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The dangerous effects of sleeping less than 6 hours

The dangerous effects of sleeping less than 6 hours

The recommended amount of sleep you should get is between seven and nine hours. Unfortunately, many of us are struggling to get even seven hours of sleep. Sleep deprivation has been linked to obesity, heart disease, stroke, depression, mild cognitive impairments, and other changes to the brain and health. A new study suggests that regularly […]

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S.Africa circumcision ritual: a dangerous route to manhood

S.Africa circumcision ritual: a dangerous route to manhood

Naked, covered in white clay mud, and with his penis wrapped in leaves, Abongile Maqegu, 20, sits in a hut in South Africa recovering from his circumcision — a traditional ritual that can prove fatal. For Maqegu, it has been a gruelling initiation test that marks his arrival as an adult, and the pain is […]

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Recycled cooking oil is dangerous for health

Recycled cooking oil is dangerous for health

Kuala Lumpur – Consumption of recycled cooking oil can cause serious illnesses, such as inflammation of the liver, cancer and heart attack, as it contains high toxic. Malaysian Muslim Doctors Organisation (Perdim) central committee member Dr Zubaidi Ahmad said the toxic content in recycled oil could cause blockage of the blood vessels, as well as […]

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Clinton says Trump dangerous, unfit to be commander in chief

Clinton says Trump dangerous, unfit to be commander in chief

San Diego – US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton tore into her likely election rival Donald Trump as never before Thursday, saying his foreign policy is dangerously incoherent and labeling him unfit for office. “He is temperamentally unfit to hold an office that requires knowledge, stability and immense responsibility,” Clinton said, cranking up the rhetoric in […]

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Presence of potentially dangerous molecules in vapes – Study

Presence of potentially dangerous molecules in vapes – Study

In a study published this week, a team of US researchers report finding potentially cancer-causing molecules within e-cigarettes. The popularity of e-cigarettes is rising, with use among US teens tripling between 2011 and 2014, but at this point little is known on their long-term health effects. Previous studies have already found low levels of aldehydes, […]

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Vape liquid is dangerous – Expert

Vape liquid is dangerous – Expert

Kuala Lumpur – The use of electronic cigarette or vape is dangerous because of the nicotine in its liquid. University Malaya Specialist Centre consultant psychiatrist and smoking cessation specialist Dr Amer Siddiq Amer Nordin said it was more worrying when the dealer mixed the liquid, based on demand by clients without knowing its contents. “There […]

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All types of smoking dangerous for the heart

All types of smoking dangerous for the heart

Electronic cigarettes, hookahs and waterpipes are just as bad for you as traditional cigarettes, warns the European Society of Cardiology. “Smoking of all types is still, without any competition, the strongest risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It beats everything,” says ESC prevention spokesperson Dr. Joep Perk on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day. “There […]

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Alcohol and energy drinks a dangerous combinatio​n

Alcohol and energy drinks a dangerous combinatio​n

College students who consume energy drinks tend to drink more alcohol, and having both in the same day may lead to more negative consequences, a new study says. Combining heavily caffeinated energy drinks and alcohol is a trend, especially among college students. In fact, about half of energy drink users admit to combining them with […]

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Why smoking is more dangerous for women

Why smoking is more dangerous for women

Women smokers are on the rise. Here are some facts you didn’t know about women and smoking: About 200 million of the world’s one billion smokers are women Far fewer women than men use tobacco. Globally, about 40% of men smoke as compared with nearly 9% of women. However, the epidemic of tobacco use among […]