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Mum Warns Others After Baby Burned By Phone Charger (Photo)

Mum Warns Others After Baby Burned By Phone Charger (Photo)

A mother has shared images of an electrical burn left on her daughter’s mouth after she sucked on a switched-on phone charger. Courtney N Davis, from Kentucky, posted the alarming images on Facebook in a bid to warn other parents about the potential hazard from the everyday object. She made the accident public after sharing the story with a “mum ... Read More »

Scientists Find Women Make Better Surgeons Than Men

Scientists Find Women Make Better Surgeons Than Men

Patients operated on by female surgeons have slightly lower death rates than those treated by men, study suggests. A new research in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) found a small but significant reduction in death rates of 12% for those patients treated by women compared with men. However, the study cannot establish cause and effect, and the researchers stress that ... Read More »

Dealing with an Employee Suffering from Depression

Dealing with an Employee Suffering from Depression

Today is World Mental Health Day and according to the World Health Organization (WHO), on a global scale, more than 300 million people suffer from depression and more than 260 million have anxiety disorders, many of whom live with both. For many employers it is now second nature to consider their employees over all health, but in recent years tackling ... Read More »

Ibuprofen better than ‘morphine’ for childrens after minor surgery

Ibuprofen better than morphine for childrens after minor surgery

Ibuprofen has fewer adverse effects and may be better than oral morphine for pain relief in children after minor orthopaedic outpatient surgery, according to a study published online today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. “This result suggests that adequate pain management should be an important goal of care, even after minor outpatient surgery, and that more effective pharmacologic and ... Read More »

Singer Shania Twain’s Now tops Billboard 200 chart

Singer Shania Twain's Now tops Billboard 200 chart

After a 15 year absence from music, Shania Twain has returned to the very top of the Billboard 200. With more than 137,000 units sold, Twain dominated the sales charts in the United States and beyond. She became the first female country act in more than three years to debut at the top of the Billboard Top 200 albums chart ... Read More »

Now dentists are being blamed for the antibiotic crisis, says new study

Now dentists are being blamed for the antibiotic crisis, says new study

DENTISTS prescribing unnecessary antibiotics could be spreading an antibiotic-resistant superbug infection, researchers have claimed. Taking antibiotics can put patients at risk for developing C. diff and illustrates the importance of using the medications only when needed. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) tracked community-associated C. diff infections — meaning those in patients who did not have an overnight stay in ... Read More »

New research finds increased risk of obesity in working night shifts

New research finds increased risk of obesity in working night shifts

People who work night shifts have a 35 percent higher risk of obesity because the nocturnal schedule derails their metabolism, a new study reveals. In an analysis of 28 published studies, night shift work was associated with a 29% increased risk of becoming obese or overweight. The findings, which are published in Obesity Reviews, suggest that modifying working schedules to ... Read More »

Drinking water may cut risk of UTIs in women, says new research

Drinking water may cut risk of UTIs in women, says new research

Women who drink three pints of water a day half their risk of getting urinary tract infections, a new study claims. “While doctors have long assumed this is the case and often recommended that women at risk for UTIs increase their fluid intake, it has never really undergone a prospective trial before,” said Thomas M. Hooton, M.D., lead author of ... Read More »

Round-faced comic Ralphie May dies aged 45 after heart attack

Round-faced comic Ralphie May dies aged 45 after heart attack

Comedian Ralphie May died after suffering cardiac arrest on Friday in Las Vegas, his manager and publicist confirmed to Variety. He was 45. In a statement to Sinclair’s KSNV, Vice President of Las Vegas Entertainment Operations Damian Costa said: We are incredibly saddened by the loss of our beloved comedian headliner, Ralphie May, and our hearts go out to his ... Read More »