To quit smoking, it's best to go cold turkey, study finds. When it comes to quitting smoking, researchers acknowledge more people might try to quit gradually, but find that going cold turkey is most effective. Los Angeles Times, 03/14/2016. (Also see Raynaud's Prevention)
Feeling sick but still want to exercise? Let the 'neck rule' be your guide. Be careful about exercising when you're ill. If you're sick, experts say, tone it down and if you're really dragging, just rest. Los Angeles Times, 02/27/2016. (Also see Coping Strategies)
Women outlive men but suffer long years of disability. Women may have a longer life expectancy than men, but they are spending more of their golden years living with disabilities, a U.S. study finds. Reuters Health, 03/18/2016.
With cancer in one breast, no survival advantage in removing second one. The proportion of breast cancer patients who removed a healthy breast to prevent future cancers more than tripled over 10 years, but the procedure didn't improve their survival odds, a U.S. study finds. Reuters Health, 03/18/2016. (Also see Cancer)
In sweet–toothed Britain, sugary soda levy may have limited impact. By taxing sugary drinks, Britain joins several Western countries battling a key suspect in rising rates of obesity and diabetes, but health and industry experts say the levy is limited and its effect may be small. Reuters Health, 03/17/2016.
Heart Health Is Linked to Brain Health: Study. Having a healthy heart can help preserve brain processing and cognitive function over time, according to a new study published. Time Healthland, 03/16/2016. (Also see Cardiac (Heart) Involvement)
6 Ways Your Siblings Affect Your Health. Close sibling connections are frequently associated with lower levels of loneliness and depression, and higher levels of self-esteem. Time Healthland, 03/17/2016.(Also see Depression)
Many Women Who Quit Smoking When Pregnant Start Again Later. Study shows 43% of women who quit smoking during pregnancy pick the habit back up six months after birth. Time Healthland, 03/15/2016.
Diabetes could be revolutionised by new skin patch that tests blood sugar AND delivers drugs when needed. A patch that measures sugar in a diabetic's sweat could spell an end to painful insulin injections and finger jab tests. Mail Online, 03/21/2016. (Also see Research on Diabetes)
Keyhole operation to fight off the colon cancer invading your liver. Doctors are trialling an innovative surgical technique to remove secondary cancers that have spread to the liver. Mail Online, 03/20/2016. (Also see Cancer)
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