Daily Focus

Guidelines for stroke prevention updated

CLEVELAND — New tools for preventing strokes include new blood-thinning medications to reduce the risk of stroke among people with atrial fibrillation (an abnormal heart rhythm...

Diabetes fuels rise in TB

LONDON — Cases of tuberculosis (TB) are set to accelerate worldwide unless action is taken to curb diabetes, a chronic condition that weakens the immune system and triples the...

Hard lesson in sleep for teenagers in US

NEW YORK — Researchers have reported that the average adolescent needs eight-and-a-half to nine-and-a-half hours of sleep each night. But in a poll taken in 2006 by the National...

The ‘butterfly’ boy

The ‘butterfly’ boy

SINGAPORE — Most children go wild at playgrounds, running and jostling for the slides and swings. For nine-year-old Harshit Talwar, however, playtime only starts after everyone...

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