Tag: woman

Left-handed women’s quirk over sense of smell

Scientists say they have discovered a biological anomaly that could change how we understand our sense of smell. The study in the journal Neuron shows some people can smell normally, despite missing the part of the brain that is considered to be crucial for smell – the olfactory bulbs. Lacking bulbs should cause anosmia (being […]

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(Reuters) – A federal judge blocked Alabama on Tuesday from enforcing the strictest abortion laws in the country, saying the ban on all abortions unless a mother’s health was in danger was unconstitutional. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, a Republican, had signed the bill into law in May and it was due to come into effect […]

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Reuters) – The fate of Missouri’s only abortion clinic was at stake on Monday, as a state arbiter heard arguments from Planned Parenthood and state officials who have threatened to close it and make Missouri the sole U.S. state without legal abortion services. FILE PHOTO: A banner stating “STILL HERE” hangs on […]

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Summer may have only recently given way to autumn, but it appears the flu season — often at its worst in the dead of winter — is starting to pick up, resulting in at least one death in New Mexico, state health officials announced this week. In a Wednesday statement, the New Mexico Department of […]

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It’s easy to list some of the many everyday items invented and patented by women – the dishwasher, windscreen wipers, the board game Monopoly, to name but a few – but the world is still failing to take full advantage of women’s innovative ideas, a report suggests. Women inventors account for just under 13% of […]

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When it comes to treating patients with unusual medical conditions, physicians are seemingly never at a loss. Take, for instance, a doctor in Rhode Island who recently detailed a time he helped a woman whose blood turned a black-brown color after she used too much over-the-counter toothache medication. In another recent case, doctors recalled a time […]

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Kirsten Fajardo, 11, often described by teachers as an “exemplary student,” couldn’t wait to begin school. But just one day after the start of the new school year, Kristen received the devastating news that she has a cancerous, inoperable tumor on her brain stem. “She is very brave,” Kristen’s mother, Liza Fajardo, 43, said of her […]

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Men who have fertility treatment have a higher risk of prostate cancer in later life, a study has suggested. The research – in the British Medical Journal – looked at 1.2 million pregnancies in Sweden over 20 years. Men who had ICSI – a treatment specifically for male infertility – had an increased prostate cancer […]

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (Reuters) – The genetic-screening sales reps turn out at health fairs, houses of religion, parks and elder enclaves, offering seniors a chance to learn if they or their loved ones are at risk of developing cancer. All they need, the reps say, is a free cheek swab. Janet Putrah, a retired university IT […]

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DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – Tanzania is refusing to provide detailed information on suspected Ebola cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a rare public rebuke as the region struggles with an outbreak already declared a global health emergency. Transparency and speed are key to combating the deadly hemorrhagic fever because it can spread […]

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