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'Shocking' new leukaemia drug kills 90pc of cancer in single dose

'Shocking' new leukaemia drug kills 90pc of cancer in single doseMelbourne, Oct 27 - A revolutionary leukaemia drug has given hope to patients as it kills nearly 90 per cent of their cancer in the first dose.

Gazyva, which so powerful it can send patients into shock, comes with a whopping 42,000 dollar bill, News.com.au reported.

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Tobacco leaf, beer may help beat Ebola

Tobacco leaf, beer may help beat EbolaMelbourne, Oct 11 - Scientists have revealed that tobacco leaf and beer could hold the key to beating Ebola, which has claimed over 3,400 lives and is forecast to infect 1.4 million by January.

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Are terrorists creating 'dirty bomb' with Ebola virus?

Are terrorists creating 'dirty bomb' with Ebola virus?Melbourne, Aug 4 - Flesh-eating Ebola virus could be used by terrorists to create a "dirty bomb" that might be used to explode cities in UK, according to reports.

Dr Peter Walsh, a biological anthropologist from Cambridge University told the Sun that serious risk was that a group manages to attach the virus as a powder, then exploded it in a bomb in a highly populated public area, News. com. au reported.

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Posting pals' 'drunk passed-out snaps' new rage on Twitter

Posting pals' 'drunk passed-out snaps' new rage on TwitterMelbourne, July 26 - A new craze has recently taken over Twitter world, where students post snaps of each other passed out while drunk, on the "pass-out pages".

Photographs of drunken American University students passed-out on the toilet, under desks, on couches, in libraries and even in the snow, appeared on the micro-blogging site under the hashtag "#passouts", news. com. au reported.

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Aussie men like to stack up on beauty products!

Aussie men like to stack up on beauty products!Melbourne, June 19 - Australian men are making skincare and makeup products part of their daily grooming routine, according to a research conducted by Priceline Pharmacy.

Tania Yates-Hammond, Senior Skincare Buyer at Priceline, told News. com. au that men too suffer from skin troubles and a good grooming system can help them overcome the issues, and the number of men using a scrub, moisturizer, or a concealer before their "dates" has increased.

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Music could help recover stroke victims

Music could help recover stroke victimsMelbourne, June 19 - Stroke victims could recover earlier if they take up any musical instrument, according to experts of Goldsmiths, University of London.

Dr Lauren Stewart, from the music, mind and brain team based in Goldsmiths' Department of Psychology, said that despite a good deal of research into rehabilitation approaches, treatment options were limited, News. com. au reported.

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What your job title says about your sex life

What your job title says about your sex lifeMelbourne, June 12 - A new survey has revealed that a person's job profile can reveal a lot about their sex lives.

The Great Australian Sex Census, which was conducted by dating site redhotpie. com. au on 17,000 Aussies about their bedroom behaviours, has 54.5 per cent people, who worked in the legal industry are most satisfied their sex lives, News. com. au reported.

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Meet the world's first girl to beat brain cancer

Meet the world's first girl to beat brain cancerMelbourne, June 12 - Claudia Burkill has become the world's first person to beat a rare brain tumour.

The 8-year-old girl was told she had metastatic pineoblastoma, a malignant brain tumour, at the age of five and the family was told she had just few weeks to live, News. com. au reported.

Burkill's mother wrote on her Facebook page that the miraculous baby is cancer-free and no longer classed as terminally ill.

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Even placenta helps baby girls survive battle for life

Even placenta helps baby girls survive battle for lifeSydney, May 28 : Know why there are significantly increased rates of pregnancy complications and poor health outcomes for baby boys? Because there is a distinct sex bias in the regulation of genes in the human placenta that makes girl babies win the battle for survival.

According to a significant study, male and female babies develop in very different ways and the placenta plays a key role in these gender differences.

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3 mins or less termed as premature ejaculation

3 mins or less termed as premature ejaculationSydney, May 22 : An international group of specialists have said that three minutes or less can be termed as premature ejaculation.

One of the authors of the report, a Sydney sexual health doctor, Chris McMahon, said vague definitions had left doctors confused and led many men to falsely believe they suffered from the condition.

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How depression ups heart disease risk

How depression ups heart disease riskSydney, May 12 - A new study has revealed that depression is one of the major risk factors behind heart risk.

According to Professor Gavin Lambert, National Health and Medical Research Fellow at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, depression is a risk factor that needs to be taken as seriously as any other and it may also exacerbate existing heart disease, Sydney Morning Herald reported.

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'Super pill' to save millions from cardiovascular disease

'Super pill' to save millions from cardiovascular diseaseSydney, May 7 - A 'super pill' containing a combination of commonly-used blood pressure and cholesterol-lowering medications has been developed which, scientists claim, can prevent heart attacks and strokes globally.

According to researchers at the George Institute for Global Health in Sydney, the cheap 'polypill' - to be taken once a day - also has aspirin and all of these medications help to prevent cardiovascular disease.

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'Sexting' among kids a modern day courtship: Survey

'Sexting' among kids a modern day courtship: SurveySydney, May 5 - Have you caught your kid 'sexting' on his/her cell phone lately? There is no reason to panic, say researchers, as 'sexting' online and via mobile phone is so widespread that parents should accept it as a form of “modern day courtship”.

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Coca-Cola removes brominated vegetable oil from Powerade recipe

Coca-Cola removes brominated vegetable oil from Powerade recipeMelbourne, May 5 - Coca-Cola has followed in PepsiCo 's footsteps by dropping a controversial ingredient from its Powerade sports drink.

A Mississippi teenager had filed a petition on Change. org questioning the use of brominated vegetable oil in a drink marketed toward health-conscious athletes which prompted the company to drop it from its list of ingredients, News. com. au reported.

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Toothbrush can contain over 10 million bacteria

ToothbrushMelbourne, Apr 23 : It might seem unlikely but your old toothbrush is a huge bacteria magnet, a new study has revealed.

A toothbrush can contain over 10 million bacteria including E. coli and Staph, according to the University of Manchester study.

Prosthodontist Dr Ann Wei told Grandparents. com that in an unbrushed mouth, there can be as many germs as a dirty bathroom floor.

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Now, energy drink that gives you erection

Now, energy drink that gives you erectionMelbourne, Apr 17 : MosKa, the energy drink, has been marketed as a drink for adults that will give them an erection .

According to the authorities, the drink may not provide the happy ending which the consumers were hoping for, News. com. au reported.

The drink that was earlier promoted at Sexpo Sydney last year apparently contains vardenafil, a prescription-only substance, at levels above what was allowed in Australia.

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Power naps could increase early death risk by 33 pc

Power naps could increase early death risk by 33 pcMelbourne, April 14 : A new study has revealed that regular power napping could increase the likelihood of an early death by a third.

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Turmeric branded latest superfood to protect against Alzheimer's

Turmeric branded latest superfood to protect against Alzheimer'sMelbourne, April 10 : Researchers have said that turmeric could protect against a host of brain diseases, including Alzheimer's disease.

Dr Michael Murray, co-author of the Textbook of Natural Medicine and one of the world's leading authorities on natural medicine, said that various spices in Indian curries are used not only for their flavour, also but for their medicinal properties, News. com. au reported.

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Paleo diet more about combating chronic diseases than weight-loss regime

Paleo diet more about combating chronic diseases than weight-loss regimeMelbourne, Apr 9 : Paleo diet, which is a weight-loss regime embraced by Hollywood royalty, was originally designed to help combat the chronic diseases faced by the modern world, according to its founder.

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E.coli superbug just one gene away from becoming untreatable

E.coli superbug just one gene away from becoming untreatableMelbourne, April 1 : Researchers have suggested that a superbug that causes bladder and blood infections could evolve and become untreatable.

Queensland researchers have discovered an E. coli strain was just one gene away from becoming resistant to almost all drugs, News. com. au reported.

The bacteria had evolved and spread rapidly worldwide over the past five years.

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Reverse erectile dysfunction with lifestyle changes

Reverse erectile dysfunction with lifestyle changesSydney, March 29 - Reduce weight, improve nutrition, exercise more, drink less alcohol and have a better night's sleep to bring sexual pleasure back in life without medication, a promising research shows.

Men suffering from sexual dysfunction can be successful at reversing their problem by focusing on lifestyle factors and not just relying on medication, according to researchers at University of Adelaide.

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When brain tells you to stop drinking water

When brain tells you to stop drinking waterSydney, March 27 - Although we cannot predict if our brain signals us to stop taking that extra glass of champagne, our brains are hardwired to stop us from drinking more water than what is healthy.

Scientists have found a "stop mechanism" that determines brain signals telling the individual to stop drinking water.

The study provides a new insight into the human instincts that determine survival behaviour and are also of medical importance.

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Why you don't like another glass of cold water

Why you don't like another glass of cold waterMelbourne, March 25 : Drinking a glass of cold water when you feel thirsty on a muggy summer evening is pleasant but if you go on drinking a few more glasses, the experience turns unpleasant. Researchers have now discovered why.

Two areas of the brain - anterior cingulate cortex and the orbitofrontal cortex - that are involved in emotional decision-making lit up when people drank water when they were thirsty.

Indian woman gives birth to 'miraculous' two-headed baby girl

two headed baby girlMelbourne, March 15 : A woman in northern India has given birth to a girl with two heads and one set of vital organs.

Dr. Ashish Sehgal told the New York Daily News that the mother of the conjoined twins, Urmila Sharma, had no idea she was expecting the twins because she could not afford an ultrasound.

Sehgal asserted that the twins are alive and healthy, but for how long cannot be determined.

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And the foolproof hangover cure is .....

DrinkMelbourne, March 15 : A man called Sam Matthews decided to get drunk five nights in a row to find out how to cure the dreaded hangover in the morning.

Matthews found that an IV drip work better than any other cure that he tried. He called up a doctor and paid him 250 dollars for the privilege, and said he felt better than if he hadn't drunk a thing, News. com. au reported.

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