Tag: women

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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Health officials in Alabama on Wednesday confirmed the first death in the state attributed to vaping. The patient, whose name and age was not revealed, was a man from East Alabama. No other details were provided by the Alabama Department of Public Health. NEBRASKA SEES 1ST VAPING-LINKED DEATH “As of October 1, there were 19 Alabama […]

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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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A new ultrasound technique is being hailed as the biggest breakthrough in the technology for more than 60 years. Developed a Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, it produces images that are 10 times better than current scans. Researchers believe its ability to precisely pinpoint tumours could one day replace biopsies in investigating suspected cancer cases. The […]

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A migraine drug that has been described as “life changing” by some patients will not be made available on the NHS outside of Scotland. Erenumab – also known by the name Aimovig – is one of the first bespoke migraine drugs in decades and has been described by doctors as a “huge deal”. But the […]

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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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Americans are cutting back a bit on carbohydrates like sugary foods, refined grains, and starchy vegetables but these unhealthy options still make up about 42% of U.S. adults’ daily calories, a new study suggests. From 1999 to 2016, the proportion of calories U.S. adults get from carbohydrates declined from 52.5% to 50.5%, researchers found when […]

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