Archives for December, 2014

New Study Links Autism to Air Pollution Exposure During Pregnancy

December 22nd, 2014
New Study Links Autism to Air Pollution Exposure During Pregnancy

A new study conducted by researchers in America has linked autism to exposure to polluted air during pregnancy. A team of researchers from The Harvard School of Public Health found that air pollution was linked to higher levels of autism among a group of 1,767 children. Researchers discovered that levels of autism in children doubled […]

Study Suggests That Yoga is Good for the Heart

December 16th, 2014
Study Suggests That Yoga is Good for the Heart

Yoga has long been associated with increased flexibility, strength and muscle tone, but a new study has indicated that it could also have benefits for the heart. Research conducted in the Netherlands suggests that doing yoga could help to reduce the risk of developing risk factors for heart disease, including high blood pressure and high […]

Malaria Deaths Halved Thanks to Global Aid Effort

December 9th, 2014
Malaria Deaths Halved Thanks to Global Aid Effort

The number of deaths caused by malaria has halved, according to statistics from the World Health Organisation. The latest figures show that the number of people dying from malaria has fallen by 4.3 million since 2001 and more countries have completely eliminated malaria. There were no indigenous cases reported in Sri Lanka or Azerbaijan and […]

British Woman Dies During Cosmetic Surgery in Thailand

December 4th, 2014
British Woman Dies During Cosmetic Surgery in Thailand

The story of a young British woman who died on the 23rd of October after having a cosmetic procedure in Thailand has raised questions about the safety of having cosmetic surgery abroad. Joy Williams was 24 years old when she died under anesthetic on the operating table in Bangkok. She had undergone a buttock augmentation […]

New Study Suggests HIV Threat is Being “Watered Down”

December 2nd, 2014
New Study Suggests HIV Threat is Being “Watered Down”

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Oxford suggests that the HIV virus is becoming less deadly as a result of the way it reacts and adapts to the human immune system. Researchers discovered that the virus is taking longer to cause AIDS and has become less infectious. Some experts believe that […]

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