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Body paint may protect against insect bites: Study

Posted on January 21 2019

A new study suggests that being stripy may also work for people in remote tribal communities who paint their bodies in monochrome shades.

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A new way to treat pain?

Posted on January 21 2019

Hope has been raised for a new way of treating pain after scientists successfully ‘silenced’ the brain cells that interpret discomfort. Exposing mice to unpleasant temperatures or skin pricks activates an area of their brains known as the amygdala, which proc….Hope has been raised for a new wa...

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Swine flu death toll in Kashmir higher than reported: DAK

Posted on January 21 2019

Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) led by Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan on Sunday said that Swine flu death toll in Kashmir is higher than reported. In a statement Dr Nisar said while the official count of.Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) led by Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan on Sunday said that Swine flu death toll in K...

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Surrey resident to speak about erasing Alzheimer’s disease stigma

Posted on January 21 2019

A goal of Dona McMorland is to erase stigma attached to the disease

.North Surrey residents Dona and Doug McMorland have been living with Doug’s dementia diagnosis for 17 years, and the couple will share their story, and the importance of erasing stigma, at an event this Saturday. Doug beg...

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Pakistan records two additional polio cases for 2018

Posted on January 21 2019

Pakistan closes out 2018 with two December wild poliovirus cases (with onset on the 16th and 25th) from Lakki Marwat district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and Bajour Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas. This puts the total wild poliovirus type….Pakistan closes out 2018 with two D...

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Now, gene therapy promotes nerve regeneration

Posted on January 21 2019

A research conducted by the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN) and the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) has shown that treatment using gene therapy leads to faster recovery after nerve damage.The research combined a surgical repair p.A research conducted by the Netherlands Institute...

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Diet trick: smell fatty food for two minutes to end cravings

Posted on January 21 2019

Golden hot chips. Bubbling cheezy pizza. Crispy chicken. Heartwarming hamburgers. We know they’re bad for us. But just one whiff of their smell is just so compelling ….Golden hot chips. Bubbling cheezy pizza. Crispy chicken. Heartwarming hamburgers. We know theyre bad for us. But just one whiff ...

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He Was 460 Pounds. What Confronting His Weight Taught Him About Obesity In America

Posted on January 21 2019

For as long as he can remember, Tommy Tomlinson has understood his identity as inseparable from his body. "I weigh 460 pounds," Tomlinson begins.For as long as he can remember, Tommy Tomlinson has understood his identity as inseparable from his body. "I weigh 460 pounds," Tomlinson begins ...

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Patients die of bird dropping infection at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Posted on January 21 2019

An investigation has been launched after two patients died from a fungal infection caused by pigeon droppings at a £1 billion hospital. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde announced last week that “two....An investigation has been launched after two patients died from a fungal infection caused by pigeo...

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Brain training app improves users' concentration, study shows

Posted on January 21 2019

A new 'brain training' game designed by researchers at the University of Cambridge improves users' concentration, according to new research published today. The scientists behind the venture say this could provide a welcome antidote to the daily distractions ….IMAGE: Decoder brain training game on...

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Scientists spot changes in genes that could predict breast cancer relapse

Posted on January 21 2019

Researchers found a type of hormone therapy almost immediately triggered changes in genes that were switched on in the tumours.SCIENTISTS have identified genetic changes that may predict the likelihood of breast cancer relapse. They studied tumour samples from patients taking aromatase inhibitor, a ...

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Intermittent fasting: Why the new Fast 800 diet works

Posted on January 21 2019

Dr Michael Mosley is in New Zealand to spread his healthy eating message..Author and dietician Dr Michael Mosley is one of the main reasons why intermittent fasting is currently one of the world's most talked about eating regimes. Six years ago he published a book on the 5:2 intermittent fasting die...

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Nationwide polio drive starts today

Posted on January 21 2019

A total of 260,000 frontline workers will go door to door to vaccinate 39 million children.ISLAMABAD: The first three-day nationwide polio vaccination campaign of 2019 is going to start on Monday (today). During the campaign, 260,000 frontline workers will go door to door across the country to ensur...

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I am 29 and dating a 40-year-old man. Even though he agrees to have

Posted on January 21 2019

Regarding the use of the condom, give him an ultimatum. Tell him you shall not indulge in intercourse without protection as it would lead to trouble. If.

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Ireland man injects himself with own semen to get rid of back pain; hospitalised

Posted on January 21 2019

Using home-made remedies to cure ailments is nothing new. They often prove to be effective more than the doctor's prescription. But here is a man who did something bizarre to cure his own back pain and eventually landed in the hospital..Dublin, Jan 21: Using home-made remedies to cure ailments is no...

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Damaging Diet

Posted on January 21 2019

Globally, people should be eating half the red meat and sugar they are doing at present; instead, they would do well to double their consumption.Globally, people should be eating half the red meat and sugar they are doing at present; instead, they would do well to double their consumption of vegetab...

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Positive psychology exercises increase happiness in people recovering from substance use

Posted on January 21 2019

As part of the study, the authors noted that effectiveness of positive psychology exercises may be promising tools for bolstering happiness during treatment and may help support long-term recovery..Self-administered exercises can significantly boost in-the-moment happiness for adults recovering from...

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The Sugar Pills in Your Birth Control Pack Were Put There to Placate The Pope

Posted on January 21 2019

For nearly 60 years, women have been taking the birth control pill in a less than ideal way, and weirdly enough, the reason is not scientific - instead, it can be traced back to the Catholic Church..For nearly 60 years, women have been taking the birth control pill in a less than ideal way, and weir...

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New company claims to reverse the aging process by blood transfusion

Posted on January 21 2019

What if you could reverse the aging process simply by getting a blood transfusion? That's what a new company called "Ambrosia" claims to do..