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Millions Try to Flee socialist Venezuela but are unable, No Materials to Print Passports

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While shortages of basic foods, medicines, and toilet paper may be a major societal problem, the people of Venezuela face an even more existential problem: the nation now lacks the materials to meet the soaring demand for new passports – making it almost impossible to leave the socialist utopia. “People used to move to Venezuela from all over the Americas, Europe and Asia and now they are all... 

UK and US Researchers find Personality can Affect our Health

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However, the study did not find any results to support a common theory that tendencies toward negative emotions such as depression or anxiety can lead to poor health. A person’s degree of extroversion and conscientiousness could affect how well their immune system works, researchers have said. They believe aspects of our personality may affect our health and wellbeing. However, the study did... 

Antibiotics losing effectiveness when used too often - WHO

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According to a new WHO report, in some countries the antibiotic treatment has proven useless on more than half of the patients. The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that antibiotics are losing their power to fight infections, which may lead to extensive drug resistance in the near future. “The problem is so serious that it threatens the achievements of modern medicine,” the WHO said in... 

Soursop 10000 times Stronger Cancer Killer Than Chemotherapy

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Cancer has touched many of us in some way. Whether we know of or have overcome cancer ourselves, or know someone who has passed from it, we can all draw some form of intimate connection to the disease. The subject of cures and treatment has been of great debate within the industry as the generally accepted methods of chemotherapy and radiation come with moderately effective results and incredibly... 

High doses of common painkillers may raise heart risk

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A new study has suggested that consuming high doses of two common painkillers ibuprofen and diclofenac can increase the risk of heart problems. Those people who take high doses of common painkillers known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and diclofenac for a long time are in higher risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, study clarifies. A team of researchers... 

Big Pharma made $711 billion overcharging seniors and disabled

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The 11 largest drug companies have made $711 billion in profits in just a decade, largely due to overcharging Medicare, which does not seek out competitive prices and uses taxpayer funds to support Big Pharma. Since Medicare is prohibited from purchasing drugs based on their cost, its prescription drug program has been making large payouts to drug companies that have overcharged the program for years,... 

US probes Swiss medicine giant for trade with Iran

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An Iranian cancer patient who like millions of other patients with intractable diseases, is victim of anti-Iran sanctions imposed by US and EU to block financial transactions for the purchase of medications. Despite its claims of easing the restrictions on the sales of medicine to Iran, Washington has launched an investigation into the transactions of Switzerland’s biggest pharmaceutical company,... 

US fears losing support for anti-Iran sanctions

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Washington has reportedly decided to ease restrictions on the sale of medicine to Iran in fear that it may lose global support for anti-Iran sanctions, the Los Angeles Times reported. Though US rules have not imposed any bans on American firms to sell medicine and medical supplies to Iran, exporters have been required to apply for special licenses. Besides, as the aftermath of the sanctions, the impossibility... 

UK and Japanese scientists receive Nobel Medicine Prize for stem cell study

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Kyoto University Professor Shinya Yamanaka (L) and John Gurdon of the Gurdon Institute in Cambridge John Gurdon from the UK and Shinya Yamanaka from Japan have won the 2012 Nobel Prize for medicine or physiology for their research on stem cell. Both scientists were awarded for their groundbreaking discovery of changing adult cells into stem cells, which can become any other type of cell in the body. The... 

Bionic arm controlled by the mind

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Breakthough: Wires are connected from the bionic arm to muscles in the chest. Most modern prosthetic limbs can be considered high tech. But Jesse Sullivan has a particularly clever prosthetic arm – it doesn’t work using a motor, but is controlled by his mind. Scientists have found a way to make the thought controlled limb by connecting the nerves from Mr Sullivan’s stump to muscles... 

Chinese eat Dinosaur Bones Soup

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Villagers in central China dug up a ton of dinosaur bones and boiled them in soup or ground them into powder for traditional medicine, believing they were from flying dragons and had healing powers. Until last year, the fossils were being sold in Henan province as “dragon bones” at about 4 yuan (50 cents) per kilogram (2.2 pounds), scientist Dong Zhiming told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Dong,... 
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