Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 2016-06-27 18:51
LONDON - Premature deaths from air pollution will continue to rise to 2040 unless changes are made to the way the world uses and produces energy, the International Energy Agency said on Monday.
Around 6.5 million deaths globally are attributed each year to poor air quality inside and outside, making it the world's fourth-largest threat to human health, behind high blood pressure, dietary risks and smoking.
Submitted by pristeo@a1 on Mon, 2016-06-27 12:29
When she walks down the street, people do a double take, but not for the usual reasons, said Miss Ng Poh Peng.
Miss Ng, 25, was born with congenital ichthyosis, a rare and incurable hereditary skin disorder that causes her skin to flake off like fish scales, exposing raw-looking wrinkled pink skin underneath.
"I've noticed people looking all the time, but I find it funny. Sometimes they turn to look even after walking past me.
Submitted by xiuhuil@a1 on Sun, 2016-06-26 16:52
To women, some men smell more masculine than others, and these manly smelling men tend to have more masculine faces. But what if you're a guy who lacks these linked signs of manliness?
Just put on some deodorant.
Submitted by shabanan@a1 on Sat, 2016-06-25 16:06
Plagued by nightmares, he could not sleep for a week after a bad car accident four months ago.
He would toss and turn in bed as scenes from the crash kept replaying in his mind.
He was suffering psychological symptoms after a traumatic experience.
This can happen to those who have been exposed to major trauma such as war, traffic accidents, or the sudden death of a loved one.
The symptoms include insomnia, flashbacks, nightmares and feelings of distress.
Submitted by shabanan@a1 on Sat, 2016-06-25 14:46
KUALA LUMPUR - Two children have died in Malaysia from diphtheria this month, apparently because their parents did not vaccinate them against the infectious disease, believing the jabs contained elements of pig DNA.
The deaths have triggered outrage, prompting the Health Ministry, medical experts and a state mufti to plead with parents not to believe in rumours.
Malaysian media reports say an "anti-vaccine movement" reportedly based in Kedah has spread doubts about the contents of the vaccine and about its necessity.
Submitted by xiuhuil@a1 on Fri, 2016-06-24 15:15
A 22-year-old woman in North Belfast who complained of a toothache went into a clinic for treatment and woke up to find all her bottom teeth missing.
Ms Jessica Madden has severe learning difficulties and suffers from epilepsy, due to a rare genetic disorder, reported Belfast Live.
Submitted by candicec@a1 on Fri, 2016-06-24 11:11
A 63-year-old man in China suffered seven gruesome-looking blisters on his back and almost lost his life after going for cupping treatment every day for a month.
Cupping is a form of therapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), whereby heated glass cups are applied to the skin along the body's meridian points, creating suction. The treatment is believed to stimulate blood flow and healing.
Submitted by huizhen@a1 on Thu, 2016-06-23 16:44
SINGAPORE - Healthy food will be made more accessible and affordable, with a range of initiatives being undertaken by the NTUC Social Enterprises.
It will be changing its tenancy contracts for all food stalls in its NTUC Foodfare food courts and coffee shops, by making the use of healthier cooking oil compulsory for tenants. Food prices will remain affordable and it expects all food stalls to use healthier cooking oil in two to three years' time.
Submitted by candicec@a1 on Thu, 2016-06-23 11:59
A man in China claims he has managed to lose 30kg in a year, all from balancing a cement block weighing 40kg on his head and taking a 1.5km stroll while at it.
54-year-old Jilin native Cong Yan walks the streets every morning in this fashion, according to Chinese news site CCTV.
Cong said he started this alternative weight loss method four years ago when his weight hit an unhealthy high of 115kg.
Submitted by shabanan@a1 on Wed, 2016-06-22 14:32