• Cause of Woman's Stomach Pain Leaves Doctors 'Dumbfounded'

    Cause of Woman's Stomach Pain Leaves Doctors 'Dumbfounded'

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    A seven-centimetre orthodontic wire was removed successfully from the stomach of a 30-year-old woman after she entered the emergency department of the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth , Western Australia, complaining about an incredible amount of stomach pain.
  • Anthem to withdraw from ObamaCare exchange in Nevada

    Anthem to withdraw from ObamaCare exchange in Nevada

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    Now the company will offer just one statewide off-exchange catastrophic medical plan, which is only available to consumers younger than 30 or with low incomes, according to Insurance Commissioner Barbara Richardson. The Indianapolis-based insurance company said in a statement it's getting out of the Affordable Care Act exchanges in those two states because of "continual changes and uncertainty in federal operations, rules and guidance, including cost sharing reduction subsidies".
  • Veteran Broadway star Barbara Cook dies at age 89

    Veteran Broadway star Barbara Cook dies at age 89

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    In 1975 she returned to the stage during a concert at Carnegie Hall where she was hailed for her performance. Slender, beautiful, blond and blessed with lyric soprano voice as clear as crystal, Cook, who was born in Atlanta, became Broadway's most famous ingénue in the 1950s.
  • PHX woman sentenced to death for Ame Deal murder

    PHX woman sentenced to death for Ame Deal murder

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    Jurors told the Arizona Republic Allen's cold demeanour and lack of remorse earned her a one-way ticket to a toe-tag. Superior Court Judge Teresa Sanders sentenced Allen to an additional four consecutive sentences totaling 76 years for those crimes.
  • Defending His Gay Friends, 22-Year Old Man Shot Dead

    Defending His Gay Friends, 22-Year Old Man Shot Dead

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    He also faces charges of attempted first-degree murder with a firearm and aggravated assault with a firearm. Cruz stepped up to defend his friends, at which point Mena took a handgun from his trousers and began shooting at the group, killing Cruz and striking another man in the ankle.
  • Nano-chip promises to heal organs at a touch

    Nano-chip promises to heal organs at a touch

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    This breakthrough technology is the first time cells have been reprogrammed in a live body. The procedure only takes a second and is not invasive. Researchers have developed a tiny chip that, when applied to an affected area, can regenerate and fix failing body functions by turning skin cells into other types of healing cells.
  • Violent video games might be harmful to brains, study says

    Violent video games might be harmful to brains, study says

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    If you start losing grey matter from your hippocampus , you're putting yourself at risk of brain diseases and illnesses such as PTSD , Alzheimer's and even the likes of depression or schizophrenia. After establishing their learning strategy, the participants began playing the games. Previous studies have shown that spatial learners - people who navigate mazes through landmarks and spatial clues - have more grey matter in their hippocampus than so-called response learners, who ...
  • Research suggests your instagram pictures turn blue when you are low

    Research suggests your instagram pictures turn blue when you are low

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    People without depression preferred the Valencia filter, which gives photos a sun-kissed look, far more than depressed people did. Dr Christopher Danforth, one of the researchers, said: "With an increasing share of our social interactions happening online, the potential for algorithmic identification of early-warning signs for a host of mental and physical illnesses is enormous".