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Study aims to look at COPD prevalence in PHL

By Michelle Anne P. Soliman BREATHLESSNESS, chronic cough, and bringing up phlegm may not just be signs that one is getting older. People aged 40...

Scientists may have found a cause of dyslexia

PARIS — A duo of French scientists said Wednesday they may have found a physiological, and seemingly treatable, cause for dyslexia hidden in tiny...

Skipping breakfast may double risk of hard arteries — study

MIAMI -- People who skip breakfast or eat poorly to start the day are twice as likely to develop hardened arteries, which can lead...

P900-billion of goods smuggled in 2011-15 – study

SMUGGLED GOODS worth as much as P900 billion entered the Philippines in a span of five years, a study by the University of Asia...

Bad trip: Marijuana use increases blood pressure death risk

LONDON -- People who smoke marijuana have a three times greater risk of dying from hypertension, or high blood pressure, than those who have...

New study says 9 lifestyle changes can cut dementia risk

PARIS -- One third of dementia cases can be prevented with some basic lifestyle changes and better education during childhood, said a study published...

New study reveals how frogs flourished after dinosaurs croaked

MIAMI — A massive asteroid strike that wiped out the dinosaurs millions of years ago created room for frogs to colonize the Earth, said...

Humans threaten crucial ‘fossil’ groundwater: study

VIENNA — Human activity risks contaminating pristine water locked underground for millennia and long thought impervious to pollution, said a study Tuesday that warned...

Humans threaten crucial ‘fossil’ groundwater: study

VIENNA — Human activity risks contaminating pristine water locked underground for millennia and long thought impervious to pollution, said a study Tuesday that warned...

Some dino eggs took months to hatch, perhaps leading to extinction:...

WASHINGTON — The eggs of nonavian dinosaurs took three to six months to hatch, a long incubation period that could help explain dinosaurs’ mass...

Under-50 smokers face eightfold higher heart attack risk: study

PARIS, FRANCE — Smokers under 50 are eight times more likely than non-smokers of the same age to have a major heart attack, scientists...

Zika could live in eyes, spread through tears: study

WASHINGTON — The Zika virus can live in eyes, researchers said Tuesday, after conducting experiments on mice that may explain why some patients develop...

Height study charts global health

LONDON -- South Korean women and Iranian men are significantly taller than they were 100 years ago but Americans have barely grown, according to...

Pesticides diminish bee sperm: study

PARIS -- Neonicotinoid pesticides, already blamed for short-circuiting honeybee brains, also diminish their sperm, possibly contributing to the pollinators’ worrying global decline, researchers said...

HIV infections level off at ‘worrying’ 2.5M a year: study

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA -- Some 2.5 million people are still becoming infected with HIV every year even as drugs have slashed the death rate...

Perfume makers spend $800 million on ads that apparently stink

LITTLE EVER CHANGES in the perfume industry. Shoppers still get spritzed as they walk through department stores, sexy ads are still the norm, and...

Second study this week links whole grains with long life

BUMPING up whole grain intake even slightly may lower the risk of death from heart disease, cancer and other chronic diseases, according to review...

Heavier is now ‘healthier’ than in 1970s: study

MIAMI — Being on the heavier side may not be as dangerous as it was in the 1970s, at least when it comes to...

Study suggests fake sweetener link to infant size, obesity

MIAMI — Pregnant women who drink artificially sweetened beverages may be more likely to have overweight infants than women who do not, a study...

Too shy to buy? Maybe the salesperson’s too hot.

HONG KONG — It’s a common assumption that physical attraction is an advantage in life. It should follow, then, that attractive salespeople increase shoppers’...

Eating too much fish while pregnant raises child obesity risk: study

MIAMI — Women who ate more than the recommended three servings of fish per week while pregnant gave birth to children at a higher...

Health risk of loneliness has physiological basis: study

WASHINGTON — Loneliness can increase the risk of premature death by 14% in older adults, according to a study published on Monday that posits...

‘Super-agers’ study may reveal secrets to staying young

MIAMI — Mary Helen Abbott, 77, paints her lips bright pink, still smokes the occasional cigarette, keeps up on all the gossip at the...

Sitting no worse for health than standing: UK study

LONDON — Sitting down is no worse for you than standing up as long as you take regular exercise, a British study said on...