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Study to test ‘chocolate’ pills for heart health

This Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005 file photo shows organic cocoa beans in storage at a factory in Ocumare de la Costa, 100 kilometers (60 miles) west of Caracas, Venezuela. A large-scale study is being launched in 2014 to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes. AP

It won’t be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

US study: Friends common source of abused meds

Registered Nurse Babette Richter, background, with the South Jersey AIDS Alliance talks to a gathering about the technique for administering the heroin overdose antidote, naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan, in Camden, N.J. on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. AP

Most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers get them for free from friends or relatives, while drug dealers are a relatively uncommon source for those at highest risk for deadly overdoses, a US government study found.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Overworked nurses linked to higher death rates

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Investigations in nine European countries have given statistical backing to claims that patients’ lives may be at risk when nurses are overworked, specialists said on Wednesday.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Old age futures a concern in many countries

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A new study finds that people in nations where the population is aging less swiftly, such as the U.S, are less likely to be worried about their old-age futures than those in parts of Europe and East Asia that are grappling with swiftly shrinking workforces and increasing pension costs.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Vodka to blame for high death risk in Russian men

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Russian men who down large amounts of vodka – and too many do – have an “extraordinarily” high risk of an early death, a new study says.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Lingonberries could prevent obesity and diabetes – study

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Lingonberries, a fruit common in Scandinavian cuisine, may be able to help prevent weight gain and high sugar and cholesterol levels, Swedish scientists said Thursday of a new study.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Flu vaccine more effective for women than men – study

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The flu vaccine is generally less effective for men than for women, scientists said in a study Monday, tracing the effect to higher levels of testosterone that curb the immune response.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

No need to avoid peanuts while pregnant – US study

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Women who eat peanuts while pregnant are less likely to have children with peanut allergies than women who avoid them, said a US study out Monday.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

DepEd, CHEd heads to keynote University of San Agustin, Iloilo research confab

Education Secretary Bro. Armin A. Luistro, FSC, and Commission on Higher Education Commissioner Minerva Alarcon will keynote the 1st San Agustin National Research and Education Conference on Nov. 27-29 at the University of San Agustin-Iloilo Auditorium.

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Costs soar in US for twin, triplet births

Angelica Sabuco, Angelina Sabuco, Ginady Sabuco

Mothers in the United States who give birth to twins or triplets face soaring medical costs compared to those who have single children, said a study on Monday.

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Obesity linked to early onset of puberty in US girls

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Girls of all races are entering puberty earlier than ever before, and US research out Monday suggests that obesity may a contributing factor, particularly in white girls.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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