Friday, February 22, 2019


Crosswords and Sudoku May Not Stop Mental Decline

Crosswords and Sudoku May Not Stop Mental Decline

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health)  Mental engagement through problem-solving games like crossword puzzles, sudoku and brain teasers may not offset cognitive losses due to age-related dementia,...
A worker removes a scorpion from a plastic container for venom extraction to produce homeopathic medicine Vidatox at LABIOFAM in Cienfuegos

Worth The Sting: Cuba’s Scorpion Pain Remedy

By Rodrigo Gutierrez and Sarah Marsh HAVANA (Reuters)  Once a month for the last decade, Pepe Casanas, a 78-year-old Cuban farmer, has hunted down a scorpion...
A Durex condom is seen in a photo illustration in Manchester

Yes, It’s Still Hard for Dads to Talk about Condoms with...

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health)  Many boys want their fathers to be the ones to talk to them about condoms. But a new study offers fresh...
A paramedic checks the blood sugar level of a patient at SS Diabetes Care clinic in Jakarta

Many Diabetics Needlessly Test Blood Sugar at Home

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health)  One in seven people with type 2 diabetes may be needlessly testing their blood sugar at home several times a day,...
A Thai activist with a marijuana tattoo on his face gathers with others during a campaign for the legalisation of medical marijuana near Government House in Bangkok

Weeding Out Foreigners: Strains over Thailand’s Legalization of Marijuana

By Kanupriya Kapoor and Panarat Thepgumpanat BANGKOK (Reuters)  Thailand is set to become the first Asian country to legalize medical marijuana, but a battle is brewing...
Study finds chronic fatigue clues in overactive immune response

Study Finds Chronic Fatigue Clues in Overactive Immune Response

By Health and Science Correspondent Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) Scientists exploring what may trigger a complex disorder known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) have found...
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