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Older dads' kids run higher health risks at birth – study

Nov 01, 2018 - 5:46 PM

Babies of fathers 45 and older are more likely to be underweight or wind up in intensive care, says a research published by The BMJ

Research Check: Does drinking coffee help you live longer?

Jul 21, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Like many previous studies, the JAMA Internal Medicine paper found people who drank coffee had a lower risk of dying of any cause – and specifically, of dying from heart disease and cancer – over the course of the study

GOOD NEWS. The study contains some good news for people who drink a lot of coffee. StudioByTheSea/Shutterstock

Is Peppa Pig to blame for putting pressure on doctors?

Dec 13, 2017 - 3:40 PM

The British Medical Journal traditionally carries jokey pseudo-scientific articles in its Christmas special and in this year's edition it pokes fun at Peppa Pig's jolly Dr Brown Bear

JOLLY DR. BROWN. A woman poses in London on December 12, 2017 looking at a screen showing an episode of British animated series Peppa Pig involving the character Dr Brown Bear. Peppa Pig, the cartoon character loved by toddlers around the world, could be to blame for creating unrealistic expectations of doctors, according to an article in a respected medical journal. A woman poses in London on December 12, 2017 looking at a screen showing an episode of British animated series Peppa Pig involving the character Dr Brown Bear. Peppa Pig, the cartoon character loved by toddlers around the world, could be to blame for creating unrealistic expectations of doctors, according to an article in a respected medical journal. Photo by Daniel Sorabji/AFP

Light drinking isn't really a good thing – study

Feb 16, 2015 - 4:01 PM

An editorial of the British Medical Journal says the alcohol industry latched on the studies showing positive effects of alcohol to help advance their businesses

Migraine secret of Wagner's opera

Dec 13, 2013 - 1:15 PM

Wagner s Siegfried reflect the rhythms and visual disturbance of migraines

First possible H7N9 human-to-human transfer reported

Aug 07, 2013 - 7:38 AM

Development worrying should be closely watched; researchers stress the virus believed to jump from birds to people is still inadept at spreading among humans

ON ALERT. A woman wears a face mask as she walks past a poster showing how to avoid the H7N9 avian influenza virus, by a road in Beijing on April 24, 2013. Photo by AFP / Wang Zhao

Tuna, sardines help fight breast cancer

Jun 28, 2013 - 9:39 AM

As a guide for daily living this means one or two portions of oily fish per person per week

CANCER FIGHTER. Eating sardines, tuna, salmon and other oily fish can reduce breast cancer risk

Weekend surgery? Higher risk of dying, says study

May 30, 2013 - 11:06 AM

Study: A patient was 44 more likely to die if his procedure was on a Friday than if it was on a Monday; higher on the weekend relative to a Monday

Drug-resistant TB in PH, 7 other countries

Aug 30, 2012 - 8:21 AM

Drug resistant tuberculosis is getting more difficult to treat according to a study that included the Philippines