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Sleep apnea could lead to elevated blood sugar levels

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 16:34

Researchers have linked sleep apnoea with elevated blood sugar levels, raising fears that people with the condition could be at an increased risk of cardiovascular illness and mortality.

Hiding place of deadly virus in body spotted

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 13:42

A common yet deadly virus that hides in specific places in healthy people and is hard to find has now been discovered.

Mental health patients up to four times more likely to have HIV

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 11:51

A new study has found that people receiving mental health care are up to four times more likely to be infected with HIV than the general population.

Young girls with mental illness at higher risk of pregnancy

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 14:27

A first-of-its-kind research examining trends in fertility rates among girls with mental illness finds that young girls with mental illness are three times more likely to become teenage parents than those without a major mental illness.

Vitamin A deficiency may up risk of childhood illnesses

Last Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014, 15:01

School-age kids who do not get enough vitamin A are more likely to get sick with gastrointestinal and respiratory illnesses, a new study has found.

Faster way to catch food poisoning microbes

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 16:24

A team of scientists, led by an Indian-origin researcher Sibani Lisa Biswal, has developed a faster method to catch unwanted microbes before they can make people sick with food poisoning.

Tips to overcome eating disorders

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 22:09

Dealing with an eating disorder can be frustrating and tiring. Eating disorders are serious behavioural issues – they can be either severe overeating or eating extremely small amounts of food.

Happier people maintain better physical function as they age

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 12:50

A new study has revealed that people who enjoy life maintain better physical function in daily activities and keep up faster walking speeds as they age, compared with people who enjoy life less.

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