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A sofa is a dangerous place to put babies to sleep. According to a study published in the journal Pediatrics, about one in eight sleep-related deaths occur among infants who have been placed on sofas.Of the 9,073 sleep-related infant deaths analysed for the study, 1,024 deaths (12.9 per cent) occurred on sofas, with 72 per cent of the deaths occurring in infants aged 0 to 3 months.About 90 per...
Pee and C   
A simple urine test for human papillomavirus (HPV), that can cause cervical cancer, could offer a less invasive alternative to the standard pap smear test and improve screening compliance, report British researchers on bmj.com.HPV is one of the most common sexually-transmitted infections, infecting up to 80 per cent of sexually active women at some point in their lives. While most infections go...
Combo therapy   
A combination of behavioral therapy plus medication may increase the likelihood of smokers quitting, reports a study published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.The study was based on 1,560 adult smokers in England who made at least one attempt to quit smoking during a six-month study period. About 5 per cent of the participants used prescription medication (nicotine replacement therapy,...
Simple steps   
Would you buy a drink that has a label saying that you need to walk five miles to burn off the calories? Probably not.According to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health the best way to help us make healthier food choices is to replace standard calorie information with signs that state how far we would have to walk to burn off the calories.A Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg...
Zip zapped   
According to the World Health Organization, the booming market for energy drinks could pose a threat to public health, especially among young adults.Researchers at WHO Europe reviewed data on the health risks of energy drinks and the current regulatory policies.Energy drinks are non-alcoholic beverages that contain caffeine, vitamins and other ingredients. They are especially popular among young...
Device against pain   
Nose to reverse   
Skirt the risk   01 November, 2014
Live longer in 15 minutes   29 October, 2011
Your germs stay with you   01 November, 2014
A father first   29 October, 2011
Workout drink   01 November, 2014
Earlier the better   29 October, 2011
Dumb choice   01 November, 2014
E-eeak!   29 September, 2014
Killing spree   29 September, 2014
Viral hobnob   29 September, 2014
Going bananas   29 September, 2014
Tasks for the morning   29 September, 2014
Get going   29 September, 2014
Half a glass rule   29 September, 2014
Yoga brain booster   06 September, 2014
Game balm   06 September, 2014
Hold your breath   06 September, 2014
Instant harms   06 September, 2014
Allay with aspirin   06 September, 2014
Early reading enables   06 September, 2014
The neck link   06 September, 2014
Cure for baldness?   06 September, 2014
Live healthy, stay young   16 August, 2014
Perils of the west   07 May, 2013
Less sugar. Less salt, too   16 August, 2014
Far from support   07 May, 2013
Friendlier fist bumps   16 August, 2014
The signs   23 April, 2013
Cool strategies   16 August, 2014
Eat fish, live longer   23 April, 2013
Pained by loss   16 August, 2014
Feel again!   23 April, 2013
Her young, fragile heart   16 August, 2014
Knee therapy   23 April, 2013
Suicide marker   16 August, 2014
Shift risk   16 August, 2014
Seven lifesavers   23 April, 2013
Veggies glow   25 April, 2012
Mummyís heart   23 April, 2013
Ties that thrive   04 August, 2014
Cool food   25 April, 2012
Drug danger   23 April, 2013
Sharing is not caring   30 October, 2012
Safe in the crib   04 August, 2014
Get up!   25 April, 2012
Be fit to be sharp   23 April, 2013
Power pate   30 October, 2012
Before it fades   04 August, 2014
Was that an attack?   25 April, 2012
Hookah to harm   09 October, 2012
Calcium alert   23 April, 2013
Suture or staple?   04 August, 2014
Hearty sleep   25 April, 2012
Happy to eat less   09 October, 2012
Bully and worry   23 April, 2013
Donít go up in smoke   04 August, 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
In the right measure   04 August, 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
Fatal fat   04 August, 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
The flip side   04 August, 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
Move for energy   04 August, 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
Probiotics that pacify   04 August, 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
Inhalers may inhibit   04 August, 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
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
Move for the heart   16 June, 2014
Change for heart   02 July, 2012
Protective mother   19 September, 2012
Just canít do without   28 March, 2012
Save this message   12 November, 2011
Early relief   12 March, 2013
Debug!   19 September, 2012
Fit for the heart   28 March, 2012
Smart shots   02 July, 2012
Firstborn risks   12 March, 2013
Bumpy drive   16 June, 2014
Resume after pause   19 September, 2012
Cold is soothening   28 March, 2012
A preventive bath   12 March, 2013
The lower the better   16 June, 2014
High on I   02 June, 2012
Hale and hearty   11 February, 2013
Walk the thought   20 May, 2014
Problem parents   09 December, 2011
Melodies in C major   29 October, 2011
Beat the gene   09 December, 2011
Dirty money transfer   20 May, 2014
Spot on   12 February, 2013
A couple of benefits   29 October, 2011
Knee deep in milk   20 May, 2014
Melancholy strain   29 October, 2011
Healthy fix   20 May, 2014
Online antidepressant   20 May, 2014
Healthy at home   29 October, 2011
Sunny lean   20 May, 2014
Pink or blue?   29 October, 2011
Dual benefits   20 May, 2014
Cigarette buts   29 October, 2011
Electric mo(ve)ment   20 May, 2014
How they meet   29 October, 2011
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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