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China’s ‘men only’ job culture slammed in new report

(AFP) – Leading Chinese firms including e-commerce giant Alibaba were heavily criticised Monday for gender discrimination in job adverts in a new report which said the landscape for the female workforce in China was deteriorating. The report by campaign group Human Rights Watch, entitled “Only Men Need Apply: Gender Discrimination ...

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Tiny human brains implanted into mice

(Web Desk) – In an unprecedented move, scientists at the Salk Institute implanted tiny human brain organoids into the heads of mice. What they observed was the mice looked and behaved like ordinary mice, while supplying blood and nutrients to keep human brains developing for months. Researchers created the human ...

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Playing is good for grown-up brain and body

(Web Desk) – Want to feel better, smarter and healthier? It might be time to get serious about play. TED’s list of talks about the importance of play is a good place to start. It includes nine talks that might persuade you to take a more lighthearted approach to life ...

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World’s oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117

(News Desk) – The world’s oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died. Nabi Tajima died of old age in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in southern Japan, town official Susumu Yoshiyuki confirmed. She had been hospitalized since January. Tajima, born on August 4, 1900, was ...

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Mother’s depression might do the same to her child’s IQ

(News Desk) – Roughly one in 10 women in the US will experience depression, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The consequences, however, may extend to their children, reported researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, who found that a mother’s depression can negatively ...

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Exercise boosts survival after heart attack: study

PARIS (AFP) – Exercising after a heart attack may help stave off death for longer, Swedish researchers said Thursday. A study which followed 22,000 heart attack survivors aged 18-74, found that those who boosted their exercise levels after being discharged from hospital, halved their risk of dying within the first ...

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World’s first flying car launched at Geneva show

(Web Desk) – The world s first flying car that you can buy has been unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland. The Dutch firm revealed its final production model and was now taking pre-orders for the car/aircraft on its website. The firm said the first delivery will ...

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‘Artificial mole’ could warn of cancer: study

TAMPA (AFP) – Swiss scientists have developed an experimental skin implant that darkens like a mole when it detects subtle changes in the body that may be an early warning sign of cancer, a study said Wednesday. The implant, or “biomedical tattoo,” as researchers call it, has been tested in ...

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Acid reflux drugs ‘raise risk of stomach cancer’

(Web Desk) – A drug commonly used to treat acid reflux is linked to a more than doubled risk of developing stomach cancer, researchers claim. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) reduce the amount of acid made by the stomach and are used to treat acid reflux and stomach ulcers, according to ...

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