UK scientists create world’s smallest surgical robot to start a hospital revolution

British-built Versius device will slash costs, improve patient recovery times and help speed up keyhole surgery<p>British scientists have developed the world’s smallest surgical robot which could transform everyday operations for tens of thousands of patients.<p>From a converted pig shed in the …

Evidence-Based Medicine

If You Take Ibuprofen Often, Read This

There’s a conventional wisdom around the fact that over-the-counter drugs, which don’t require a prescription, are relatively safe. After all, if …


Lebanon army takes ‘a third of territory’ from IS group on Syria border

Lebanese soldiers renewed fire on Islamic State group positions on the country's eastern border with Syria on Sunday after capturing a third of the territory held by jihadists in the area.<p>Lebanon's army began its operation in the Jurud Ras Baalbek and Jurud al-Qaa region early on Saturday, and in …


This Low-Impact Cardio Workout Torches Major Calories — No Jumping Required

You can get a great cardio workout without all that jumping and hopping! This 20-minute low-impact cardio workout is still high intensity and will raise your heart rate. You might just be surprised how sweaty you get. This workout requires no equipment, so grab a towel along with a bottle of water, …


Death rates far higher for 'alternative' cancer cures: study

People who choose alternative cures for common cancers are up to five times more likely to die compared to those opting for standard treatments, the …


The Type of Exercise That Helps You Live Longer

Any type of exercise is good for your health. But in a recent study, researchers found that a specific type called high-intensity interval training …


Ever Puke During a Workout? Here's the Perfectly Good (and Normal) Reason Why

Many of us know the feeling: you're on the treadmill sprinting your heart out, when all of a sudden a gurgling, acidic sensation arises in your stomach. Your mouth is getting a little watery, and it hits you: you're gonna puke. Sometimes we can ease up on the exercise front and stop it from …


What Drinking Does to Your Body Over Time

The effects of having a few drinks can differ person to person, but often people may not realize just how risky their drinking patterns are, or what …


Seven reasons why you might be suffering from bladder problems - and how to beat them

Having a weak or over-active bladder is very common – but it’s still a largely taboo subject.<p>At least ten million Brits suffer and half are too …


Spain investigates missing imam, continues hunt for driver in Barcelona attack

A missing imam and a house that exploded days ago became the focus Saturday of the investigation into an extremist cell behind two deadly attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, as authorities narrowed in on who radicalized the young men in Spain.<p>Investigators searched the home of Abdelbaki Es Satty, an …


Study Links Good Body Odor to Vegetables

If worrying about the nutritional intake of your daily diet and the damage certain foods can do to your waistline keeps you up at night, here’s a new …


What you can do to lower your risk of breast cancer

Exercise.<p><i>Shutterstock</i><p>Exercising regularly and vigorously is one way to decrease your breast cancer risk. Studies have found that the risk of …


A Healthy and Healing Meditation for the Solar Eclipse

Follow this short meditation to help you refresh and reflect during this time of cosmic significance.

Solar Eclipse

Hatha Yoga

Most forms of yoga in the West can be classified as Hatha Yoga. Hatha simply refers to the practice of physical yoga postures, meaning your Ashtanga, …


Grace Mugabe returns home amid claims of assault in S. Africa

Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe, accused of assault in South Africa where she is seeking diplomatic immunity, returned home from a visit there on Sunday, public broadcaster ZBC reported.<p>Mugabe, who is being sought by police after allegedly attacking a 20-year-old model at a Johannesburg hotel …


Junior Dos Santos’ team: USADA test result reveals non-diluted sample, low level of hydrochlorothiazide

Junior Dos Santos’ team has received an official copy of the failed USADA urine test which caused the former UFC Heavyweight Champion to be removed …


Heartburn drugs like Nexium and Prilosec don't raise Alzheimer's risk: study

Widely used heartburn drugs, including Prilosec and Nexium, do not appear to increase Alzheimer's disease risk, according to a new study.


This 30-Year-Old Personal Trainer Has Stage 4 Lung Cancer. You Wouldn't Know It by Looking at Her

By many measures, Vicky Veness is the picture of health. The 30-year-old personal trainer from the UK describes herself as a healthy eater, a runner, …


Hypertension and Atrial Fibrillation: Balancing Stroke and Bleeding Risks | American Journal of Hypertension

Hypertension (HTN) is the commonest cardiovascular comorbidity related to atrial fibrillation (AF), with 49–90% of AF patients included in clinical …


Slideshow: Stress and Your Body


Amy Mulvaney: If you're young and you smoke, you're absolutely insane

Smoking kills. This fact has been made as well known to us as the alphabet since the warning was introduced as compulsory to cigarette packaging in …

News (Ireland)

Obamacare, Not Trump, Is Causing Massive Premium Hikes

Health Care: In Iowa, the state's sole remaining insurer announced on Thursday that it wants to boost ObamaCare premiums by 57%. This isn't exactly …

Health Care

Manohar Parrikar says his health is perfect, claims vested interests spreading rumours

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that vested interests were spreading rumours about his health, ahead of the August 23 by-polls. He also said …


Vic Libs pledge palliative care boost

Victoria's opposition says it will commit an extra $140 million to palliative care if elected next year.<p>The Liberals say the funding would help …

Australian News

'It's harmful': Mothers say it's time to stop talking about 'normal birth'

New mother Natasha Lobban says the term "normal birth" needs to go.

Health Care (Australia)

Healthy Teeth Make for a Happy Horse

Horses should have their oral health checked at least once a year by a veterinarian.<p>August is Australian Veterinary Association’s (AVA) Dental Health …


Iraqi forces begin operation against IS group to reclaim Tal Afar

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced early Sunday the start of a battle to retake Tal Afar, a key Northern Iraqi bastion of the Islamic State (IS) group and one of their last remaining strongholds in the region.<p>The announcement comes a month after the capture by Iraqi forces of second …


August 5, 2017 - Respiratory Health: Prevention and Minimizing Respiratory Disease are Crucial to a Horse's Overall Health

IF A HORSE CAN’T BREATHE OPTIMALLY, he can’t run as fast or as far. Respiratory health is important for any racehorse, so preventing and minimizing …


French police arrest man after security scare in southern city of Nimes

Police in the southern French city of Nimes on Saturday briefly closed the local railway station and arrested a man with a fake gun, amid heightened security following a twin terror attack in Spain.<p>The station was sealed off while police detained a man with a replica gun which fires blanks, the …

World News

Fish oil may prevent seizures by boosting brain estrogen levels

A fatty acid abundant in fish oil could yield a new medication for the treatment of epilepsy, a new study suggests, after finding that it reduced …