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  Life   Health  12 Dec 2017

Life, Health, 12 Dec 2017

Amputees may be able to play drums, piano with Star Wars like bionic hand

The first amputee to use this technology is Jason Barnes, a musician who lost part of his right arm five years ago.

12 Dec 2017 8:35 PM

2-year-old's malformed thumb surgically replaced using index finger in UAE

The girl wasn't able to use her right hand due to the malformed thumb and the surgery has enabled her to control her hand.

12 Dec 2017 7:55 PM

This technique may predict cancer patients' ability to fight disease

The research is published in the journal Cancer Research.

12 Dec 2017 5:44 PM

Gardener left in pain as his foot accidentally gets impaled on a rake

The man didn't suffer any bone injuries even as the rake went right through his foot.

12 Dec 2017 5:05 PM

Single-dose vaccine may control cholera outbreaks: study

Cholera transmission is endemic in many areas of Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.

12 Dec 2017 3:20 PM


Social media trends can predict vaccine scares

Mathematical theories used to predict tipping points in public health.

12 Dec 2017 3:05 PM

Physical activity can improve survival in lymphoma patients

The study's findings show that physical activity can have a positive impact on survival in lymphoma patients.

12 Dec 2017 2:16 PM

Can social networking keep people healthy?

Here is what a new study has found.

12 Dec 2017 1:25 PM

Major cause of dementia discovered

Dementia results in a progressive and irreversible loss of nerve cells and brain functioning.

12 Dec 2017 1:23 PM

New black box recorder can measure surgeons proficiency

The recorder used in the study, called the dVLogger, captures both anonymised video and movement data.

12 Dec 2017 12:09 PM


'Ground-breaking' new drug gives hope in Huntington's disease

The drug uses an approach called antisense to stop a gene producing a particular protein.

12 Dec 2017 11:51 AM

Study finds office teabags contain 17 times more germs than a toilet seat

According to scientists, the average bacterial reading of an office teabag was 3,785, in comparison to only 220 for a toilet seat.

12 Dec 2017 9:39 AM

Half of middle-aged people have hardened arteries, finds study

High level of 'bad cholesterol,' is the main reason why apparently healthy individuals suffer heart attacks or strokes in middle age.

12 Dec 2017 8:24 AM

Coffee shop in Denver wants to be first legal marijuana club

Co-owners Rita Tsalyuk and Kirill Merkulov plan to charge a $5 entry fee if they're approved for the license.

12 Dec 2017 8:07 AM

Sleep difficulty diminishes with retirement, says study

Study finds complaints of nonrestorative sleep and early rising decreased among pensioners who had poor health and stressful work lives.

12 Dec 2017 7:55 AM


Semen quality linked to air pollution fine particles, says study

Particulate matter contains many toxic chemicals which have demonstrated harmful to semen quality in laboratory and animal studies.

12 Dec 2017 7:42 AM