• Newcastle University scientists use 3D printer to create artificial corneas
Newcastle University scientists use 3D printer to create artificial corneas

The new process uses a simple, low-priced 3D bio-printer to form the shape of a human cornea . Newcastle University Biomedical Scientists and research leaders Stephen Swioklo (left) and Che Connon (right) and an Inkredible bioprinter from CELLINK .

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  • New Guidelines Lower Colon Cancer Screening Age to 45
New Guidelines Lower Colon Cancer Screening Age to 45

It is the first organization that has recommended that average risk colorectal cancer (CRC) screening in the USA should begin at age 45 rather than 50 for both men and women and for all races and ethnicities. The guideline suggests screening either through a high sensitivity stool-based test or visual examination such as colonoscopy that snakes a...

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  • Almost 20 per cent of Year 6 children obese
Almost 20 per cent of Year 6 children obese

The Local Government Association (LGA ), which represents 370 councils in England and Wales says that statistics show that children are rapidly gaining weight as they go through school. This includes councils having a say in how and where the soft drinks levy is spent, better labelling on food and drink products , and for councils to be given p...

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  • Virginia General Assembly votes to expand Medicaid
Virginia General Assembly votes to expand Medicaid

Virginia moved a step closer to expanding Medicaid Wednesday after lawmakers passed the state budget. The GOP stranglehold on the House was the primary barrier to adopting the Medicaid expansion provision of the Affordable Care Act. Chafin. who represents an economically struggling district in southwestern Virginia, said on the Senate floor. "T...

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  • Lyme disease prevention: How to protect yourself from ticks
Lyme disease prevention: How to protect yourself from ticks

Such factors in turn interact with plenty of others, from weather to how many ticks are getting infected. Records of reported cases of Lyme disease were first compiled in 1986, and since that time, there have been over 95,000 cases of Lyme in NY state alone, Amedore said.

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  • TAYTULLA birth control packaging error — RECALL ALERT
TAYTULLA birth control packaging error — RECALL ALERT

The pack has 24 pink capsules with "WC" on them to be taken for 24 days, then four maroon capsules (the placebo caps) to be taken for the next four days. Allergan notified customers with a recall letter for that batch of birth control pills. The company said their was a packaging error, according to a news release posted on the Food and Drug ...

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  • South African firm sells 'insect milk' as next superfood
South African firm sells 'insect milk' as next superfood

According to scientists, these crystals are rich in essential amino acids and protein, hence, the finding is catching a lot of attention from superfood enthusiasts. Dubbed as the "cockroach milk", the researchers say the nutritional value of the cockroach product is much higher than other kinds of milk. One day, cockroach milk might be on the su...

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  • Go Ahead and Sleep In This Weekend
Go Ahead and Sleep In This Weekend

Looking at data from 44,000 people in Sweden , they found that people who slept for five or fewer hours per day experienced higher rates of morality than those who slept for six or seven hours per day. Short sleepers slept for less than five hours per night. However, that risk is increased if a person is getting consistently sleeping less ...

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  • Nipah Virus: How it spreads, symptoms and treatment of the infection
Nipah Virus: How it spreads, symptoms and treatment of the infection

According to a health ministry official, the infection has a high mortality rate. When the virus infects human beings, it could range from merely being asymptomatic to also developing acute respiratory syndrome to fatal encephalitis. There is no clear preventive or curative treatment for Nipah , a newly emerging disease spread by bats, pigs and ...

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  • From Virat to Hrithik, Many Celebrities Have Taken Sports Minister's Fitness Challenge
From Virat to Hrithik, Many Celebrities Have Taken Sports Minister's Fitness Challenge

Sports and youth minister, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore's social media initiative "hum fit to India fit" has picked up momentum along with a lot of buzz, as leading sportsperson, Bollywood celebrities and politicians are beginning to take up the challenge and show their mantra of staying fit during work.

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  • Mussels test positive for opioids | Are opioids in seafood?
Mussels test positive for opioids | Are opioids in seafood?

Rice said that after two to three months at the transplant site, data showed that oxycodone present in the marine creatures 'were thousands of times lower than a therapeutic dose for humans'. She says the chemicals may be having an impact on fish and shellfish in the areas. Although not enough to have an affect on the mussels of Puget Sound, Ri...

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  • It's healthy to sleep in on the weekends, according to research
It's healthy to sleep in on the weekends, according to research

We're all prone to a long lie-in on the weekends, especially when we've spent the week getting crummy sleep. It can give you heart problems or hurt your waistline , and it can leave you anxious and depressed . "If you can function on what you get, you are likely getting the right amount of sleep". However, those previous studies only focused on...

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  • Bihar government issues Nipah virus alert
Bihar government issues Nipah virus alert

Earlier this month, Moosa's two sons and another relative also died due to the virus infection. Its natural host are fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family, and it was first identified just 20 years ago in 1998 when an outbreak occurred in Kampung Sungai Nipah in Malaysia .

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  • Ebola vaccinations begin in rural Congo on Monday: Ministry
Ebola vaccinations begin in rural Congo on Monday: Ministry

It would be impractical and counter-productive to ask security guards, who are not equipped with protective gear, to forcibly restrain patients, said Nahid Bhadelia, medical director of the special pathogens unit at Boston University Medical Center, who worked in an Ebola treatment unit in Sierra Leone during its 2014-2016 outbreak .

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  • Brainstorm Health: FDA Benzocaine Warning, Wearable Sleep Tracking, Women and Lung Cancer
Brainstorm Health: FDA Benzocaine Warning, Wearable Sleep Tracking, Women and Lung Cancer

Methemoglobinemia is a unsafe condition that results from elevated levels of methemoglobin, causing oxygen carried through the blood to be reduced, which can ultimately lead to death. The agency today announced that OTC oral health products containing the pain reliever benzocaine for the temporary relief of sore gums due to teething in infants or ...

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  • Sleeping in at the weekend could reduce your chance of early death
Sleeping in at the weekend could reduce your chance of early death

However, researchers also found that the risk of mortality remained low in those who didn't sleep enough during the weekdays but slept in on weekends. For those who only manage to get less than five hours of shut eye throughout the week, but then have a longer snooze on the weekends, there was no heightened mortality risk.

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  • Weinstein faces sex charges in prosecution amid #MeToo
Weinstein faces sex charges in prosecution amid #MeToo

Hours after it was announced that Weinstein will be surrendering to authorities in NY on Friday following a months-long investigation, the Charmed star took to Instagram to share her feelings. "I tried to get away , but maybe I didn't try hard enough". Allegations against Weinstein, long whispered in the industry, first came to public light in O...

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  • Poland's Olga Tokarczuk wins Man Booker International Prize
Poland's Olga Tokarczuk wins Man Booker International Prize

For more information about the prize, see the Man Booker website . A counterpart to the prestigious Man Booker Prize, the 50,000 British Pounds award goes to the best work of translated fiction from anywhere in the world and is split between the writer and the translator.

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  • Judge rules Trump can not block Twitter critics
Judge rules Trump can not block Twitter critics

But it could affect the conversation that erupts among supporters and opponents in the replies beneath his tweets. Sigh. Do we actually think Trump will change or rectify his behavior simply because a judge rules that he should? Blocking critics violates the First Amendment , says Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald .

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  • North Korea prepares to dismantle nuclear test site
North Korea prepares to dismantle nuclear test site

Foreign reporters prepare to cover North Korea's nuclear test site dismantlement at a hotel in Wonsan on May 22, 2018, in this AP photo. Pyongyang announced earlier this month that it planned to "completely" destroy the Punggye-ri facility in the country's mountainous northeast.

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