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  • Carleton sign lights up blue for Autism Speaks

    April 6, 2017 9:06 AM 2

    The Carleton sign on Bronson Avenue was lit up with blue lights in honour of National Autism Awareness Day on April 2, an annual event that is meant to bring awareness of those who have autism. The project to light up the sign was spearheaded by the Carleton chapter of Autism Speaks, the first chapter of Autism Speaks in Canada. Circling back around

  • Man who had legs amputated after possible spider bite may lose arms

    April 5, 2017 5:09 AM 4

    Doctors said a man who is facing possible amputation of both arms after losing his legs to flesh necrosis could have been bitten by a spider. Terry Pareja, who is from the Philippines and was visiting family in Australia, has been in a Melbourne Hospital since February, The Daily Telegraph reported. Pareja reportedly has no memory of being bitten by a white-tailed

  • Watch: Deadly python swallows man, police cuts open snake's stomach to retrieve his body

    March 29, 2017 12:45 PM 6

    The police found an unusually bloated snake while they were searching for a missing man only to find the same man inside snake's stomach. A man who went missing was found inside the body of a python in Indonesia near the Island of Sulawesi. According to the police, Akbar went missing when he went to harvest the palm oil on the island. After Akbar was missing

  • TB infections increase as govt strategizes to fight disease

    March 24, 2017 7:50 PM 5

    The number of Kenyans with tuberculosis has doubled since 2015 with more men than women being affected, a survey has shown. The report shows there are 558 people with tuberculosis out of every 100,000, up from 233 cases for 100,000 in 2015. The highest tuberculosis infections were reported among men aged 25 to 34 followed by women over 65 years old. According

  • Drug gives hope to TB patients

    March 24, 2017 8:01 AM 5

    The second new drug for tuberculosis in 50 years has been made available in South Africa. TB is the biggest killer of people in South Africa‚ although the underlying cause of infections in 75 % of TB patients is untreated HIV. About 20‚000 people get multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) each year. The cure rate for MDR-TB in SA is at its highest ever at 50%. But this still

  • When might you get Alzheimer’s? New gene test may tell

    March 22, 2017 6:00 AM 9

    International researchers said Tuesday they have found a way to assess a person’s genetic risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by a given age, a tool that could lead to better diagnosis and treatment. The report in the journal PLOS Medicine was based on genetic data from more than 70,000 Alzheimer’s patients and elderly people without the disease participating

  • Loads Of Processed Foods And Drinks Are Way Saltier Than You Think

    March 21, 2017 3:12 PM 2

    As you can tell by it tasting so damn good, hot chocolate really isn’t good for you. However, while you’re probably most wary of the sugar content, a new piece of research says it’s the salt content that could be the “forgotten killer”. Unfortunately, the same is true for many other foods and drinks, including some brands of vegetarian burgers, instant

  • Whole-body vibration may help combat obesity, diabetes

    March 16, 2017 11:38 AM 10

    Indulging in a less strenuous form of exercise known as whole-body vibration could mimic the muscle and bone health benefits of regular exercise and help combat obesity and diabetes, according to a new study. Whole-body vibration consists of a person sitting, standing or lying on a machine with a vibrating platform and could also benefit people who find it difficult

  • Agriculture CS seeks to allay fears State is stifling GMO research

    March 15, 2017 9:32 PM 12

    Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett has attempted to explain why the government is reluctant to approve the trials for genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Mr Bett sought to allay concerns that the government was opposed to research on the crops, saying there was need to be sure of the impact of any research before it is cleared to proceed

  • Ryan stresses Trump had a hand in GOP health care bill

    March 15, 2017 2:24 PM 11

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan is stressing that President Donald Trump had a hand in writing the beleaguered health care overhaul that Republican leaders hope to push through his chamber next week. The Wisconsin Republican says there is room for "improvements and refinements." But he says its major components will stay "intact" because the measure's