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Beijing Says Food Safe for Olympic Athletes, Tourists

Athletes and visitors heading to Beijing for the Olympics should not be concerned by recent Chinese food scandals, as many safety measures are being put in place for the Games, city officials said. International alarm over Chinese food exports has been building for weeks amid reports of toxic produce endangering lives in the United States and other countries. China's...

Nurse Has Miraculous Escape as Window is Blown Off an Air Ambulance

Chris Fogg, a critical care nurse and a resident of Idaho in US had a miraculous escape while traveling by an air ambulance . He was flying with a patient and the pilot last Wednesday from Twin Falls, Idaho, to Seattle when a window was blown off. At that time they were flying at a height of 20,000 ft. Rapid decompression occurred when Fogg was unbuckled from his seat and rea...

Pharaoh Hatshepsut Died in Pain Due to Cancer

Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt's greatest female Pharaoh died in pain probably due to caner that spread to her pelvic bones, a new study by researchers has revealed. The daughter of Pharaoh Tuthmosis I and wife of Tuthmosis II, her half-brother, Hatshepsut reigned from 1498 to 1483 BC as the fifth pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty, whose later members included Akhenaton and Tutankhamun. <b...

Impaired Odour Identification Predicts Cognitive Decline for the Elderly

Older adults having difficulty in identifying common odours may be at a higher risk of cognitive impairment-a decline in thinking, learning, and memory abilities-which is a precursor to Alzheimer's disease, suggests a study. Dr. Robert S. Wilson and his colleagues at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, studied 589 older adults, who did not have cognitive impairment in 1997. T...

Robbie Donates 1.5 Million Pounds to Help His Native People Beat Addiction

Singer/songwriter Robbie Williams has reportedly donated 1.5 million pounds for the 'Give it Sum' charity. The 33-year-old had set the organisation in collaboration with Comic Relief, which aimed at helping drug and alcohol addicted young people in his home city Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs. The Grammy Award-nominated singer who himself has battled drug addiction, insisted...

One-third of Adults Have Had Some Form of Alcohol Use Disorder During Their Lifetimes

A survey conducted by researchers at New York based Columbia University Medical Center has shown that nearly 30 per cent of US adults have had some form of alcohol use disorder at some point in their lifetimes. Some 17.8 per cent of the adults surveyed reported experiencing alcohol abuse, and 12.5 per cent alcohol dependence. The background information in an article...

Annual Tobacco-related Deaths to Reach 8.3 Million by 2030

Annual tobacco-related deaths are expected to reach 8.3 million by the year 2030, with 80 percent of them occurring in Asia, unless more is done to tighten trans-border controls on the trade, international health experts warned Monday. "The only two epidemics that are encountering a major increase in the next 20 years are the tobacco epidemic and the HIV/AIDS epidemics," said Dougla...

Amnesia Drug That Blocks Bad Memories on the Anvil

Researchers at Harvard and McGill Universities are experimenting with an amnesia drug that may help people discard bad memories, while leaving the rest of their memories intact. The scientists used the drug propranolol along with therapy to "dampen" memories of 19 accident or rape victims for ten days. They asked the patients to describe their memories of the traumatic event that...

Pure Pomegranate Juice Helps Reverse Erectile Dysfunction Function

A pilot study has revealed that POM Wonderful 100 pct Pomegranate Juice has beneficial effects on erectile dysfunction (ED), a condition that affects the blood flow to the penis during sexual stimulation. This randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover pilot study examined the efficacy of pomegranate juice versus placebo in improving erections in 61 male subjects. Mil...

Electric Field Therapy to Zap Cancerous Tumours

Boffins have made a new device, Novo-TTF (Tumor-Treating Fields), for treating brain cancer patients using electrical field therapy, which could more than double the survival rates for people with one of the most common types of brain tumour. The device uses low intensity electrical fields delivered via insulated electrodes on the scalp, to disrupt tumour growth by interfering with...
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