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  1. Business - Economy - HEALTH

    Sick workers cost economies billions

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:36pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... worldwide watched each game, fatigue and alcohol took a heavy toll. The British government estimates a loss of 250 million working hours, costing Britain's economy about US$6.7 billion. As 1.4 ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Even light drinkers have increased risk of heart disease, says study

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:48pm by AGENCIES

    ... improve your chances against coronary heart disease, but also help you lose weight and ease high blood pressure, it said. Writing in the British Medical Journal, researchers carried out ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Heavy metal fan suffers brain injury from headbanging at Motorhead concert

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 10:36am

    ... and noted a handful of previous injuries, also in heavy metal fans. The latest case was described in a report published online on Friday in The Lancet. Motorhead are a British metal band known ... and trustee of the British brain injury advocacy group Headway. “Most people who go to music festivals and jump up and down while shaking their heads don’t end up in the hands of a neurosurgeon.” ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Nation's drinking water pipelines contaminated with micro-organisms, say experts

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:06am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... corrosive waste materials that accelerate the ageing of pipes, Guan said. Leaks are a common problem and in some cities, up to half the supply is wasted due to problems with the pipe network. ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Eating fish while pregnant is good for you, US says in dietary U-turn

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 09:28pm by NYT

    ... in the British journal BMJ, confirmed follow-up findings published in 2006. Using a statistical model, scientists estimated that in women who ate the most red meat, there were an extra 6.8 cases ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    ‘Dirty’ air in subdivided flats pose health hazards

    Posted May 21st 2014, 05:06pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... could lead to inadequate ventilation, which would promote the growth of bacterial and fungal colonies. Poor building conditions, such as water seepage and leaking sewage systems, could release ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Researchers to study whether mobile phones affect teenage brains

    Posted May 20th 2014, 09:24pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Phone effects on teen brains studied British researchers are launching the world's largest study to investigate whether using mobile phones and other wireless gadgets might affect children's brain development. The Study of Cognition, Adolescents and Mobile Phones, or SCAMP, project will focus on cognitive functions such as memory and attention, ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    British study links carb breakdown gene in saliva to obesity

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 03:39am by GUARDIAN

    ... The Guardian British researchers say discovery of material in saliva suggests dietary advice should focus on genetic predisposition to digest different foods Carb breakdown gene tied to obesity: study British researchers have discovered a link between a gene that breaks down carbohydrates and obesity, which may pave the way for more effective, individually tailored diets ...

  9. News - World - HEALTH

    First case of Mers virus confirmed in US, in traveller from Saudi Arabia

    Posted May 04th 2014, 06:45am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Infected health care worker from Midwest had recently returned from Saudi Arabia First US case of deadly Mers virus found A health care worker who had travelled to Saudi Arabia was confirmed as the first US case of Middle East respiratory virus (Mers), an often fatal illness. The male patient took a British Airways flight on April 24 from Riyadh to London, where he changed ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Minimum alcohol price would save British lives, says study

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 09:06pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London British researchers predict fall in drink-related deaths of 860 a year if government adopts move Minimum alcohol price would save lives, says study Setting a minimum ... and failing to prioritise public health in backing away from minimum pricing. The doctors cited data published in the British Medical Journal obtained by a freedom of information request showing ...




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