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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Catnip to cat lovers everywhere: your fluffy friend loves you right back

Dog lovers always tell cat lovers that while the latter animal smells less, doesn't need walking and is arguably more intelligent, they don't like humans and are fundamentally selfish. Cataholics hav...

mid-day editorial: Ensure a clean Bill of mental health

Parliament has done well to pass the Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016, for mental healthcare services and decriminalising attempts at suicide. It is indicative of a modern attitude. Narendra Modi is conc...

Young woman in Aarhus diagnosed with measles

Countries most hit by the measles outbreak in Europe have low vaccination rates, WHO revealed. What factors are behind the declining immunization levels in these countries? ( David McNew | Getty Imag...

Low pay blamed for Lincolnshire NHS staffing shortages

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced NHS staff in Wales will receive a 1% pay award with the lowest earners receiving an uplift to the Living Wage. He says more than 7,000 of the lowest pai...

Advisers appointed to tackle NHS Tayside financial ‘challenges’

Independent advisers have been appointed to help NHS Tayside meet "prolonged and considerable" financial challenges. A report from Audit Scotland last year found the health board needs to make saving...

Marathon Running May Put You at Risk of Kidney Injury

Any marathoner will tell you that the gruelling 42-kilometer races can do a number of things to the hips, knees, ankles and feet. Now, a small study suggests that these tests of endurance are also to...

New Research Delivers Hope For More Accurate PTSD Diagnosis And Treatment

Researchers have found an unlikely way for people to cope with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): playing the game Tetris. PTSD happens when a person experiences or witnesses something painful an...

World’s most obese man loses a whopping 27 stone in four and half months

THE heaviest man in the world is set to undergo life changing surgery after losing enough weight to be fitted with a gastric band. By Jamie Micklethwaite / Published 30th March 2017. Juan Pedro Franc...

Peanuts BOOST heart health: Eating them ‘could prevent heart attack or stroke’...

Peanuts may protect the arteries and help prevent heart attacks and strokes, new research suggests. Eating three ounces of peanuts with a high fat meal maintained blood vessel elasticity in overweigh...

‘What have I got to lose?’ Callie Blackwell speaks about secretly giving dying...

THIS MORNING viewers have taken to Twitter to praise a brave mum who gave her severely ill son a cannabis-based drug to help ease his pain. By Helen Daly. PUBLISHED: 12:22, Mon, Mar 27, 2017 | UPDATE...

Bipolar: No-one knew how to react to Loren’s mental health issues

Many of us have heard the term bipolar used in the wrong circumstances – perhaps most commonly, when a friend is moody or quick-tempered. But while bipolar disorder does affect someone's mood, it is ...

Carved raven bone discovered in Crimea is Neanderthal ‘art’

IMAGE: Legend of the image: left: notched raven bone from Zaskalnaya VI Neanderthal site, Crimea. center: experimental notching of a bird bone; right: sequences of experimentally made notches compare...

Quadriplegic Man Employs Injury Bridging Technologies to Move Again Just by Thinking

A man paralyzed from the shoulders down has been able to feed himself for the first time in eight years after electrodes were implanted and connected to muscles in his brain. Cleveland resident Bill ...

Could Electromagnetic Fields Raise a Worker’s ALS Risk?

WORKPLACE exposure to electromagentic fields is linked to a higher risk of developing the most common form of motor neurone disease, research suggests. PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 23:31, Wed, Mar 29, 2017....

International trade shifts the burden of pollution-related deaths

Irvine, Calif., March 29, 2017 – The latest products may bring joy to people around the globe, but academic researchers this week are highlighting the heightened health risks experienced by people in...

Trump’s FDA pick to push to approve generics more quickly

Dr. Scott Gottlieb in a photo released this month. Credit The American Enterprise Institute, via Reuters. President Trump's nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration has received millions of d...

Small study suggests marathons can cause brief damage to your kidneys

Wang Hongmei and Liu Xin, an elderly couple in Zhengzhou, central China's Henan Province, have a unique way of showing off their love. The couple has run marathons together for the past 10 years. Acc...

NHS England plans cull of ‘low-value’ prescriptions

GP leaders have called for a 'fundamental review' of prescribing rules to ensure patients are treated fairly after NHS England said it would issue new restrictions on prescribing 'low-value items'. D...

Cleanliness concerns at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Health inspectors found equipment contaminated with blood, faeces and bodily fluids during an inspection of Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) raised...

Missing Indonesian farmer found dead in belly of 7m-long python (Video)

A missing Indonesian man was found inside a massive python on the island of Sulawesi, according to local authorities and news reports. Villagers found the body of Akbar Salubiro, 25, after cutting op...