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Ibuprofen better than ‘morphine’ for childrens after minor surgery

Ibuprofen better than morphine for childrens after minor surgery

Ibuprofen has fewer adverse effects and may be better than oral morphine for pain relief in children after minor orthopaedic outpatient surgery, according to a study published online today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. “This result suggests that adequate pain management should be an important goal of care, even after minor outpatient surgery, and that more effective pharmacologic and ... Read More »

Gigantic “Tree Lobsters” Not Extinct After All, Says New Study

Gigantic “Tree Lobsters” Not Extinct After All, Says New Study

Scientists identify the Lord Howe Island stick insect on the remains of a large volcano in the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand. In the 1960s, rock climbers on Ball’s Pyramid, a small, isolated volcanic stack located in the Tasman Sea, discovered a treasure that would mark the beginning of an incredible story of survival. The treasure was the ... Read More »

75 percent of World’s Honey Laced With Pesticides

75 percent of World's Honey Laced With Pesticides

Scientists have foundtraces of neonicotinoid chemicals in honey samples taken from numerous bee populations across the world, according to a recent study in the journal Science. Researchers tested around 200 samples of honey gathered from all over the world, except Antarctica. The results were startling, as they discovered high pesticides levels. Leading the way in honey pesticide contamination is North ... Read More »

Singer Shania Twain’s Now tops Billboard 200 chart

Singer Shania Twain's Now tops Billboard 200 chart

After a 15 year absence from music, Shania Twain has returned to the very top of the Billboard 200. With more than 137,000 units sold, Twain dominated the sales charts in the United States and beyond. She became the first female country act in more than three years to debut at the top of the Billboard Top 200 albums chart ... Read More »

Now dentists are being blamed for the antibiotic crisis, says new study

Now dentists are being blamed for the antibiotic crisis, says new study

DENTISTS prescribing unnecessary antibiotics could be spreading an antibiotic-resistant superbug infection, researchers have claimed. Taking antibiotics can put patients at risk for developing C. diff and illustrates the importance of using the medications only when needed. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) tracked community-associated C. diff infections — meaning those in patients who did not have an overnight stay in ... Read More »

New research finds increased risk of obesity in working night shifts

New research finds increased risk of obesity in working night shifts

People who work night shifts have a 35 percent higher risk of obesity because the nocturnal schedule derails their metabolism, a new study reveals. In an analysis of 28 published studies, night shift work was associated with a 29% increased risk of becoming obese or overweight. The findings, which are published in Obesity Reviews, suggest that modifying working schedules to ... Read More »

Doomsdayer claims “end of world” has been revised to October 15

Doomsdayer claims "end of world" has been revised to October 15

Christian numerologist David Meade, who has been talking about doomsday, said the seven-year Tribulation period will begin on October 15. He predicts seven years of earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis will devastate the planet. One again Meade believes this seven years of damnation will be triggered by the mysterious Planet X, or Nibiru – a hidden planet that will move past ... Read More »

UK company launches first extra-terrestrial funerals

UK company launches first extra-terrestrial funerals

Families will soon be able to send their loves ones into the great beyond for a final goodbye after a British company invented an orbital ash-scattering service. Ascension Flight will also film the ashes exploding against the curvature of the Earth for posterity. The new ritual, offered by Ascension Flights, costs families £795 for the flight, which is also available ... Read More »

Drinking water may cut risk of UTIs in women, says new research

Drinking water may cut risk of UTIs in women, says new research

Women who drink three pints of water a day half their risk of getting urinary tract infections, a new study claims. “While doctors have long assumed this is the case and often recommended that women at risk for UTIs increase their fluid intake, it has never really undergone a prospective trial before,” said Thomas M. Hooton, M.D., lead author of ... Read More »