Monday, 8 March 2021

Health & Fitness

Oral sex spreading unstoppable bacteria

LONDON: Oral sex is producing dangerous gonorrhoea and a decline in condom use is helping it to spread, the World Health Organization has said. It warns that if someone contracts gonorrhoea, it is now much harder to treat, and in some cases impossible. The sexually transmitted infection is rapidly developing ...

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Top five plastic surgery-obsessed countries in the world

PARIS: International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS) just released their 2016 report on “Aesthetic/Cosmetic Procedures,” which breaks down who’s getting what plastic surgeries and where. The total report is extremely thorough, ranking countries by, among other metrics, the number of surgeons and the exact breakdowns of exactly what kinds ...

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Half of pregnant women don’t have healthy weight gain

Three quarters of women either gain too much or too little weight during pregnancy, Australian researchers have found after analysing data gathered from more than one million mums-to-be around the globe. Their findings have sparked calls for women to be weighed more often during pregnancy and given more information from ...

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Climate change may harm your sleep

Climate change that leads to warmer than normal nights can do major harm to human sleep, researchers say. The findings showed that abnormal increases in night temperature by 1 degree Celsius can translate to three nights of insufficient sleep per 100 individuals per month in the US. If climate change is ...

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A new ‘diet’ prosecco is coming to London

= It’s an age-old quandary: you want to down a bottle’s worth of Berlusconi’s tears (that’s prosecco, FYI) to yourself, but you’re damned if you’re sloshing back that many calories in half an hour with summer just around the corner. But not anymore. A ‘light prosecco’ has landed in London, promising ...

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New AIDS vaccine ‘cures’ 5 patients without drugs

New AIDS vaccine ‘cures’ 5 patients, report claims A vaccine, developed by researchers in Spain, helped five HIV patients remain virus-free seven months after taking the treatment, a report claims. The treatment allowed the patients to stop taking regular antiretroviral (ARV) drugs. ARV drugs are the current method being used ...

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Women face ‘sexist dress codes’ at work, report

A study into workplace dress codes has found “troubling” experiences affecting female workers forced to adhere to “sexist dress codes”. Women workers have been instructed to dye their hair blonde, wear revealing outfits and reapply make-up, a parliamentary report has found. Parliament held an inquiry into dress codes in the ...

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Roasting and frying starchy foods could increase cancer risk

Roasting and frying starchy foods could increase the risk of cancer, a Government body has said. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued a public warning over the risks of acrylamide – a chemical compound that forms in some foods when they are cooked at high temperatures (above 120C). A ...

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London on alert over toxic smog warning

LONDON was put on alert for a public health emergency today over toxic air pollution.  Sadiq Khan, the London Mayor, said air pollution could rise to ‘moderate’ in more than half of the capital’s 32 boroughs as he issued the warnings for the next three days.  Central London will be worst ...

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