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Six surprising health risks in your home

Our home is our safe haven, a place infused with markers of our tastes, interests, and personalities. We share our homes with people, creatures, and things we love, and they provide comfort and joy. Yet, our homes can sometimes also pose risks to our health. For instance, gas heaters and stoves, in the absence of proper ventilation, can release enough carbon monoxide to poison us. Another health hazard lies in

Despite Warnings, Kids Are Still Dying in Hot Cars

FRIDAY, July 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) –– On July 2, a 7-week-old baby boy died after being left in his grandmother’s van for almost eight hours on a hot summer day in Mary Esther, Fla. The boy’s mother placed the infant in a rear-facing car seat in the van after church. But the grandmother wasn’t told the baby was in the vehicle, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s office. By


Infants born to mothers who are vaccinated against the highly contagious and potentially fatal whooping cough are much less likely to get it than others, researchers said, in a large study published Monday. Whooping cough, which is caused by Bordetella pertussis bacteria, is easily spread when an infected individual coughs or sneezes. About half of infants who contract the illness require hospitalization for complications like pneumonia or brain disorder, Reuters

Badminton, tennis or squash help you to long life

Okay, don’t believe the title as life has been planned by god. We don’t know how long our life but it is based on research that sports with racket are the best exercise. The analysis from 80,000 adults who were played tennis, badminton or squash had the lowest risk of dying during the study made nearly a decade ago. The study compared with people who didn’t play racket sports, those

Malaysia increased monitoring following Zika cases in Singapore

Malaysia’s Health Ministry said it has increased its monitoring at the two main entry points to Johor following reports of confirmed Zika cases in Singapore. In a statement yesterday, health director general Noor Hisham Abdullah pointed to reports about a 47-year-old Malaysian woman in Singapore who was diagnosed with the virus. Singapore authorities have since confirmed 41 cases of locally transmitted Zika virus. Dr Noor Hisham said Malaysia was vulnerable

One side of your face may have a higher cancer risk because of driving

Are you a driver ? You know that burning feeling on your right side when you’re in your car and stuck in a mid-afternoon jam? This, scientists say may be a cause to worry. The right side of our face may be at a higher risk of sun damage and is ageing faster from our daily driving, says a study. The study shows that while the windshields of cars may block a