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E-cigarettes may damage the heart, study says

PARIS – Vaping devices and the chemicals they deliver – increasingly popular among teens – may damage the cardiovascular system, a study said Thursday, adding to a growing chorus of concern over injury and deaths related to e-cigarettes. The latest findings, published in the journal Cardiovascular Research, come after the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

From ten-minute naps to ditching your phone, here are six tips to get a good night’s sleep as temperatures p

WINTER can play havoc with our sleeping patterns. Research shows longer nights affect our circadian rhythms, making it more difficult to wake up and causing sluggishness. Here, nutritionist Rob Hobson tells NATASHA HARDING how to maximise your slumber in the colder months. 3 Use our six tips to maximise your slumber and beat sluggishness this…

Seven cases of extinct poliovirus detected

Ikram Junaidi ISLAMABAD: Seven cases of the vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 — a type of the crippling disease for which vaccination in Pakistan were stopped in 2014 — have been detected in the northern areas of the country over the past few months, it has officially been confirmed. Sources claimed that officials concerned had been…

Research aims to make technologies for controlling blood sugar more accessible

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are developing algorithms to create a closed-loop system that can effectively operate similar to a healthy pancreas, and they are working to make that system more accessible and understandable for users with diabetes. Credit: Rensselaer The rise of continuous blood glucose monitor and insulin pump technologies has lessened the intricate…

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