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Boy saves his grandmother from drowning in the bath

Boy, nine, saves his grandmother from drowning in the bath when she had a seizure after he learned life-saving skills on YouTube Kian Aliffe was staying with his grandma, Angela Jones, 51, in South Wales He heard strange noises in the bathroom while Ms Jones bathed   She was found floating in the water with her […]

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Coronavirus: What to know about the mysterious illness

Former CDC chief speaks out on coronavirus risk for the U.S. The first case of the mysterious pneumonia-like virus, which has killed at least six people since first being reported in China, has been confirmed in the U.S. Former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and President and CEO of Resolve To […]

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Sugar changes the chemistry of your brain

The idea of food addiction is a very controversial topic among scientists. Researchers from Aarhus University have delved into this topic and examined what happens in the brains of pigs when they drink sugar water. The conclusion is clear: sugar influences brain reward circuitry in ways similar to those observed when addictive drugs are consumed. […]

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You Don't Look Sick: 'I don't lead the life I would like to as a 26-year-old'

Helen Shenton, 26, from Stowmarket, Suffolk, has idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), meaning she has a build-up of pressure around her brain. The condition causes symptoms that mimic a brain tumour, including severe headache, speech impairment, visual disturbances, blackouts, confusion and blindness. As part of our, You Don’t Look Sick series about invisible illnesses and hidden […]

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Neutrophils equipped with a ‘disarmament’ program that prevents the immune system going out of control

Scientists at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) have discovered a ‘disarmament’ mechanism that protects against the uncontrolled activity of the immune system. This newly identified immune control system is located in one of the most important cell types of the immune system, the neutrophil. The findings, published in Nature Immunology, could have major […]