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Statins may up diabetes risk in older women, says new study

Statins may up diabetes risk in older women, says new study

Older Australian women taking cholesterol-lowering statins face a significantly increased risk of developing diabetes, according to a University of Queensland study. UQ School of Public Health researcher Dr Mark Jones said women over 75 faced a 33 per cent higher chance of developing diabetes if they were taking statins. The risk increased to over 50 per cent for women taking ... Read More »

Canadian 22-year-old millionaire Karim Baratov arrested in massive Yahoo hack

Canadian 22-year-old millionaire Karim Baratov arrested in massive Yahoo hack

Police have arrested 22-year old Karim Baratov, a Canadian of Kazakh origin, in connection with the 2014 massive hack into Yahoo user accounts. A grand jury in California indicted Baratov and three others, two of them allegedly officers of the Russian Federal Security Service, for computer hacking, economic espionage and other criminal offenses. The U.S Department of Justice said in ... Read More »

Australian influencer Belle Gibson found guilty of lying about her cancer

Australian influencer Belle Gibson found guilty of lying about her cancer

Conwoman Belle Gibson is facing more than $1 million in fines after she was found to have misled vulnerable cancer patients. In her judgement in the Federal Court on Wednesday, Justice Debra Mortimer said: “All Ms Gibson’s marketing of herself and her company projected the image of a successful, booming enterprise with a wholesale dedication to charitable giving. “Any reasonable ... Read More »

Woman’s Headphones Explode While Sleeping On Plane (Picture)

Woman's Headphones Explode While Sleeping On Plane (Photo)

An airline passenger traveling from Beijing, China, to Melbourne, Australia, had burns to her face after her battery-operated headphones suddenly exploded. “As I went to turn around I felt burning on my face,” the woman, who has decided to remain anonymous, told the ATSB. “I just grabbed my face which caused the headphones to go around my neck. I continued ... Read More »

China’s ‘airpocalypse’ linked to Arctic sea ice loss, says new research

China's 'airpocalypse' linked to Arctic sea ice loss, says new research

China has become a world leader in the fight against global warming, but its severe winter air pollution has worsened—likely as a result of changing atmospheric circulation caused by climate change, according to a new study published in the journal Science Advances. The research published in the U.S. journal Science Advances suggests that melting Arctic sea ice and increasing Eurasian ... Read More »

Josh Chubbs allegedly ran in-home circumcision practice

Josh Chubbs allegedly ran in-home circumcision practice

A man is alleged to have performed illegal circumcisions without a medical licence out of his “cabin in the woods”. Josh Chubbs, 23, was reported to police by a female acquaintance because he reportedly asked her unprompted questions about her son’s penis on Facebook and allegedly offered to circumcise the minor at his remote home in Carbonear in Newfoundland and ... Read More »

Scientists announce discovery of first fluorescent frog

Scientists announce discovery of first fluorescent frog

Scientists have discovered a naturally fluorescent polka-dot tree frog in Amazon basin near Argentina. At first sight, the frog looks just another plain colored creature but it actually glows neon green when exposed to ultraviolent light. This makes it the world’s first amphibian with a remarkable ability to glow in dark. According to a new report in the Proceedings of ... Read More »

Probiotics only benefit those with a bad diet, says new research

Probiotics only benefit those with a bad diet, Says New Study

Probiotics could be damaging to your gut health unless you have an atrocious diet, according to a new research. Scientists in Australia found an extra dose of ‘good bacteria’ – like Lactobacillus found in yogurt – had a transformative effect on rats with poor diets. The study out on Tuesday, conducted by the University of New South Wales, tested the ... Read More »

Cystic fibrosis patients living ten years longer in Canada than US, Study

Cystic fibrosis patients living ten years longer in Canada than US, Study

Canadians with cystic fibrosis live 10 years longer on average than US patients, likely because of differences in the two countries’ health systems, researchers report in a study published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine. After adjusting for differences among patients’ overall health, disease severity, and clinical factors, a team of American and Canadian scientists found that cystic fibrosis ... Read More »