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The Story of Cudjo Lewis — The Last Living Slave Brought To America

As a slave, he went by the name "Cudjo," a day-name given to boys born on a Monday, as the slavers could not pronounce the name "Kossola."The post …

Katy Perry Reveals Exactly What Led to Her Taylor Swift Feud: 'She Started It'

Katy Perry is telling her side of the story as to what led to her feud with Taylor Swift — and the nearly three-year-long rivalry was all over backup …

Sudanese children stage protest in France as UK rejects asylum claims

Sudanese children staying in France who have had their applications for asylum rejected by the UK have staged a demonstration to mark their anger at the Home Office’s decision.<p>The teenagers, who had previously been dispersed from Calais and are staying at a centre in Biscarrosse in south-west …

Demonstration

How to save at least 32,000 lives each year: Replace male doctors with female ones

Doctors from Harvard have an intriguing suggestion for saving 32,000 lives each year: Make sure all senior citizens who wind up in the hospital are treated by female doctors.<p>After examining the medical records of<p>Medicarepatients from across the country, the Harvard researchers calculated that …

Scientists identify unique "breathprint" of 17 diseases

A team of international researchers recently unveiled a nano array that can identify the chemical signatures of 17 different diseases, possibly …

Changes In Medical Resident Work Hour Limits Don't Solve Big Problems

You’ve heard of the phrase “rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic“? Well, that’s what is happening with this back and forth on the work hour limits for medical (and surgical) residents. The latest turn is that the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is proposing to …

Pneumatic octopus is first soft, solo robot

<b>US engineers have built the first ever self-contained, completely soft robot - in the shape of a small octopus.</b><p>Made from silicone gels of varying stiffness, the "octobot" is powered by a chemical reaction that pushes gas through chambers in its rubbery legs.<p>Because of this design, the robot does …

We Asked Some Protesters What They Thought About the UK's New Prime Minister

Protesters marched through central London on Saturday, under the 'No to Austerity, No to Racism' banner, so we asked them about Theresa May's new crew.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>Another weekend, another set of protests. In a summer that's seen people fill the streets around the UK, …

What is adrenal fatigue? The facts about this controversial medical condition

It seems like everyone's talking about adrenal fatigue, and it's pretty easy to see why. The condition's extremely-common-yet hard-to-pin-down symptoms include fatigue, body aches, trouble sleeping, and dark under-eye circles, and adrenal fatigue wraps them up in a tidy diagnosis that can …

Sudanese man freed after admitting causing an obstruction as he walked through the Channel Tunnel

A Sudanese man who was granted asylum in the UK after walking through the Channel Tunnel from France has pleaded guilty to an obstruction charge.<p>Abdul Rahman Haroun, 40, was granted permission to stay in Britain after being caught walking near the end of the 31-mile (50km) sub-sea tunnel at …

Can doctors actually predict how long patients have left?

<b>THE QUESTION</b><p><i>My aunt was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer. Her doctor said she had about six months to live. But she died just over one month later. Are doctors usually this bad at predicting how long patients will survive?</i><p><b>THE ANSWER</b><p>Unfortunately, doctors get it wrong more often than they get …

Doctors need to be more involved with healthcare bureaucracy. Focusing only on patient care shortchanges everyone<p>There is a saying in teaching hospitals: “Don’t get sick in July.” That’s when new interns begin their training as doctors, with orientations starting in late June.<p>New residents may be …

Medicine

Celebrate the life of Christina Grimmie with her beautiful covers of Major Lazer, Rihanna and more

Sometimes the world is a cruel, unforgiving place. Today, June 11, feels like one of those days as we mourn the loss of one of our generation’s more …

Six great moments from Christina Grimmie on 'The Voice'

The news that Christina Grimmie -- the 22-year-old singer who, as a New Jersey teen, made a name for herself on YouTube before broadening her fame in 2014 on Season 6 of "The Voice" – was shot and killed Friday while signing autographs for fans after a concert in Orlando, Fla., is tragic. But for …

The sobering thing doctors do when they die

In "How Doctors Die," a powerful essay that went viral in 2011, a physician described how his colleagues meet the end: They go gently. At the end of life, they avoid the mistakes — the intensive, invasive, last-ditch, expensive and ultimately futile procedures that many Americans endure until their …

Clinical trial demonstrates success of low FODMAP diet: In a first of its kind study in the US, those with IBS overcame symptoms with diet changes compared to control

In a first of its kind study in the US, those with IBS overcame symptoms with diet changes compared to control<p>A first of its kind US trial shows diet …

Pakistani transgender activist who was shot, then taunted at hospital, dies of injuries

A 23-year-old transgender activist died at a northern Pakistani hospital Wednesday after a shooting and delays in medical care that her friends blamed on discrimination in the South Asian country.<p>Shot seven times in an altercation Sunday, the activist -- who went by one name, Alisha -- was brought …

China National Nuclear to build nuclear reactor in Sudan - Business

Two framework deals have been signed by China National Nuclear Corp with Sudan on nuclear power development, including building a 600-megawatt atomic …

Nuclear Energy

Scientists Discover Hidden Switch In Our Immune System For Fighting Cancer

Our body is much better at fighting cancer than we give it credit for.<p>TIM VERNON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY via Getty Images<p>Researchers in Australia may …

Microsoft to cut 1,850 jobs at struggling smartphone unit | Reuters

HELSINKI/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp announced more big cuts to its smartphone business on Wednesday, just two years after it bought handset maker Nokia in an ill-fated attempt to take on market leaders Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.<p>In a move that clearly puts the stamp of …

Prescription Overkill: Are Americans Taking Too Many Pills?

Americans take pills for everything including increased energy, weight loss, pain and medical conditions. Roughly 59-percent of Americans, or 3 in 5, are taking a prescription of some kind. It is also estimated that roughly 15-percent of the population takes more than five prescriptions daily. …

A Man Just Received the First Penis Transplant In U.S. History. Here’s What He Can Expect

He lost his penis to cancer. Now science is giving him hope<p>Back in 2012, Massachusetts resident Thomas Manning, now 64, received a diagnosis that would change his life.<p>Doctors told him he had penile cancer, a rare type of cancer that hits just over 2,000 men each year, according to data from the …

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