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“Brain training” app improves memory in people with cognitive decline

LONDON:  A brain training computer game developed by British neuroscientists has been shown to improve the memory of patients in the very earliest stages...

World Environment Day: Pakistan among worst affected countries

KARACHI: Despite being the less greenhouse gases producer country in the world, Pakistan is facing the worst affects of emissions, senior environmental scientist Prof....

Contraceptives as critical as food, water, shelter in crises: experts’ claim

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation): Contraceptives can save lives during crises and should be provided in emergencies the same way as food, water, and shelter,...

Baby ‘starts walking’ moments after birth, video goes viral

SAO PAULO: A video is going viral on the internet showing a baby appears to walk moments after its birth at a hospital in...

Scientists find protein that regulates skin cancer spread

PARIS: Scientists have pinpointed a cancer protein which controls the disease’s spread from the skin to other organs, and proposed Wednesday that blocking it...

UK doctor jailed for 15 years over unnecessary cancer operations

LONDON: A British breast surgeon who carried out unnecessary operations on 10 patients for personal gain was sentenced to 15 years in prison, a...

Young kids may have mature biases against overweight people

NEW YORK: Kids may develop an implicit bias against overweight and obese people early in childhood that leads them to make quick judgments based...

Tobacco kills 7 million a year, wreaks environmental havoc: WHO

GENEVA: Smoking and other tobacco use kills more than seven million people each year, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, also warning of the...

Childhood cancer survivors have fewer long-term side effects: study

NEW YORK: Better treatment strategies for pediatric cancers are helping survivors live longer, with fewer serious health problems related to their treatment, U.S. researchers...

China probes academic fraud by cancer researchers

BEIJING: China is investigating claims of academic fraud involving mostly Chinese cancer researchers after more than 100 articles were withdrawn from a foreign medical...
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