The use of marijuana linked to schizophrenia in teenagers.

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One person has been left brain-dead and five more people are in hospital following a medical trial in France.

On Friday 15th January the news broke that one person had been left brain-dead and another five people had been admitted to hospital after a medical trial for a new painkiller went disastrously wrong.

The health minister, Marisol Touraine, has confirmed that the six took part in an oral medical trial conducted by a private European laboratory in Rennes, a city in the North West of France.

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Black pudding has recently been hailed as a superfood.

When the news broke that one of my guilty pleasures, black pudding had been given “superfood” status, english breakfast junkies across the world rejoiced!

A “superfood” is more commonly associated with exotic berries and food that you probably didn’t even know existed.

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People who consume sugary drinks are more likely to develop fat around their major organs.

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  • Fizzy drinks linked to heart diseases and diabetes – Research links the consumption of fizzy drinks to the development of visceral fat around vital organs, which can cause deadly diseases.
  • Do you have phantom vibration syndrome? – Phantom vibration syndrome means that people think their mobile phone is ringing or vibrating when it’s not. Scientists believe that this has to do with the fact that we are so alert for phone calls and messages, we misinterpret slight muscle spasms as proof of a call.
  • New Ebola treatment not effectiveThe treatment which infuses Ebola patients with blood from those who survived the illness shows less results than expected.

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Living abroad presents many opportunities for personal growth, which is the essence of New Year’s resolutions.

Many people have a love/hate relationship with New Year’s resolutions. It gives you a chance to reflect on the past year and evaluate what aspects in your life work well and which areas could use a little improvement. It’s inspiring and intimidating at the same time, hence the love-hate relationship.

Living abroad presents many opportunities for personal growth, which is exactly the very essence of New Year’s resolutions.  

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Bionic eye changes woman’s life after losing sight

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Kalervo Oberg was a world-renowned anthropologist and coined the term “culture shock”.

Moving abroad is among the most thrilling experiences known to man. Everything is new, and challenging: you must communicate in foreign language, every conversation enriches you and each new person you meet adds something your experience.

If you felt like you were not living up to your expectations back at home, moving abroad is your time to blossom.

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WHO declared Guinea free of Ebola

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Doing yoga for just 12 minutes everyday can improve your bone health.

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Five new health centres will be opened for expatriate employees in Qatar to serve their medical needs in 2016.

The Supreme Council of Health in Qatar announced that it will open five new health centres for expatriate single workers to serve their medical needs in 2016.

This plan is part of the new health insurance scheme in which expats don’t have access to the public health system’s medical centers and services, but can only access hospitals and clinics affiliated with their private health insurance provider.

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