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    Queensland woman loses 50kgs without a diet

    Tipping the scales at 120kgs and struggling to fit into a size 22, Queensland woman Chenai Boucher was afraid to even step outside.  But after losing some weight ahead of her 18th birthday, the now 20-year-old gained an insatiable taste for fitness that has led her to a whopping...
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    Pokémon GO could help people who struggle socially

    Pokémon GO could help people who struggle socially, new research reveals.  Augmented reality (AR) encourages gamers to leave the house and interact with others, according to the first study of its kind.  Extroverts are more successful at such pastimes than others, therefore future games could be designed to boost...
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    Mississippi mother's sore throat turned out to be cancer

    A mother is fighting to stay alive for her three-year-old son after she was diagnosed with stage 4 thyroid cancer just weeks after giving birth to him. Kristin Freeze, 35, fell sick with a sore throat and one swollen gland three weeks after delivering her first-born in 2014, and...
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    Why it's so bad to drink 12 Diet Cokes a day like Trump 

    President Donald Trump drinks 12 cans of Diet Coke each day, according to reports from the New York Times, a habit that may elevate his risk for a wide range of diseases.  That quantity of the artificially-sweetened drink amounts to a ‘mega dose,’ says Harvard nutritionist Dr Vasanti Malik. ...
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    Stop snorting chocolate, FDA warns

    The FDA has issued a warning snorting chocolate powder can cause serious health problems and encourages minors to do illicit drugs.  Launched earlier this year, Coco Loko is a chocolate powder – or ‘infused cacao snuff,’ as Legal Lean’s website calls it – that also contains energy drink ingredients. ...
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    Birth control can lower cancer risk as well

    A recent Danish study has linked hormone-based birth control methods to an increased risk of breast cancer, but experts say these contraceptives have protective effects. The research published in The New England Journal of Medicine, scientists collected data from 1.8 million women between the ages of 15 and 49...
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    Doctors would prescribe marijuana to children with cancer

    The vast majority of doctors said they would prescribe medical marijuana to children with cancer but those who are certified to provide it are more reluctant to do so, a new study found. The survey showed that 92 percent of healthcare professionals were willing to help children with cancer...
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    How to make it easier to leave your bed in the mornings

    As the mornings get colder, it can often seem impossible to get out of bed. And instead of wanting to head to work, many are left scratching their heads as to contemplating whether it’s ever worth moving. But here, in a piece for The Conversation, two sleep researchers have...
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    Booze Traveler host Jack Maxwell has blood cancer

    Travel Channel host Jack Maxwell has revealed he is being treated for blood cancer just days before the fourth season of his show Booze Traveler airs. The 54-year-old TV star – who travels the world sampling alcohol from different cultures – revealed his diagnosis on Tuesday by tweeting: ‘I...