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Study explains why people disagree over facial attractiveness with others

Study explains why people disagree over facial attractiveness with others

A study has explained why people disagree over facial attractiveness with others. Since long, people have been thinking that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder, but now a research has testified the phrase, proving it completely true.

The study suggested that an individual's perception regarding attractiveness is most of the times shaped by environment and personal experiences. However, there are many human face characteristics that are considered to be attractive but its extent varies person to person, depending on each individual.

74 People in Chicago Last Week Found Overdosed On Heroin

74 People in Chicago Last Week Found Overdosed On Heroin

According to city health and fire officials, nearly 74 people were found overdosed on heroin last week. Officials suspect that the drug had been mixed with powerful painkillers possibly fentanyl.

According to the Chicago Tribune, nearly 14 people on Friday afternoon were rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago for treatment for possible heroin overdoses. The hospital officials said that some patients that arrived at the hospital even had needles in their arms.

Awareness week to bring attention towards people fighting Mental Illness

Awareness week to bring attention towards people fighting Mental Illness

An event in Wichita kicked off with the Mental Illness Awareness Week to bring awareness for those who are battling mental illness. The event was sponsored by the Wichita chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

The event ended with a candlelight vigil. Every person who participated in the event mentioned the name of someone they know who is struggling with mental illness, or someone who has lost his or her life to mental illness.

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First stem cell age-related blindness cure operation performed in London

First stem cell age-related blindness cure operation performed in London

Surgeons in London have conducted a pioneering human embryonic stem cell operation in an ongoing trial, seeking a cure for blindness for a number of patients. They performed the procedure on a 60-year-old woman at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

The procedure included ‘seeding’ a small patch with specialized eye cells and its implantation at the retina’s back. The London Project to Cure Blindness was established 10 years back with an aim to reverse vision loss in patients suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

US Dietary Guidelines based more on Internal Bias and Outside Programs than Science

US Dietary Guidelines based more on Internal Bias and Outside Programs than Science

According to an article published in the medical journal BMJ, US government nutrition guidelines are more based on internal bias and outside programs than science. The government's official Dietary Guidelines for Americans are greatly based on ideas in relation to healthy eating that came when the guidelines were published in 1980 for the first time.

Brain-to-computer Technology helps Man Walk

Brain-to-computer Technology helps Man Walk

According to doctors in Southern California, a brain-to-computer technology that is able to convert thoughts into leg movements has helped a paraplegic man walk without the use of robotics. Researchers from the University of California, Irvine, described in the Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation how they helped the patient.

FDA to hold hearing on permanent birth control

FDA to hold hearing on permanent birth control

Women who have complained about the potential side effects linked to Essure permanent birth control will keep an eye on a day-long public hearing in the nation’s capital to be held by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

In June, the FDA made an announcement regarding the public meeting of its Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel, together with adding patient information, serious risks, and physician information to website of the agency in relation to Essure.

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One in three people born in UK this year might suffer from dementia

One in three people born in UK this year might suffer from dementia

The Alzheimer's Research UK charity has issued a warning that one in three people born in the UK in 2015 will suffer from some form of dementia in their lifetime. The charity released figures on World Alzheimer's Day, suggesting that the condition will affect 27% of boys born this year and 37% of girls.

There is no treatment to halt or slow dementia due to which the charity has warned of a 'looming national health crisis' as the population ages. The charity has renewed its call for more urgent action to tackle the illness.

Teens face pressure to stay online; Social media causing anxiety, depression: Study

Teens face pressure to stay online; Social media causing anxiety, depression: Study

Excessive Social media usage is leading to more cases of anxiety, sleep disorders and even depression in some extreme cases. Teenagers are facing pressure to remain online for an extended period of time and resultantly, they are losing sleep. The sleep pattern among teenagers using internet or social media before going to sleep presents a disturbing picture. Many teenagers are facing peer-pressure and also suffer from lower self esteem.

Flu Jab’s efficacy slightly dropped last winter: PHE

Flu Jab’s efficacy slightly dropped last winter: PHE

A report by Public Health England has unveiled that last winter's flu jab worked in 34% of cases. In the case of children under 18 years of age, it offered protect at 35% against the strains of influenza A.

Professor Paul Cosford, PHE's director for health protection and medical director, said, that in past few years, they have seen the vaccine to be around 50% effective in the UK. But last year, they have witnessed a little efficacy than usual with regard to vaccine.

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