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  • Man who inspired ice bucket challenge is in hospital

    July 3, 2017 11:44 AM 21

    A Facebook post from the family of 32-year-old Pete Frates asked for prayers Sunday and said he is at Massachusetts General Hospital "and battling this beast ALS like a Superhero." Frates was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 2012. The disease weakens muscles and impairs physical functioning. There is no known cure. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

  • Mediterranean diet likely to cut colorectal cancer risk by 86%, says study

    July 2, 2017 11:04 PM 7

    Colorectal cancer develops from intestinal polyps Consumption of a Mediterranean diet rich in fruits and fish, along with a decrease in intake of soft drinks may help cut the risk of developing colorectal cancer by nearly 86 per cent, according to a study. "We found that each one of these three choices was associated with a little more than 30 per cent reduced

  • U.K. hospital won’t withdraw life support for terminally ill baby yet

    June 30, 2017 3:46 PM 12

    LONDON – A terminally ill British baby will be given “more time” before life support is withdrawn, the 10-month-old boy’s parents and a London children’s hospital said Friday, days after the family lost a legal battle to take him to the U.S. for trial therapy. Charlie Gard, who suffers from a rare genetic condition and brain damage, is unable to breathe

  • Chocolate mealworm cake and cricket salad, anyone?

    June 28, 2017 8:27 AM 6

    POLAND (REUTERS) - It's a chocolate cake that might make you feel queasy. Wroclaw's University of Environmental and Life Sciences researchers made it as they research future trends in nutrition. The team says insect farming consumes far less water than crops and can be done at home. Insects are frozen, then ground up or thrown straight into a frying

  • Paediatrician suspended for failing to diagnose one-year-old with life-threatening disease

    June 27, 2017 5:05 PM 5

    SINGAPORE: A paeditrician has been suspended for three months for failing to diagnose a one-year-old boy with Kawasaki Disease. The SMC's disciplinary tribunal said in a statement on Tuesday (Jun 27) that Dr Chia Foong Lin did not discuss the possibility of Kawasaki Disease with the boy's parents despite having considered that he could have it. As a result

  • It's official: Sex doesn't sell

    June 25, 2017 1:15 PM 20

    Those who came up with the old adage that sex sells were a little hasty in reaching their conclusions, it seems, after a new study concluded scantily-clad young men and women do nothing to push up sales. In fact, the analysis of a range of studies, published in the International Journal of Advertising, found that including "sexual appeals" in ads has no effect

  • Elderly can stave off Alzheimer’s with light exercise, researchers find

    June 23, 2017 12:28 PM 9

    Moderate intensity physical helps to boosts brain health according to new research, which could help to protect against Alzheimer's disease. — AFP picLONDON, June 23 — Physical activity at a moderate level of intensity boosts glucose metabolism in the brain according to new research, which could help protect against Alzheimer’s disease. Carried out by a team from the Wisconsin

  • South Africa reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu in Mpumalanga: OIE

    June 22, 2017 3:42 PM 6

    PARIS: South Africa reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu on a commercial broiler breeder farm in Mpumalanga province, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday, citing a report from the South African farm ministry. Some 5,000 birds died of the highly contagious disease and the remainder at the 24,000-birds farm was in the process

  • More than $52,000 raised during Relay for Life

    June 22, 2017 11:08 AM 22

    ALGONA — Ted Abbas was sitting with his family enjoying himself during the American Cancer Society 21st Annual Relay for Life. Seeing him smiling and having fun, one would never realize he has been battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma for 15 years. “They’re my support team,” Abbas said looking at his family sitting in lawn chairs in front of the Carnegie

  • Scientists said that French fries can kill a person

    June 21, 2017 4:08 AM 13

    Frequent consumption of fried potatoes, a person faces an early death, scientists warn. The international team of experts has studied nutrition and health over four thousand people aged 45 to 79 years. For eight years, died of 236 subjects. The researchers analyzed their diet and came to the conclusion that the potato brings death. According to experts