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Lesbian Prevented from Donating Blood by Italian Hospital
The gay and lesbian community in Italy is demanding a new law to protect their right to donate blood after a hospital in Rome denied a lesbian the opportunity to donate recently. The woman, a 39-year-old employee at an accounting firm, was turned away by Policlinico Umberto I hospital after an offic…
Trouble Sleeping Could Mean Higher Risk of Heart Attack
If you have trouble falling asleep, you may be at a higher risk of having a heart attack, according to a recent study of people with insomnia. Researchers tied heart attack risks to three major symptoms of insomnia, based on responses from a study of more than 50,000 participants, and say the risk i…
Spending Time Outside Could Actually Protect Kids’ Sight
A new review of previous research indicates that there could be a correlation between the amount of time children spend outside and nearsightedness. Researchers analyzed the results of eight different studies, involving more than 10,000 participants, and found that children who are nearsighted spend…
Can Coffee Reduce Risk of Skin Cancer?
Your daily cups of joe may be doing more than just giving you the energy to face the day. According to a new study, which tracked nearly 113,000 adults over 20 years, women who drink three cups of coffee a day have a 20 percent lower risk of developing basal cell carcinoma — the most [……
Car Companies Working on Bigger Cars for Fat Drivers
Don’t worry if your waistline is expanding, because pretty soon, your luxury vehicle will expand with it. Over the last several decades, automakers have had to make cars wider to accommodate the growing heftiness of their customer base, but now, luxury car manufacturers are road-testing the l…
New Heart-Monitoring Device for Smartphones Could Save Your Life
Swiss researchers say new technology that interacts with smartphones could revolutionize the treatment of heart patients. The device in question consists of four electrode sensors attached to the skin and linked to a radio module and computer chip that clips onto a patient’s belt. Data from t…

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