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  • Chantek, sign-language speaking orangutan, dies at age 39

    August 8, 2017 2:45 PM 39

    Chantek, an orangutan who became one of the first apes to communicate with researchers using sign-language, died Monday at an Atlanta Zoo. He was 39. Zoo Atlanta announced the orangutan’s death on its website. Chantek’s cause of death is not immediately known, but the zoo said veterinarians had been treating him for progressive heart disease

  • Mug for alcoholic beverage could cause contamination

    August 7, 2017 9:48 PM 36

    (WTVG) - It's a popular mug for a popular drink, but it could hold more than just a Moscow Mule. Iowa's Alcoholic Beverages Division says the copper mugs used to serve the adult beverage could be dangerous. The agency says the alcoholic mix of vodka, ginger beer and lime juice has a pH level lower than six. According to the experts, that could cause

  • Social media turn children into addicts, says watchdog

    August 7, 2017 1:32 PM 26

    Children become addicted to social media such as Facebook and Snapchat in the same way as junk food, the children’s commissioner for England has warned. Anne Longfield said that technology companies should stop using their algorithms to hook youngsters, and that parents also needed to play a part. “None of us would want our children to eat junk food all the time,” she said. “For those

  • Loneliness as deadly as obesity

    August 6, 2017 9:01 PM 30

    Social isolation also tied to increased risk of premature death Loneliness may be a greater public health hazard than obesity, according to a study which found that social isolation may put people at an increased risk of early death. "Being connected to others socially is widely considered a fundamental human need -crucial to both well-being and survival

  • Death toll from swine flu reaches six in Nepal

    August 4, 2017 1:55 AM 35

    Death toll due to H1N1 influenza in Nepal reached six on 3 August after a 37-year-old woman, who was admitted to intensive care unit of Green City Hospital, Kathmandu, died of swine flu in the course of treatment. The Central Diagnostic Laboratory and Research Centre confirmed the cause of Sabina Thapa's death and sent a report to Epidemiology and Disease

  • Officer speaks on bird that flew 5,700km from Russia

    August 3, 2017 5:38 AM 37

    For the past two years, Corporal Gladys Gathogo has taken keen interest in birds. This was never the case before, but her experience with a strange bird believed to have come from Russia changed all this. At around 6pm on January 22, 2015, a Steppe Eagle landed right at the gate of Makongeni Police Station, along Jogoo Road. One of the two people passing

  • Amazing reasons why you should have sex everyday

    August 2, 2017 6:15 AM 37

    According to a study at the Boston University of Public Health, frequent ejaculation plays a greater part in lowering prostate cancer. Not ejaculating leads to swelling since the fluid stays in the gland which may later lead to serious problems. During sex with your partner, your body (the brain) releases endorphins (happy hormones) and oxytocin which

  • Woman in intensive care with ectopic pregnancy discovers her partner is cheating

    August 2, 2017 1:51 AM 23

    A MUM who nearly died after suffering an ectopic pregnancy has told of her heartbreak after discovering her boyfriend was cheating on her as she lay critical in hospital. Kirsty Rathbone, 27, from Liverpool, was stunned when Gary Edwards’ mistress called her out of the blue and exposed his betrayal as she mourned for their baby, reports The Sun. She also revealed

  • Inflammation breakthrough: Blood test could identify this life-threatening disease

    August 1, 2017 4:57 PM 16

    INFLAMMATION is the cause of a number of conditions, including chronic fatigue syndrome or ME. Researchers have discovered how to identify the potentially-fatal auto-immune condition with a blood test. Scientists have found a way to accurately diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). A study by Stanford

  • Doctor found dead at Kenyatta Hospital parking lot

    July 31, 2017 1:51 PM 32

    Nairobi, Kenya: A medical doctor was found dead in his car hours after he had finished his night shift at the Kenyatta National Hospital. Dr Paul Koigi Ngugi was found dead in his car that had been parked at the KNH parking yard long after he had gone missing. He was on duty on Saturday night. His colleagues at the institution said he left for home and had not complained