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Compiled by Rachel Cunningham

Keeping it sweet helps slimming

Japan Experts have discovered that SPP, found in sweet potatoes, suppresses appetite as well as controlling lipid metabolism in mice. Japanese scientists have discovered that the leftover starchy water from cooking sweet potato might have positive slimming effects as...

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Woman suffers rare allergy to water

Derbyshire, England At least 60 per cent of the human body is water, yet, bizarrely, a small percentage of people are allergic to the substance. Rachel Warwick is one such person who suffers from Aquagenic Urticaria, a painful immune system reaction upon contact with...

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Australia Scurvy makes comeback

SYDNEY Scurvy is making a medical comeback; its resurgence has recently been reported in Australia. The BBC has reported that the disease, better associated with malnourished sailors, has been diagnosed in as many as 12 diabetes patients in Westmead Hospital, West...

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The ‘super-smart’ phone

NORWAY When Richard Chan’s mother became physically disabled after having a stroke, it became increasingly difficult for them to communicate over the phone.  As he was living in Norway while she remained in England, Mr. Chan began to wonder whether he could find a...

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