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FDA: Use Of Testosterone Drugs Increases Heart Risk, New Trials Necessary

A study published in November suggested that testosterone replacement drugs boost the odds of a heart attack, stroke or dying by 29 per cent. File pic.WASHNGTON: Drugmakers should conduct new trials to assess the heart risks of testosterone therapies used by 2.3 million men last year, advisers to US regulators said.

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Religious Or Not, We All Misbehave

Pic: ScienceMag/ThinkStockBenjamin Franklin tracked his prideful, sloppy, and gluttonous acts in a daily journal, marking each moral failing with a black ink dot. Now, scientists have devised a modern update to Franklin’s little book, using smart phones to track the sins and good deeds of more than 1200 people. 

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Asia’s Rising Tobacco Epidemic A Result Of Anti-Smoking Policy Neglect

Researchers say inadequate public awareness of smoking risks, coupled with aggressive tobacco marketing, has left Asian nations with some of the highest smoking rates in the world. Pic: ReutersSEOUL: Smoke-filled bars and packed cancer wards reflect decades of neglect of no-smoking policies in Asia, where both high- and low-income countries are belatedly waking up to a growing tobacco-related health epidemic.

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I Weep For These Neglected Senior Citizens. Do You?

IN today’s fast-paced society, wealth and scaling the career ladder have been the yardstick of success. This preoccupation with chasing wealth and status can often impact negatively on the strength of the extended family unit which gets weakened.

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Why Isn't Cat Food Mouse-Flavored?

CATS love to chew on mice, so why not feed them meals with delicious rodent flavoring?

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Study Shows The Ever Growing American Belly

A sign hanging in a bariatric surgeon's office in Denver, September 22, 2010. Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON: The average American's waistline has expanded over the past decade, adding about one inch (2.5 centimeters) of belly fat among the general public from 1999 to 2012, researchers said yesterday.

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ANNOYING - The Malaysian Driving Experience

FLASHBACK: I remember watching a late night talk show on local TV about a decade ago, where the guest was a Canadian ice hockey player. The host made fun of ice hockey and how it is perceived to be a violent sport. Well at least that’s how it was portrayed in movies. “I bet Malaysians would suck in ice hockey, as we would be all sopan-santun (polite) and be like ‘awak jalan dulu’ (you go first),” the host joked in reference to our somewhat polite and demure culture. But then the Canadian guest dropped a bombshell, “Well apparently not your drivers!”

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8 Unrealistic Expectations Parents Have For Their Kids

Pic:www.huffingtonpost.comHAVING children can be incredibly rewarding or a pain in the you-know-what, depending on the situation. I know there are those who say that parenting is always wonderful. I think we all know they're lying.

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Why Falling Asleep Without Brushing Your Teeth Is Actually Pretty Darn Gross

Pic: Getty ImagesThe question: Just how gross is it really if I forget to brush my teeth before bed every once in a while?

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Genius Things To Do With An Old Smartphone

IT's not you, it's me. I love you, I'm just not in love with you.

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