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Jazz guitarist Musa Manzini plays through brain surgery

Image copyright Courtesy of Musa Manzini Image caption Musa Manzini plucked away as surgeons removed his brain tumour A South African jazz musician who played his guitar during brain surgery is making a successful recovery. Musa Manzini was kept awake during the six-hour operation partly to preserve and restore his …

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The simple tips to improve your health

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Building self-awareness, through things like meditation, can boost our mental and physical wellbeing If you are contemplating a new year’s health kick, you could be forgiven for feeling a little overwhelmed. Do yoga, run, lift weights, cut the carbs, or the fat (depending on …

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Sex tips … from a Buddhist monk?

This collection of brief but sensual poems also serves as a joyful — and explicit — guide to sex. “Gendun Chopel became a Buddhist monk when he was in his early teens but gave up his vows, including the vow of celibacy, when he was in his early 30s,” explains …

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Kaléo to offer lower-priced opioid antidote

Evzio was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in April 2014 under an expedited review for “the emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose, characterized by decreased breathing or heart rates, or loss of consciousness.” In these instances, it can quickly reverse the effects of opioids. The …

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New year brings altered landscape for abortion battle

What they see includes a more conservative US Supreme Court, 85 confirmed judges appointed by President Donald Trump who are reshaping the courts, and legislative bodies — both state and federal — transformed by a contentious midterm election. Experts from four groups dedicated to protecting abortion access spoke with reporters …

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Are you heavier or shorter than the average American?

“Mean (or average) weight, waist circumference, and BMI in adults 20 years and older increased between 1999-2000 and 2015-2016,” Cynthia Ogden, one of the report’s authors and an epidemiologist at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, wrote in an email. The report looked …

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