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Top News: Health

Study suggests correlation between finger ratio and testes in men

Seoul - A new report published on August 12th, 2014 suggests a correlation may exist between finger-digit ratios and male reproductive function.

New cardiac drug shows real, life-saving promise

Basel - A new drug developed by Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis could turn the world of cardiovascular medicine on its head in less than 12 months.

Op-Ed: California sex consent law a positive step

Sacramento - Why shouldn’t a man be certain that a woman he is about to have sex with is ready and willing? California’s consent law is a good step forward.

New tanning bed cancer risk study

Dundee - According to a new study from Dundee University, tanning bed (sunbed) users remain at risk of skin cancer even if they do not burn their skin when using sunbeds.

Indian scientists may have found 'wonder herb' in Himalayas

Indian scientists may have found a multi-functional "wonder herb" that can regulate the immunity system, adapt to challenging environmental situations and help people stay protected from radiation.

Ebola crisis strikes healthcare workers at unprecedented levels

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are an "unprecedented number of medical staff infected with Ebola.”

Ebola extends to fifth African country

The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed two first cases of Ebola. This means that the cases of infection have now been recorded in five African countries.

Porn stars allowing men to fondle breasts for charity at Boob-Aid

For 24 consecutive hours, 10 female Japanese porn actresses will allow men to fondle their boobs. The boob gropers must first make a donation to the fight against AIDS, however, and while they're doing it they'll be on TV.

Ebola cure confirmed in monkeys

Winnipeg - Scientists have confirmed that the new Ebola cure used to save two American doctors is 100 percent effective in monkeys.

Op-Ed: Breakthrough — MIT finds new way of managing memories for PTSD

Cambridge - A new MIT study has found that it’s actually possible to manage bad memories using the mechanics of a process called “reconsolidation.”The process involves re-configuring memories, using the mechanics of reconsolidation to change them.

Indian government unveils 'Universal Health Assurance' scheme

New Delhi - India's Health Minister Harsh Vardhan gave the media its first glimpse of what his government plans with the "Universal Health Assurance" (UHA) scheme.

U.K. imposes Ebola travel ban

All but essential travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia should be avoided, the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has warned British nationals.

Op-Ed: Wounded vets need universal health care, not 'separate but equal'

The VA scandal has shocked America to its core and exposed a bloated bureaucracy run amok. What veterans, and all Americans, need is universal health care with equitable access to all citizens. Playing "separate but equal" will no longer work.

Several foods contain bacteria risk to unborn children

Culiac - A survey has found that around 10 percent of the fresh cheese, sausages and meats sold in markets and on the street may be contaminated with types of bacteria that can pose a risk to unborn children.

WHO calls for a ban of e-cigarettes indoors

Geneva - The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on e-cigarettes to be banned from indoor public spaces. Furthermore, the United Nations Agency has said that the devices pose a risk to adolescents and the fetuses of pregnant women.

WHO and Canada pull Ebola health teams out of Sierra Leone

Freetown - The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday announced the closing of one of its labs in Sierra Leone after a health care worker became infected with Ebola. At the same time, Canada announced they were recalling their three-member lab team.

Study: Medical marijuana can lead to fewer opioid overdose deaths

According to a new study, chronic pain suffers living in states where medical marijuana use has been legalized are less likely to die from prescription opioid overdose.

One-third of British students have tried 'legal highs'

A new report suggests that around on third of students in the U.K. have used so-termed “legal highs.” These are products manufactured from the herb Salvia. The report suggests that the students under appreciate the potential harm.

Sex study: Lesbians orgasm more than straight women, but not men

Research from the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction at Indiana University in Bloomington found that lesbians have more orgasms compared to straight women. Overall though, men still come first.
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