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  • Tree trimmer cheats death after chainsaw gets embedded in his neck

    April 6, 2014 9:40 AM 30

    A tree trimmer has said he feels lucky to be alive after being rushed to hospital when a chainsaw became lodged in his neck. James Valentine, 21, was working up a tree in Pennsylvania when the high-powered blade slipped and plunged into his neck and shoulder. A colleague climbed the tree to help him down and co-workers fought to limit the bleeding until

  • Researchers Identify The Third Critical Liver Hormone In Type 2 Diabetes

    April 5, 2014 8:28 PM 35

    Researchers have identified a previously unsuspected liver hormone that plays a critical role in the development of type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is affecting 26 million people in US and is a leading cause of heart disease, stroke and other diseases related to kidney, nerve and eye. In the research, it was noted that the hormone kisspeptin 1, or K1 which

  • Research

    April 5, 2014 5:58 AM 30

    New York: Do you eat, sleep and drink your mobile phone, literally? Limit your WhatsApp or Facebook urge as men using cell phones for over four hours a day are at a greater risk of impotency than those who use it for less than two hours, an alarming research has indicated. Two new studies in Austria and Egypt have linked daily cell phone use to erectile

  • Obese Smokers Less Likely to Detect Fat and Sugar in Food

    April 4, 2014 11:01 AM 28

    Obese woman with the smoking habit consume excess calories as smoking interferes with their ability to taste fat and sweet. The study, led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, found that obese smokers were less likely to detect fat and sweetness and this drives them to consume more calories. The study was led by M. Yanina

  • HIV and its cultural mutation

    April 3, 2014 5:20 PM 59

    Europe in the 19th century experienced an alarming epidemic of tuberculosis. One out of four reported deaths involved such symptoms as coughing, fever, and weight loss attributed to mycobacteria tuberculosis which usually affect the lungs, but can also inhabit the spine, the central nervous system, and the lymphatic system. Until the discovery of the antibiotic

  • Playgrounds closed, residents wheeze as smog shrouds London for 2nd day

    April 3, 2014 12:18 PM 19

    LONDON – Schools have closed their playgrounds and ambulance staff are reporting a surge in breathing problems as smog blankets parts of England for a second day. Environmentalists criticized Prime Minister David Cameron after he said the haze — a mix of local pollution, European emissions and Sahara sand — was "a naturally occurring weather phenomenon

  • Safe sex goes out the window

    April 3, 2014 11:45 AM 34

    HIV rates are creeping up as South Africans lose their fear of contracting the virus that has no cure, writes Kerry Cullinan. Imagine if every person who passed the matric National Senior Certificate last year was infected with HIV? Well, that’s close to the number of South Africans infected in 2012 – some 469 000 people. South Africans have pushed safe sex practices

  • Map of foetus brain holds promise

    April 3, 2014 8:01 AM 26

    April 3 2014 at 09:59am By SAPA Paris - Researchers unveiled a high-resolution “map” on Wednesday of gene activity in a human foetus brain, which they said should lead to better understanding of developmental disorders such as autism. The blueprint, compiled with the donated brain tissue of four foetuses 15 to 21 weeks post conception, shows which of some 20 000 genes

  • Commissioners present autism resolutions

    April 3, 2014 2:17 AM 23

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Mahoning County Commissioners also are getting involved in Autism Awareness Month. The board presented a pair of resolutions Wednesday afternoon to the Autism Society of Ohio and Autism Speaks.The proclamations helped kick start autism awareness in the Mahoning Valley during the month of April. Local leaders said there’s a focus

  • Multiple Benefits May Accrue From Limiting Kids’ Screen Time

    April 1, 2014 11:15 AM 23

    A new study finds that limiting content and the amount of time a child spends in front of the computer does make a difference. Researchers from Iowa State University discovered children sleep more, do better in school, behave better, and have additional health benefits when parents limit content and the amount of time their children spend on the computer