Food & Health



Surgery can dramatically reduce genetic cancer risk

Women whose genes put them at a high risk of contracting breast cancer can dramatically reduce the danger by having a double mastectomy — but not eliminate it altogether, experts say.



What about soda and energy drinks (Part 4)

I am sure many of you are wondering why I am giving so much attention and importance to cola and soda drinks.



Getting to the root of hair problems

The desire for a lustrous mane is the desire of every woman, but its reality is one that eludes many.



Studies: Restaurant meals pack calorie punch

WASHINGTON: A single meal at a North American restaurant may contain more than half the calories the average person needs for the whole day, according to research published Monday in a leading US m



Carrots and turnips make music in Madrid veg market

With a pumpkin for a drum, carrots for flutes and turnips for trumpets, musicians from Vienna transformed the fresh goods in a Madrid market into honking, whistling instruments on Monday.



Angelina Jolie has double mastectomy to elude breast cancer

LONDON: Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has had a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer and says she hopes her story will inspire other women fighting the life-threatening dis



Eat more insects; good for you, good for world

The latest weapon in the UN’s fight against hunger, global warming and pollution might be flying by you right now.



Study: Smartphone app helps fight obesity

Using a simple smartphone application to photograph one’s meals is a useful slimming aid for the overweight, according to an experiment reported yesterday.



New virus can probably pass person to person — WHO

RIYADH: The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday it appeared likely that the novel coronavirus, which has killed 18 people in the Middle East and Europe, could be passed between people in cl



Obesity in India spurs surgery boom

In India, where one in six people are undernourished, an unlikely business is booming: Obesity surgery.

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