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Worked to death? 10 jobs that may hurt your heart

10 jobs that may hurt your heart

Although most people don’t think of heart disease as an occupational hazard, certain characteristics of your job may be upping your risk for heart attacks and other problems. Some work-related factors – such as sitting long hours at a desk, stress, irregular work hours, and exposure to certain chemicals or pollution – could also harm

Antibiotics fueling rise in childhood asthma

childhood asthma

Antibiotics may increase the risk of children suffering from debilitating asthma. Experts say widely-used antibiotics disrupt intestinal bacteria, which in turn damages youngsters’ immune systems and raises their risk of developing allergic asthma. This is the most common form of asthma and is triggered by irritants such as pollen, dust mites or mould. University of

Lizzie Velasquez Stays Skeletal Despite Nonstop Eating

Lizzie Velasquez Stays Skeletal Despite Nonstop Eating

For many people, the idea of eating whatever you want without gaining weight sounds like a dream. But it’s a life long battle for Lizzie Velasquez, a skeletally thin 21-year-old from Austin, Texas who is unable to put on weight even though she consumes 5,000 to 8,000 calories a day, according to the English paper

World-first lung surgery while she was still in her mother’s WOMB

World-first lung surgery

A baby’s life was saved by pioneering surgery after doctors carried out an operation on her lungs while she was still in her mother’s womb. Alaitz Corominas, from Spain, is now a happy and healthy toddler after becoming the world’s first foetus to undergo the procedure three months before she was due to be born.