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Study: Plastic Surgery Boosts Youthfulness, Not Attractiveness

Study: Plastic Surgery Boosts Youthfulness, Not Attractiveness

Aug 01, – For this small study, 50 strangers were asked to guess the age and subjectively rank the attractiveness of 49 patients after viewing photos of them either before or after facial plastic surgery. Facial plastic surgery may turn back the hands of time, but new research suggests it may not, alas, boost attractiveness. […]

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How Many Extra Calories Add Up to Obesity for Kids?

How Many Extra Calories Add Up to Obesity for Kids?

July 31, – The study, which is published in the July 30 online issue of The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, updates the mathematical model doctors use to calculate the daily calorie needs of children and adolescents. Overweight kids may be consuming far more calories than their doctors or parents realize, a new study suggests. The […]

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Study: Breast-Fed Baby May Become Higher-IQ Child

Study: Breast-Fed Baby May Become Higher-IQ Child

July 30, – Babies who were breast-fed for the first year of life gained 4 points on their IQ, compared with babies who were not breast-fed for as long, according to the findings, published online July 29 in JAMA Pediatrics. These children were better able to understand what others were telling them (receptive language) at […]

July 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Water-Safety Essentials for Parents

Water-Safety Essentials for Parents

July 29, – On a hot summer day, pools, lakes and beaches beckon children and teens. But adults need to make sure youngsters are safe when they’re playing in and around water, experts say. “Children can drown in even the smallest body of water, including toilets, decorative fountains, portable pools, buckets and bath tubs,” Dr. […]

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Dangerous Middle East coronavirus may have an African origin

Dangerous Middle East coronavirus may have an African origin

July 28, – The MERS-coronavirus is regarded as a dangerous novel pathogen: Almost 50 people have died from infection with the virus since it was first discovered in 2012. To date all cases are connected with the Arabian peninsula. Scientists from the University Bonn (Germany) and South Africa have now detected a virus in the […]

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Mentally ill people ‘hit hard by recession’

Mentally ill people ‘hit hard by recession’

July 27, – Across Europe, people with mental health problems have been disproportionately affected by the recession, said researchers. Unemployment is hitting the mentally ill twice as hard as it is the general population, a study has found. Between 2006 and 2010, their unemployment rate had risen by 5.5% compared with 2.7% for those unaffected […]

July 27, 2013 | By More
New MERS Coronavirus Virus Less Infectious Than SARS: Study

New MERS Coronavirus Virus Less Infectious Than SARS: Study

July 26, – Important differences between Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) suggest that MERS won’t prove as dangerous as SARS, researchers report. MERS emerged last year in Saudi Arabia and nearly all cases of infection have been reported there, or in people who were infected with the virus there […]

July 26, 2013 | By More
FDA says menthol cigarettes more harmful

FDA says menthol cigarettes more harmful

July 25, – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it would seek consultation on possible restrictions for the products. US regulators have said menthol cigarettes are more harmful than other cigarettes, but stopped short of limiting their sale. The agency said that while mint-flavoured cigarettes may be just as toxic as others, it was […]

July 24, 2013 | By More
Skipping breakfast linked to greater risk of heart problems

Skipping breakfast linked to greater risk of heart problems

July 24, – People should eat breakfast to keep their hearts in good condition, according to researchers in the US. Their study of 27,000 men, in the journal Circulation, showed those skipping breakfast were at a greater risk of heart problems. The team at the Harvard School of Public Health said missing the meal put […]

July 23, 2013 | By More
Obesity ‘may pose frail bone disease osteoporosis risk’

Obesity ‘may pose frail bone disease osteoporosis risk’

July 21, – Obesity may be a risk factor for the frail bone disease osteoporosis, a study suggests. US researchers have discovered that some people who are overweight have hidden fat inside their bones that could make them weak and prone to fractures. The Harvard Medical School team in Boston did body scans on 106 […]

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