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Giant Australian sheep baa-dly in need of shearing

Posted by on 02/09/2015
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Giant Australian sheep baa-dly in need of shearing

Giant Australian sheep baa-dly in need of shearing

SYDNEY: Australian animal welfare officers yesterday put out an urgent appeal for shearers after finding a huge sheep with wool so overgrown its life was in danger, with a national champion set to take on the challenge. The very woolly merino sheep was spotted wandering on its own near Mulligan Flats, a grassy woodland just […]

Smoking rate among US adults drops to 15% – Pot more a habit for college students than cigarettes

Posted by on 01/09/2015
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Smoking rate among US adults drops to 15% – Pot more a habit for college students than cigarettes

Smoking rate among US adults drops to 15% – Pot more a habit for college students than cigarettes

MIAMI: The number of cigarette smokers in the United States has dropped to about 15 percent of the population, its lowest in decades, US health authorities said yesterday. About 36.7 million adults are current smokers, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “The prevalence of current cigarette smoking among US adults declined from […]

India’s tribal communities spin their way out of poverty

Posted by on 31/08/2015
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India’s tribal communities spin their way out of poverty

India’s tribal communities spin their way out of poverty

BANKA, INDIA: Pointing to a television in her recently built mud and brick home, Indian villager Munia Murmu proudly shows off her newfound wealth, thanks to hundreds of squirming green silkworms. Like thousands of other tribal villagers in India, Murmu lives in extreme poverty and until recently could not afford enough food for her and […]

Ebola survivor who lost 21 relatives gives birth to baby boy – ‘We pray that he will become a success in life’

Posted by on 31/08/2015
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Study: Tiny, wireless pacemakers could be a surgery-free option

Posted by on 30/08/2015
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Tanorexia: When getting a tan becomes an addiction – Australia has world’s highest rate of melanoma

Posted by on 26/08/2015
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Tanorexia: When getting a tan becomes an addiction – Australia has world’s highest rate of melanoma

Tanorexia: When getting a tan becomes an addiction – Australia has world’s highest rate of melanoma

MADRID: On a warm August evening in Madrid a steady stream of tanned customers parade out of a tanning saloneven in sunny Spain, the need to catch some rays can turn into an addiction. The Spanish capital receives an average of 2,749 hours of sunshine per year, according to the Spanish weather agency, double the […]

Don’t restrict your child to eat, allow him to decide – Parent and teen weight relate to feeding practices

Posted by on 25/08/2015
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Don’t restrict your child to eat, allow him to decide – Parent and teen weight relate to feeding practices

Don’t restrict your child to eat, allow him to decide – Parent and teen weight relate to feeding practices

NEW YORK: A new study helps identify which parents of teens are most likely to use feeding practices that have been linked with unhealthy outcomes, researchers say. Parents most often pressure their teen to eat when neither they nor the teen are overweight, while when parents and teens are both overweight, parents most often use […]

Second cancers are on the rise; One in five US cases is a repeat

Posted by on 24/08/2015
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Second cancers are on the rise; One in five US cases is a repeat

Second cancers are on the rise; One in five US cases is a repeat

NEW YORK: Second cancers are on the rise. Nearly 1 in 5 new cases in the US now involves someone who has had the disease before. When doctors talk about second cancers, they mean a different tissue type or a different site, not a recurrence or spread of the original tumor. Judith Bernstein of suburban […]

With many Ebola survivors ailing, doctors evaluate situation

Posted by on 23/08/2015
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Drug industry links run deep in field of sexual medicine

Drug industry links run deep in field of sexual medicine

Posted by on 22/08/2015
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Drug industry links run deep in field of sexual medicine

WASHINGTON: How do you measure sexual desire? If you’re a drugmaker trying to win approval for a medication to boost female libido, it might come down to two questions on a medical questionnaire. Those questions made the difference for Sprout Pharmaceuticals, which received federal approval Tuesday for Addyi, the first pill for women who suffer […]

Seed bugs swarm California, Infest homes, cars and lives – Skin-crawling reality for past two months

Posted by on 22/08/2015
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What you don’t know, you can’t change

Posted by on 19/08/2015
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What you don’t know, you can’t change

What you don’t know, you can’t change

We all like the reassurance of knowing we are healthy and may have a medical check-up from time to time to confirm that we are, or perhaps to detect if there are any potential problems early on. In-depth knowledge of your body gives you the opportunity to take control of your health. Advanced diagnostic technology […]