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Ice cream ‘as addictive as cocaine’

Ice cream ‘as addictive as cocaine’

London: Ice cream buffs, beware! The mouth- watering treat could be as addictive as cocaine, according to researchers who claim to have revealed that the cravings for the two are quite similar. A team at the Oregon Research Institute says it has found that the …

‘Child behaviour link’ to snoring

‘Child behaviour link’ to snoring

  Children who snore, or who have other night-time breathing conditions, are at risk from behavioural problems, according to a study.Sleep apnoea and snoring made conditions such as hyperactivity more likely later on, researchers said. The study, published in the US journal Pediatrics, looked at …

Vitamin E ‘may be bad for bones’

Vitamin E ‘may be bad for bones’

Vitamin E supplements may interfere with the process that keeps bones healthy, suggest Japanese scientists.Writing in the journal Nature Medicine, the Keio University team said mice given large doses had lower bone mass – if the same was true in humans, fracture risk would be …

Sleep quality ‘improves with age’

Sleep quality ‘improves with age’

The belief that older people tend to suffer worse sleep may be false – in fact the reverse may be true, according to US researchers.A telephone survey of more than 150,000 adults suggested that, apart from a blip in your 40s, sleep quality gets better …

Bad breath used as stem cell tool

Bad breath used as stem cell tool

Hydrogen sulphide, the gas famed for generating the stench in stink bombs, flatulence and bad breath, has been harnessed by stem cell researchers in Japan. Their study, in the Journal of Breath Research, investigated using it to help convert stem cells from human teeth into …