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Medicine

Contraceptive pills ‘shrink’ part of brain influencing emotions - study
California scientists have discovered contraceptive pills may change the structure of their users’ brains, eventually leading to anxiety and depression.

18.04.2015 06:51

Chemo treatments cause woman to lose fingerprints, banking ability
A 65-year-old breast cancer patient in Mexico has lost her fingerprints, perhaps permanently. The woman was diagnosed with “hand-foot syndrome” caused by her chemotherapy treatmens after being denied a bank transaction that needed her fingerprints.

16.04.2015 19:30

​Dog ‘eats drug stash,’ completely loses it
A lurcher breed dog named Twiglet tripped out, salivated excessively, became paranoid and fell over a lot after eating a bag of narcotics he found outside a ‘hippie commune’ in Shropshire, according to his owner.

16.04.2015 14:28

​1,000 British soldiers given psychiatric help after consuming ‘zombie drug’ – new figures
The British military is accused of failing to protect its soldier’s mental health. Figures show nearly 1,000 have sought psychiatric treatment after being given the MoD’s budget price anti-malarial drug Lariam.

16.04.2015 08:31

Cancer breakthrough: Kansas researchers testing compound that inhibits tumors
It’s not a cure just yet, but a new treatment being tested at the University of Kansas is holding out for the promise of defeating cancer. A combination of chemicals has been successfully blocking a protein that cancerous cells need to replicate.

15.04.2015 23:53

The ‘too difficult’ box: Britain’s pre-election charades sidestep all the key questions
Is it laziness? Ignorance? Or have Britain’s political parties and the London media conspired to turn Britain's 2015 general election into a dreary series of rehearsed arguments?

15.04.2015 13:40

​Alzheimer’s disease may be linked to misfiring immune system, study reveals
Researchers have found that some immune cells designed to protect the brain from infection start consuming an amino acid called arginine, triggering the onset of classical hallmarks of the disease, including brain plaques and memory loss.

15.04.2015 09:52

Majority of Americans support legalizing marijuana – polls
Results from two new polls found the majority of Americans support making cannabis legal, with the large majority of young adults crossing party lines and states to support the idea.

15.04.2015 03:53

Donbass kids travel to Moscow for life-saving heart surgery amid mass medical shortages
Eight children with heart conditions, who are in need of urgent medical help, have travelled to Moscow from war-ravaged eastern Ukraine. Parents and doctors told RT that due to the humanitarian crisis, it was impossible to treat the kids locally.

11.04.2015 20:27

​UKIP candidate apologizes for saying Lib Dem ‘deliberately caught HIV’
A UKIP candidate has been forced to apologize to a Liberal Democrat parliamentary hopeful for suggesting he had contracted HIV on purpose.

10.04.2015 14:22

'Major hypocrisy': US govt-funded agency admits marijuana can kill cancer cells
The National Institute on Drug Abuse, a US federal government research institute whose mission includes "bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction," has officially admitted that marijuana extracts can kill cancer cells.

10.04.2015 11:30

Revolutionary: Russian man to undergo first head-to-body transplant
Doctors seem to be a step closer to performing a breakthrough surgery: transplanting a human head onto another body. A Russian man with a rare genetic muscle-wasting disorder has volunteered to be the first to try the procedure.

10.04.2015 06:10