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Brain attacks as serious as heart attacks

Brain attacks as serious as heart attacks

Oct 22, – Hypertension (HTN) or high blood pressure is the leading cause of strokes where a clot in a blood vessel in the brain restricts the flow of blood to a part of the brain. It could also happen when a blood vessel breaks interrupting blood flow. With strokes or brain attacks on the […]

October 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Suicide bomber strikes Russian bus, killing 6

Suicide bomber strikes Russian bus, killing 6

Oct 21, – The suspected bomber was from the North Caucasus, a region in southern Russia where an Islamic insurgency has been simmering for more than a decade following two separatist wars in Chechnya. A local official said the suspected attacker was married to an Islamic militant. A female suicide bomber blew herself up on […]

October 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Egyptian PM condemns deadly attack on Copts

Egyptian PM condemns deadly attack on Copts

Oct 21, –  Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi said in a statement on Monday that the attack on Sunday night was a “callous and criminal act.” He says such attacks will “not succeed in sowing divisions between the nation’s Muslims and Christians.” Egypt’s interim prime minister has condemned an attack outside a Cairo Coptic church that […]

October 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Heavy smog in north China leads to flights cancellation

Heavy smog in north China leads to flights cancellation

Oct 21, –  Authorities in Harbin near the Russian border said primary and middle schools and some highways were closed Monday. At least 40 flights from its international airport had been cancelled or postponed. The official Xinhua News Agency said some buses also stopped running. The severe smog has reduced the visibility of a northern […]

October 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Pakistani teen Malala inspires US school curriculum

Pakistani teen Malala inspires US school curriculum

Oct 21, –  George Washington University announced on Monday that faculty members are creating multimedia curriculum tools to accompany a book recently released by the teen, Malala Yousafzai. Several faculty members will pilot the curriculum early next year for both college and high school instruction. Free of charge, it will focus on themes such as the […]

October 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Researchers Discover How Flu Gains Foothold in the Body

Researchers Discover How Flu Gains Foothold in the Body

Oct 21, –  The flu actually targets cells of the immune system that are best able to disarm the virus, according to the study. These first responders, known as memory B cells, produce antibodies that can bind to the virus and neutralize it. These cells also reside in the lung where they can protect against […]

October 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Toxic bomb ticks on Maldives rubbish island

Toxic bomb ticks on Maldives rubbish island

Oct 20, – Thilafushi Island, a half-hour boat trip from the capital, is surrounded by the same crystal clear waters and white sand that have made the Indian Ocean archipelago a honeymoon destination for the rich and famous. But no holidaymaker sets foot here and none could imagine from their plane seats that the rising […]

October 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Not just women; men too get affected by bone diseases

Not just women; men too get affected by bone diseases

Oct 20, – Osteoporosis occurs when there is a loss in the peak bone mass and loss of calcium, leading to hip, knee and shoulder fractures. Bone diseases among women are a common occurrence, but of late these problems, especially osteoporosis, are fast affecting men, mostly after they turn 60, experts say. “Osteoporosis, which was […]

October 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Turk, Lebanese hostages free after Syrian war deal

Turk, Lebanese hostages free after Syrian war deal

Oct 20, – Thousands of well-wishers greeted the Shiite pilgrims in Beirut, with one man being carried out of the airport on the shoulders of a crowd. Meanwhile, a plane carrying the two freed Turkish Airlines pilots landed in Istanbul, where Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other officials greeted them. Nine Lebanese pilgrims abducted […]

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Belgian plane crash leaves 11 dead

Belgian plane crash leaves 11 dead

Oct 19, – A plane carrying parachutists for a skydiving trip crashed in southern Belgium on Saturday, killing all 11 people aboard, officials said. Minutes after the aircraft took off from a small airfield near the city of Namur, witnesses saw part of a wing break off, sending the plane into a spiraling nosedive and […]

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