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Virus spreads

May 6, 2014 iwishart 0

MERS patient is isolated in Indiana hospital By Juan Perez Jr. and Andy Grimm Chicago Tribune (MCT) The man US authorities cite as the nation’s first confirmed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome and dozens […]

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Estradiol dangers

December 14, 2013 iwishart 0

Sep 05, AU edition RAGING BULL There’s nothing more red-blooded than a juicy slab of steak, but BARBARA SUMNER-BURSTYN reports that a female sex hormone linked to ‘gay’ behaviour in animals and adverse effects on […]

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Obesity not so bad after all?

December 14, 2013 iwishart 0

HEALTH: June 05, AU Edition NOT SO FAT New numbers from America suggest obesity isn’t as dangerous as previously thought. But don’t reach for that Big Mac just yet Obesity is the second-leading preventable cause […]

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Tebonin: the new ‘smart’-drug?

March 19, 2012 iwishart 0

The battle to employ more natural ingredients – rather than synthetic chemicals – in the fight against disease and aging has taken a new twist with the latest research on a particular Ginkgo biloba extract. […]

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Health: exploring the placebo effect

March 18, 2012 iwishart 0

Just a spoonful of sugar Claire Morrow wonders why placebos sometimes work better than nothing Penicillin paediatric syrup is, to my mind, one of the most therapeutic possible smells. The white one, not the orange […]

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National focuses on boosting immunisation

November 18, 2011 MelW 0

National will ensure that by the end of 2014, 95 per cent of all eight-month-old children are fully immunised with three scheduled vaccinations, Prime Minister and National Party Leader John Key announced today. In addition, […]

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Opinion: The Problem Of Pissed Parents

October 4, 2011 iwishart 0

You know you’re soaking in it… BY CHLOE MILNE, INVESTIGATE HERS MAGAZINE University students get blamed for a lot of things… Like burning couches, causing riots, stealing road signs, wasting police and medical resources and […]

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King’s College suspends students in drug sting

September 30, 2011 iwishart 0

Three News is reporting tonight that Auckland’s prestigious King’s College has suspended two students after a drug sting involving outside security consultants. The background to this story follows: KILLING THEM SOFTLY THE LESSONS FROM THE […]

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Gardasil vaccine caught in new controversy

September 28, 2011 iwishart 2

BY GARRICK CORNELIUS, INVESTIGATE MAGAZINE All around the world, the use of Gardasil has set in motion a storm of stories about serious reactions. As far as the medical systems worldwide are concerned, these stories […]

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23 die from cholera in Nepal

August 4, 2010 MelW 0

The death toll from an outbreak of cholera reached 23 in the mid-western districts of Nepal, local media reported Wednesday.    Officials said it had reached epidemic proportions in Nepalganj,  300 kilometres south-west of Kathmandu, […]

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Amateur gold miners use toxic mercury

July 29, 2010 MelW 0

Vientiane (dpa) – Independent gold miners are contaminating the air and water in Laos with the mercury used for extracting the precious metal, a news report said Thursday.     The state-run daily newspaper Vientiane Times […]

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Study: We’re just too lazy

July 29, 2010 BJokanovic 0

By Noelle Phillips McClatchy Newspapers You do it. Your co-workers do it. Heck, even Russ Pate does it. And he runs marathons. “You send an e-mail to someone two doors down at the office,” Pate […]

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Cancer on the run

July 27, 2010 BJokanovic 0

The American Cancer Society recently reported some good news: Cancer is still on the run. Although men and women continue to get the disease in large numbers, the big change is found in cancer deaths. […]

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Painkiller drug abuse soaring

July 23, 2010 MelW 0

By Sandy Kleffman                 SAN FRANCISCO _ Emergency room visits linked to abuse of prescription painkillers have jumped 111 percent in five years, straining the nation’s public health system, a recent study revealed.                 Urgent […]

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New Zealand doctor campaigns for euthanasia

July 21, 2010 MelW 0

By David Barber Wellington (dpa) – A retired New Zealand doctor dying from a  terminal illness has launched a campaign for voluntary euthanasia to  be legalized as a basic human right.  Dr John Pollock, 61, […]

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NZ & US score badly on child mortality

May 25, 2010 iwishart 0

NZ scores badly in child mortality rates, study finds By Noam N. Levey Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON – Underscoring historic recent gains in global health, the number of children younger than 5 who die this year […]

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H1N1 prevalent among hospital ER workers

March 31, 2010 BJokanovic 0

NEW YORK, (UPI) – U.S. medical researchers say the nation’s hospital emergency department workers suffered from H1N1 influenza more than any other healthcare professionals. The study, led by Cynthia Santos of Weill Cornell Medical School, […]

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HEALTH: Dec 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

PERCHANCE TO WALK Sleep is still barely understood; sleepwalking, even less so. A look into the bizarre world of people who go bump in the night So I sleepwalked the other night. I didn’t go […]

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Alcohol & Drugs

HEALTH: Mar 05, Au Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

DON’T WORRY, DIE HAPPY Are party drugs really the best way to make a cancer patient’s last days more livable? Aside from those who die suddenly in accidents, quietly in their sleep, or simply sitting […]

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