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Occasional smokers who vape smoke more cigarettes

Posted on: June 22nd, 2017 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – Tobacco companies have been selling electronic cigarettes as a way to wean smokers off paper cigarettes, but a new study suggests the strategy could backfire. The report...

Mother’s heart health tied to breastfeeding

Posted on: June 22nd, 2017 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – A woman’s risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke later in life may be influenced by how long she breastfed her children, according to a new...

One third of U.S. adults don’t know e-cigarette vapor may harm kids

Posted on: June 16th, 2017 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – Even though the U.S. Surgeon General has concluded e-cigarette vapor may expose children to nicotine and other harmful chemicals, a new study finds that one in three...

UNTV, MCGI render free medical services to 895 residents of San Mateo, Rizal

Posted on: June 15th, 2017 | No Comments
Most residents of the coastal barangay of Guitnang Bayan 1 in San Mateo, Rizal are poor and their main source of income is fishing and shoe-making. Hence, they were delighted...

Premature babies often catch up to peers in school: study

Posted on: June 13th, 2017 | No Comments
A study following more than 1.3 million premature babies born in Florida found that two-thirds of those born at only 23 or 24 weeks were ready for kindergarten on time,...

Drinking in pregnancy tied to subtle changes in babies’ faces

Posted on: June 12th, 2017 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – Women who drink even a little bit of alcohol during pregnancy may be more likely than other mothers to have babies with slight facial abnormalities that have...

Even moderate drinking linked to changes in brain structure, study finds

Posted on: June 8th, 2017 | No Comments
  Drinking even moderate amounts of alcohol is linked to changes in brain structure and an increased risk of worsening brain function, scientists said on Tuesday. In a 30-year study...

Why parents’ tech obsession may mean kids misbehave

Posted on: June 2nd, 2017 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – Parents who are constantly checking their phones for texts, emails and cat videos may be more likely to have kids who misbehave than people who are able...

Brazilian doctors use fish skin to treat burn victims

Posted on: May 26th, 2017 | No Comments
Researchers in Brazil are experimenting with a new treatment for severe burns using the skin of tilapia fish, an unorthodox procedure they say can ease the pain of victims and...

Chocolate tied to decreased risk of irregular heart rhythm

Posted on: May 25th, 2017 | No Comments
Eating a small amount of chocolate every week or so may decrease the risk of a common and serious type of irregular heart rhythm, according to a new study of...