Your blood group could increase risk of heart attack and stroke


Recent research out of The Netherlands suggests that people with a non-O blood group have a slightly increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Experts believe that this could be because higher levels of a blood-clotting protein are present in people with A, B and AB blood. The study adds to previous research, which found that people with the rarest More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Plastic-eating caterpillar could hold key to tackling plastic pollution

CAMBRIDGE – Plastic waste fouls the ocean, poisons marine life, defaces the environment and clogs gutters and landfills; sticking around for years without breaking down and with no viable solution in sight. That More...

By Edition On Friday, April 28th, 2017

Herb Cuisine: Bob Marley’s daughter releasing cookbook of marijuana recipes

Cedella Marley, the first-born of Bob and Rita Marley, will launch her cookbook later this year. KINGSTON – A new cookbook with delightful recipes using marijuana will hit the market soon. And it’s coming from More...

By Edition On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Study: diet drinks triple risk of stroke and dementia

MASSACHUSETTS – The consumption of just one can of a diet soft drink daily risks tripling the chance of suffering from a stroke or dementia, a new American study has found. Scientists from Boston University School More...

By Edition On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Study: Babies and toddlers exposed to touchscreen devices sleep less

LONDON – The use of touchscreen devices in the home has skyrocketed in recent years, but understanding their impact on early childhood development has been lacking. Partially filling the gap was a new University More...

By Edition On Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

One in 10 deaths worldwide caused by smoking

LONDON – Smoking causes one in 10 deaths worldwide, a major new study shows, with half of them in just four populous countries: China, India, the United States and Russia. There were nearly one billion smokers More...

By Edition On Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Ice caps worn during chemo help prevent hair loss in cancer patients

NEW YORK – In most parts of the world, hair loss is considered an inevitable part of chemotherapy, and one of the most emotionally distressing aspects of cancer treatment. But advances in scalp-cooling technology, More...

By Edition On Monday, April 10th, 2017

Promising zika vaccine moves to next phase of human trials

WASHINGTON DC – With projections putting the regional cost of the ongoing spread of the Zika virus at billions of dollars, the news that we are one step closer to a vaccine against the mosquito-borne disease is More...

By Edition On Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Smoking ganja increases risk of stroke and heart attack, new study warns

WASHINGTON DC – New research has revealed that cannabis is harmful to cardiovascular health and increases the chance of early death irrespective of related factors such as smoking tobacco. Data taken from the More...

By Edition On Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Human trials of revolutionary new anti-aging drug to begin this year

NEW SOUTH WALES – Australian scientists have made a revolutionary breakthrough that comes close to the effects of the mythical fountain of youth. The researchers, from the University of New South Wales, developed More...