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Women with paying jobs see slower memory loss later in life, study says

Women with paying jobs see slower memory loss later in life, study says

Having a paying job might shield women from memory loss decades later, according to a new study. That’s because paid work may offer mental stimulation, financial benefits and social connections that could limit declines in memory as women age, said Elizabeth Rose Mayeda, who led the research as an assistant professor of epidemiology at UCLA’s…MORE

Sisters conjoined at the head are separated after 50 hours of surgery

Sisters conjoined at the head are separated after 50 hours of surgery

A pair of Pakistani conjoined twins are finally living independent lives after a 100-strong team of British medical experts spent 50 hours performing complex surgery to separate them. Safa and Marwa Ullah came as a bit of a surprise when they were born in January 2017 as their mother had not known she was expecting…MORE

Philippines declares national alert after 456 die from dengue fever

Philippines declares national alert after 456 die from dengue fever

Health authorities in the Philippines have declared a “national dengue alert” after a spike in cases of the viral disease which has left more than 450 people dead since January. Around 100,000 dengue cases were reported across the Philippines in the first six months of 2019, an increase of 85% on the same period last…MORE

Scientists have found that anorexia is linked to metabolism

Scientists have found that anorexia is linked to metabolism

The way we treat anorexia may be changing, thanks to a new study linking the illness to metabolism. The study, published Monday in the journal Nature Genetics, examined the DNA of almost 17,000 people with anorexia nervosa and 55,000 healthy control subjects. Researchers identified eight genetic markers that correlate the illness, commonly called anorexia, to…MORE

Oklahoma and Johnson & Johnson spar as historic opioid trial comes to a close

Oklahoma and Johnson & Johnson spar as historic opioid trial comes to a close

The state of Oklahoma and Johnson & Johnson sparred over who should take responsibility for the state’s opioid crisis in explosive closing arguments on Monday that marked the end of a historic trial. The lawsuit at the heart of the trial accuses Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries of creating a “public nuisance” and costing…MORE

Early humans breastfed their young for a year, study says

Early humans breastfed their young for a year, study says

Three million years ago, Australopithecus africanus was one of the first human ancestor species to live across the southern African grasslands and forests. A new study of fossil teeth suggests that like modern humans, they breastfed their babies for up to a year after they were born. The fossil of Lucy is the best known…MORE