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Mary Clancey has 140 pound malignant ovarian tumor removed

Mary Clancey has 140 pound malignant ovarian tumor removed

Mary Clancey, a 71-year-old woman from Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, finally feels the weight of her world off her back after doctors removed a 140-pound ovarian cyst from her body. Clancey thought she was overweight because of her penchant for French fries and other starchy foods. Her family doctor teased her about too much snacking at the Pottsville Boscov’s fudge counter ... Read More »

Hot pink water shocks residents of Alberta town (Video)

Hot pink water shocks residents of Alberta town (Video)

Residents of Onoway, Alberta woke up Tuesday morning to find bright pink water pouring out of their taps. The residents of Onoway, Alberta, complained to their town office on Monday. The pink water was a side-effect of potassium permanganate, a common water-treatment chemical, the mayor said. The town office said the chemical got into the reservoir when a valve malfunctioned ... Read More »

Health Canada releases “previously quarantined” meds to ease chemo drug shortage

Health Canada releases "previously quarantined" meds to ease chemo drug shortage

Health Canada has responded to an acute shortage of the cancer drug Fluorouracil by allowing the release 3,608 vials that had been quarantined last fall after reports of leaking vials. These vials were quarantined as a precaution by the manufacturer last fall, over concerns about broken or compromised containers. Doctors have now been instructed to check each vial before the ... Read More »

Sex might make you happier at work, says new research

Sex might make you happier at work, says new study

Getting rowdy in the bedroom on a regular basis isn’t just great for your relationship – it may just land you a promotion, according to new research out of the US. A study of the work and sex habits of married employees found that those who prioritized sex at home unknowingly gave themselves a next-day advantage at work, where they ... Read More »

Chocolate soothes the caffeine shakes, says new research

Chocolate soothes the caffeine shakes, says new research

A study by scientists from Clarkson University and the University of Georgia has found that combining cocoa and caffeine can help improve cognitive performance. Finally, a scientifically-proven reason to drink mocha lattes! Researcher Ali Boolani recently completed a study that explores the powers of these two dark delights. The assistant professor of physical therapy and physician assistant studies teamed up ... Read More »

Scientists Measure the Amount of Urine In ‘Swimming-Pools’

Scientists Measure the Amount of Urine In Swimming-Pools

Ever wanted to know how much people pee in the pool? If so, you’re about to find out. The eye-opening findings come from Canadian researchers, who monitored two public pools for a fortnight to see just how often swimmers were indulging in the ultimate pool taboo. Scientists from the University of Alberta tested water samples for acesulfame potassium (ACE), an ... Read More »

WHO issues list of top 12 most worrying bacteria

WHO issues list of top 12 most worrying bacteria

12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health published by WHO. As part of the WHO’s efforts to address the increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the agency created the list in an effort to encourage governments to put policies in place that incentivize basic science and advanced research and development (R&D) by publicly funded agencies as well ... Read More »

Colorectal cancer on the rise in millennials, says new study

Colorectal cancer on the rise in millennials, says new study

Rates of colon and rectal cancer in millennials are rising sharply in the US, according to new research, prompting concern that poor diets and sedentary lifestyles are contributing to a resurgence of the deadly disease. According to study led by the American Cancer Society, both Millennials and Gen Xers are being diagnosed with the diseases in worrisome numbers. A release ... Read More »