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Man sues wife for giving birth to ugly baby

Man sues wife for giving birth to ugly babyNew York, Nov 8 - A court in northern China has sided with an angry ex-husband, Feng Jian who has sued his estranged wife after she gave him an ugly baby.

The hubby found out that his wife had not disclosed her previous plastic surgeries, only after she gave birth to their baby daughter who is "ugly beyond description", according to court papers cited by the Sina News.


Nibbling on chocolates can help you lose weight and live longer

Nibbling on chocolates can help you lose weight and live longerNew York, Oct 16 - Good news for chocoholics, people who eat chocolate are more likely to lose weight than those who don't, a new poll has revealed.

The survey conducted by research agency YouGov has found that 86 percent of slimmers who continued enjoying their favourite treats successfully lost weight, the New York Post reported.


Marijuana study linking teens’ pot use to IQ drop called `flawed`

Marijuana study linking teens’ pot use to IQ drop called `flawed`New York, Jan 16 : A report that suggests regular marijuana smoking during the teen years can lead to a long-term drop in IQ has been challenged by a paper that says that the statistical analysis behind the conclusion is flawed.


5 ways to have more sex during holidays

5 ways to have more sex during holidaysNew York, Dec 12 : 5 ways to make the six super-fast weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's as sexy has been revealed.

Karen Siff Exhorn has compiled a list that appears in the Huffington Post that details tips on how to have more sex during holidays.


One soft drink per day may raise aggressive prostate cancer risk

One soft drink per day may raise aggressive prostate cancer riskNew York, Nov 28 : Drinking one normal-sized soft drink per day may put men at increased risk of developing more aggressive forms of prostate cancer, according to a Swedish study.

The study found that those who drank one 11-fluid-ounce soft drink a day were 40 percent more likely to develop more serious forms of prostate cancer that required treatment.


Kissing dogs can cause gum disease

Kissing dogs can cause gum diseaseNew York, October 23 : Dog owners who kiss their pets - or let them lick their mouths – could catch gum disease, experts have warned.

Japanese researchers examined dental plaque from 66 dogs, as well as dental plaque from 81 people from Japan who visited a dog-training school or animal clinic during 2011, the New York Daily News reported.


Women dream mostly of being chased while men about sex

Women dream mostly of being chased while men about sexNew York, September 20 : Women have more nightmares and men dream more of sex, a new study has revealed.

For the study, scientists at the University of Montreal spent 11 years collecting data on the different nighttime dreams of men and women.

They found that the happiness index for dreams is at its lowest when we are between the ages of 20 and 30.


‘Gym-shy’ Facebook freaks susceptible to piling on extra pounds

‘Gym-shy’ Facebook freaks susceptible to piling on extra poundsNew York, Sept 18 : More time spent on social networking sites has been linked with less time spent on exercising, researchers have claimed.

The study also found that fans of Facebook were less likely to play team sports, the New York Daily News reported.


New approach to minimise skin scarring

New approach to minimise skin scarringNew York, July 9 - Ugly scars whether from surgery or battle wounds can affect both body and mind. New research offers a strategy to smooth out scarring.

"Scars can be disfiguring and, if extensive enough, can lead to diminished function and quality of life," said Bruce N. Cronstein, study co-author and researcher in translational medicine at New York University School of Medicine in New York.


Titillating tips to seduce women to bed

Titillating tips to seduce women to bedNew York, July 5 : Cosmopolitan magazines have offered some terrible sex tips for men, ranging from identifying women on birth control pill to how sweat can arouse women for sex.

Figuring out whether a woman is on the pill or not may help guys avoid unwanted pregnancy.

According to Men's Health, women on birth control blink 32 percent more than those who aren't, Jezebel reported.


80 pc tweens obsess about dieting

80 pc tweens obsess about dietingNew York, July 3 : Around 80 percent of all 10-year-old girls have dieted at least once in their lives, a new study has revealed.

The data released by the ‘Keep It Real’ campaign, showed that the desire to diet has no age minimum.

The campaign, which aims to improve body-image issues in young adults, drew the staggering figures from a study by Kimberly Hepworth, titled ‘Eating Disorders Today — Not Just a Girl Thing.’


Tight jeans `may jeopardize health`

Tight jeans `may jeopardize health`New York, May 24 : Doctors have cautioned that the stubborn butt-squeezing, thigh-hugging denims could be too hard on our health and can cause nerve damage.

Tingling and numbness are symptoms of the condition called `meralgia paresthetica', which occurs when the nerve that runs down the front of the thigh is squeezed.

A `Greenpoint' clothing store manager, Madeline Virbasius claimed that, these jeans will not be going away any time soon.


Organic food may turn you into a jerk

Organic food may turn you into a jerkNew York, May 22 : A new study has established that people exposed to organic foods are more likely to exhibit judgmental attitudes.

"There's a line of research showing that when people can pat themselves on the back for their moral behavior, they can become self-righteous," the New York Daily News quoted study author Kendall Eskine as telling NBC's `Today' show.


13-year-old develops cure for hiccups

13-year-old develops cure for hiccupsNew York, May 7 : A 13-year-old American girl has invented an innovative way of curing pesky hiccups with lollipops.

To silence her stubborn hiccups during the summer of 2010, Mallory Kievman attempted at swallowing saltwater, making herself gag, eating a spoonful of sugar, sipping pickle juice and drinking a glass of water upside-down.


Women riding bicycles with low handlebars may suffer sexual dysfunction

Women riding bicycles with low handlebars may suffer sexual dysfunctionNew York, April 11 : Riding a bicycle regularly can take a serious toll on women's sexual health, if it has low handlebars, researchers have warned.

A recent study from Yale University found the lower the handlebars, the greater the trouble for women, according to the New York Times.


Nicotine quick-fix mouth spray ‘could help kick the butt’

Nicotine quick-fix mouth spray ‘could help kick the butt’New York, Feb 29 : Nicotine spray may be the latest replacement therapy for those who want to quit smoking cigarettes, according to a new study.

Researchers in Denmark found that the fast-acting spray relieves cravings without the side effects of patches or pills, the New York Daily News reported.


Violent video game can help boost vision in patients with rare eye disorder

Violent video game can help boost vision in patients with rare eye disorderNew York, Feb 22 : Playing a violent video game for one month could help in improving the vision of adult patients who were born with a rare eye disorder, according to a new study.

Scientists found that adult patients with the rare eye disorder improved their vision later in life after playing "Medal of Honor," a World War II-themed video game that involves shooting enemies on a battlefield.


Man suffers heart-attack at Heart Attack Grill

Man suffers heart-attack at Heart Attack GrillNew York, Feb 16 : A man suffered a heart attack while eating burger and fries at the Heart Attack Grill restaurant in Las Vegas over the weekend, according to authorities.

Witnesses said that the man, who was in his 40s, was eating on one of Heart Attack Grill's notorious "Triple Bypass Burgers" when his symptoms started.


Meet the man with two hearts who lived after double heart attack!

Meet the man with two hearts who lived after double heart attack!New York, Jan 21 : A 71-year-old man who turned up at an Italian hospital with symptoms of cardiac trouble surprised doctors when it was discovered that he had two hearts.

He had undergone a rare heart transplant seven years earlier in which a new organ was paired with the diseased one. The two hearts had developed independent rhythms and doctors attempted drug therapy to correct the problem.


Shoot down hangovers with sleep, water

Shoot down hangovers with sleep, waterNew York, Dec 19 : The only real remedies to cure hangover are sleep and hydration, researchers say.

Alcohol is considered as a toxin by the body and its breakdown in the liver produces an even more poisonous compound called acetaldehyde.

“For the most part, most hangover cures are pretty bogus,” the New York Post quoted Dr. Paul Cesar, the director of headache medicine at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center as saying.


New drugs show promise against advanced breast cancer

New drugs show promise against advanced breast cancerNew York, Dec 8 : Scientists have found two new medicines that could keep breast cancer in check.

The drugs significantly delay the time until women with very advanced cases get worse.

In a large international study, an experimental drug from Genentech called pertuzumab held cancer at bay for a median of 18 months when given with standard treatment, versus 12 months for others given only the usual treatment.


Judge blocks FDA requirement for graphic warning labels on cigarette packages

 Judge blocks FDA requirement for graphic warning labels on cigarette packagesNew York, Nov. 8 : A judge has snuffed out the plans by the federal authorities to slap graphic warnings slapped on all cigarette packages — for now.

U. S. District Judge Richard Leon ruled Monday that a suit filed by several tobacco companies this year needs to be resolved before the federal rule could be enforced, The New York Daily News reported.


Eat chocolate daily to boost your workouts and lower BP

 Eat chocolate daily to boost your workouts and lower BPNew York, August 05 : Next time, when you reach for that bar of Hershey''s, know that it only takes a bite or two of chocolate to get the benefits.

A new study has suggested that a daily bite of chocolate could bolster your workouts, reports the New York Daily News.


Six mn US kids have food allergy: Study

Six mn US kids have food allergy: StudyNew York, June 21 - Nearly six million children in the US suffer from allergic reactions towards certain food items, says a new study.

This estimate is higher than some previous research has reported. The reactions are often severe and many kids have more than one allergy, Xinhua reported citing the study published in Pediatrics.


Infections in US hospitals claim 400,000 lives annually

Infections in US hospitals claim 400,000 lives annuallyNew York, May 7 - An estimated 400,000 people die every year due to infections in US hospitals and nursing homes, according to a new study.

Infections in nursing homes have become a leading cause of illness and death in the US, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health said in the study published in the May issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.


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