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A revolutionary new blood test tells us how long we will live

A revolutionary new blood test tells us how long we will live

Scientists have discovered a chemical “fingerprint” that reveals the secrets of longevity. This simple blood test provides basic information to newborn’s parents about potential diseases in the old age. Further studies could lead to drug development and prevention of various diseases that are more common in the elderly, such as problems with the heart or

20-year-old Yaritza Oliva cries tears of blood

20-year-old Yaritza Oliva cries tears of blood

A Chilean woman is desperately seeking a doctor who can figure out why she cries blood several times a day. Yaritza Oliva, 20, says she started weeping bloody tears about a month ago, and doctors in her hometown of Purranque have not been able to help. She is in “indescribable” pain, she told a local

Liposuction deaths higher than car crash fatalities

Liposuction deaths higher than car crash fatalities

The very sad news that Kanye West’s mother, Donda, may have died from complications from plastic surgery – a breast reduction and tummy tuck – makes you think about the real price of vanity. In her case, mortality. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nearly 11 million cosmetic surgery procedures were performed in

31-Year Old Brazilian Woman Looks Like a 9-Month Baby

31-Year Old Brazilian Woman Looks Like a 9-Month Baby

We bring to you the curious case of a real-life Benjamin Button, with a twist. A Brazilian woman, who has neither aged, nor is getting any younger. Born on May 7, 1981, Maria Audete do Nascimento still has the body of a baby. Maria belongs to a poor family, living in a mud house in

How the colour of your tongue reveals your health

How the colour of your tongue reveals your health

If you are feeling under the weather, just stick out your tongue – the state it’s in can present an accurate picture of your health. The colour, texture and moisture of your tongue can provide tell tale signs of what’s going on inside your body. Many complementary therapies, including Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and naturopathy,