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Post-Op Complications Mainly After Discharge

A new US study has found that over 40% of complications after general surgery procedures arise after patients have been discharged, with three quarters …

Artificial Skin Can Heal Itself

Scientists have invented the first artificial skin table to both sense subtle pressure and heal itself when torn or cut – and it could …

Headphones As Deadly As Jet Engines To Ears

Turning the volume up too high on your headphones can damage the coating of nerve cells, leading to temporary deafness. Earphones or headphones on …

Lung Cancer Blood Test Closer

Early signs of lung cancer could be diagnosed using a simple blood test following a new discovery by scientists at the University of York. …

Obese Brain May Thwart Weight Loss

New US research indicates diets high in saturated fat and refined sugar may cause changes to the brains of obese people which in turn …

Adequate Sleep Helps Weight Loss

The Canadian Medical Association Journal says although calorie restriction and increased physical activity are recommended for weight loss, there is significant evidence inadequate sleep …

Coffee Helps Workers Battle Computer Fatigue

New research has found workers who do intensive screen-based work without a break suffer fewer aches and pains in their neck, shoulders, arms and …

Deep brain stimulation to treat obesity?

Scientific advances in understanding the “addiction circuitry” of the brain may lead to effective treatment for obesity using deep brain stimulation (DBS). Electrical brain …

Weight-loss keys: food journals, eating in, not skipping meals

If you are trying to lose weight, adopting three key strategies will boost your chances of success. Keep a food journal, avoid eating out …

Heavy coffee intake may affect fertility treatments

Drinking five or more cups of coffee a day may cut in half a woman’s chance of successful in vitro fertilization treatment. A new …