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Smartphones not linked to plane crashes, petrol bowser explosions or brain cancer

Aug 28, 2017

Do smartphones cause brain cancer? Do they really mess with a plane's navigation gear? And petrol pumps? Really?? When it comes to the risks of mobile phone use, one thing is certain: the warnings about cancer, plane crashes and petrol pumps have been with us from the start. But what about the evidence? It turns out those risks have as m...

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“Brain training” app improves memory in people with cognitive decline

Jul 5, 2017

LONDON: A brain training computer game developed by British neuroscientists has been shown to improve the memory of patients in the very earliest stages of dementia and could help such patients avert some symptoms of cognitive decline. Researchers who developed the “game show”-like app and tested its effects on cognition and motiv...

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Conjoined 10-month-old twins separated in 11-hour surgery

Jun 18, 2017

A TEAM successfully separated 10-month-old conjoined twins during an 11-hour surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The hospital said sisters Erin and Abby Delaney, of North Carolina, are recovering in the intensive care unit after last week’s procedure. The surgery was carefully orchestrated, down to marking monitors...

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Ask a GP: Is it OK to sleep in undies?

Jun 18, 2017

Our resident doctor answers the age old question - do you really need to let it ‘breathe’ down there?    Rebecca Judd certainly got tongues wagging when she made a confession recently. The TV presenter and co-host of KIIS FM’s ‘The 3pm Pick Up’ revealed that she “always” sleeps i...

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Bangladeshi girl born with three legs can walk, run thanks to team at Monash Children\'s Hospital

Apr 27, 2017

A team of Melbourne surgeons has performed a rare reconstruction of a Bangladeshi toddler's lower body and internal organs, after she was born with three legs. Choity Khatun was born in a village in Bangladesh with a condition called cordial twinning, which meant she had part of a twin develop in her perineum. Head of surgery at Monash Children's...

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Why do people buy bottled water when it's free from a tap?

Mar 27, 2017

  Marketers have successfully tricked us into believing bottled water is better, experts say. Consumers purchase 1.6 billion bottles of water a year in Queensland alone, a panel discussion at the World Science Festival in Brisbane heard. Western Sydney University social and cultural theory professor Gay Hawkins, who researches the "rapidl...

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Football icon Messi building 14 health centers in Nepal

Mar 26, 2017

Mar 25, 2017- Argentina and Barcelona FC football superstar Lionel Messi through his Leo Messi Foundation has contributed to build 14 heathcare centres in earthquake hit districts in Nepal.  The centres, located in Darbung of Gorkha district, Dolkha of Dolakha district and Dewabuni Baluwa in Kavre district, being developed under the...

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Canadian sues hospital over penis surgery

Mar 23, 2017

A Canadian man is suing a Montreal area hospital over a botched surgery that left his penis one inch shorter, claiming it ruined his sex life and his marriage,. The man, whose identity was withheld by Sun Media, told the newspaper chain he had been rushed to hospital in 2011 with a fractured appendage. The injury was sustained while having sex wi...

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मधेशमा सेनाको एक साता लामो निशुल्क स्वास्थ्य शिविर शुरु, छायो उत्साह !

Mar 22, 2017

रौतहट-स्वास्थ्य मन्त्रालय र नेपाली सेनाको संयुक्त आयोजनामा रौतहटको सदरमुकाम गौरमा मंगलवारदेखि साताव्यापी घुम्ती सघन स्वास्थ्य श...

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Bird flu in Pokhara, Trade of eggs, bird meats suspended

Mar 5, 2017

The trade of eggs, meats and poultry has been suspended in the core city area of Pokhara of Kaski district for 10 days after tests found that more chickens died of bird flu...

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