a new study, leading a solo lifestyle could have serious health implications. Researchers at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, have found that single women were at risk of dying seven to 15 years earlier than their married counterparts. Single men fared even worse, with their […]

New Vaccine Enables Immune System To Be Constantly ‘On The Alert’ For Hiv

An experimental drug has been proven to control HIV/AIDS infection for more than a year, suggesting it may lead to a vaccine that cures the killer disease. Researchers said Cytomegalovirus (CMV) works by priming the immune system to quickly attack the HIV virus when it first enters the body, a point at which the virus […]

Small Condoms Increase Chances of It Slipping Off

Small Condoms Increase Chances of It Slipping Off

By Richard . You can’t go wrong if you shield your dongle. When used correctly, condoms prevent HIV infection and other sexually transmitted infections (STI). Although condoms are continuously becoming common, these are some things you need to know t make them more effective. Remember there is no such thing as a learner’s permit for […]