Plastic Surgery: A Gift Not Geared For Young People

Nearly everyone has those self-conscious quirks through high school and college. You might have to deal with acne, body odor, belly bulge, or other minor disruptions to a “perfect” body. Even though they may cause some discomfort, would you get plastic surgery to correct these…

Prostate Cancer Treatment ‘Could Help More Patients’

One of the largest clinical trials for prostate cancer has given “powerful results”, say UK researchers. A drug for treating prostate cancer that has spread was found to save lives when offered earlier, a study found. The trial looked at abiraterone as an additional treatment…

Did India Hide Its First Cases Of Zika Virus?

On Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said India’s health ministry had confirmed three cases of the mosquito-borne virus from the city of Ahmedabad in western Gujarat state. Authorities in Gujarat said the cases were reported in a bustling neighbourhood between November 2016 and February…

Ebola Survivor’s Blood Could Lead To Future Vaccine

The West African Ebola outbreak , which peaked between August and September 2014, killed 11,310 people, according to the World Health Organization . But some people survived , and from one comes hope. Researchers report today (May 18) in the journal Cell that the blood…

Man Gets Parasite Infection After Eating Sushi

Sushi may sound like a healthy choice, but if it’s not prepared properly, raw fish can carry some pretty icky parasites. That’s what sent a 32-year-old Portuguese man to the emergency room with vomiting, severe gastrointestinal pain, and a low grade fever, according to a…

Zika Virus: Brazil Says Emergency Is Over

Brazil has declared an end to a national emergency over the Zika virus after a sharp decrease in cases. The number of cases dropped 95% between January and April, compared to the same period a year ago, officials said. The virus has been linked to…

More Than Half Of Uk Vapers ‘Have Given Up Smoking’

For the first time, more than half of the UK’s electronic-cigarette users have since given up smoking tobacco, a study suggests. Some 1.5 million vapers are ex-smokers, compared with 1.3 million who still use tobacco, a survey of 12,000 adults for Action on Smoking and…

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