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Scientists cure cancer in mice using technology that could work in humans

Australia is on the verge of becoming the first country in the world to eliminate cervical cancer. Researchers from Griffith University in Queensland have created a “cure” for cervical cancer by using gene-editing technology to target cervical cancer tumours in mice using “stealth” nanoparticles. Lead researcher Professor Nigel McMillan said it’s the first cancer cure …

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Congo police detain former health minster in Ebola funds probe

Oly Ilunga Kalenga, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) former health minister has been arrested over alleged mismanagement of Ebola funds. His arrest comes after he resigned as health minister in July after being stripped of responsibility for the fight against Ebola by President Felix Tshisekedi. At that time, he wasn’t pleased with the decision …

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Teenager Keeps Thinking It’s June 11th After Memory Resets Every 2 Hours Due to Head Injury

A teenager thinks everyday is June 11th due to a head injury that causes her memory to reset every two hours. Riley Horner was accidentally kicked in the head by a student who was “crowd surfing” during a dance at a youth agriculture convention in Illinois. The incident happened on June 11. Now, whenever Riley …

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Brazil president undergoes surgery for a hernia

Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro underwent surgery on Sunday, September 8th to repair an abdominal hernia, making it his fourth operation since being stabbed in the stomach a year ago at a campaign rally.   The operation at Sao Paulo’s Vila Nova Star hospital lasted more than five hours, the medical center reported in a statement …

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Frequent social media use can damage children’s mental health, study warns

Using social media isn’t directly harming teenagers – but it can reduce the time they spend on healthy activities, such as sleeping and exercising, a study suggests. Social media use raises children’s risk of mental health problems by up to half, a major study has found. The study suggested efforts should be made to reduce …

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Vaginal steaming leaves woman with severe second degree burns

A 62-year-old Canadian woman who attempted so-called “vaginal steaming” suffered a second-degree burn. The gynaecological misadventure, reported in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, occurred after the woman tried the Goop-endorsed practise as a means of remedying vaginal prolapse, which eMedicineHealth describes as a condition in which structures such as the uterus, rectum, bladder, urethra, …

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Man who was circumcised in hospital mix-up awarded $24,000 compensation

A man has been awarded £20,000 in compensation after he went into hospital for a bladder procedure and was mistakenly circumcised. Terry Brazier, 70, was given the procedure after staff at Leicester Royal Infirmary mixed up his notes. The hospital apologized and carried out an investigation, before confirming on Monday it had awarded Brazier a …

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7-Year-Old Boy Has 526 Teeth Removed From His Mouth

A 7-year-old boy in India had 526 tooth-like structures removed from his mouth, according to doctors. The boy was brought to the hospital with swelling in his jaw, according to a statement from the Saveetha Dental College and Hospital. Doctors decided to operate and discovered what they said resembled a “bag like mass” weighing almost …

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A Los Angeles hospital director has been arrested on child pornography charges

A Los Angeles hospital director was arrested after allegedly distributing and possessing child pornography, the district attorney’s office announced Wednesday Guido Germano, 59, of Santa Monica has been accused of distributing child pornography videos using peer-to-peer software and downloading them onto his personal computer at his home, a news release from the DA’s office said, …

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Ebola patient ‘escapes from treatment centre’

An Ebola patient under treatment in the Democratic Republic of Congo has reportedly escaped from the treatment centre. Local officials say the patient tested positive for the virus and was being treated. News website Actualité reports that DR Congo’s health ministry confirmed the incident. The Ebola treatment centre is located in Lubero, in North Kivu …

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