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Smartphones are Revolutionizing Medicine

Smartphones are revolutionizing the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, thanks to add-ons and apps that make their ubiquitous small screens into medical devices, researchers say.

"If you look at the camera, the flash, the microphone... they all are getting better and better," said Shwetak Patel, engineering professor at the University of Washington.

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ADHD a 'Brain Disorder', Not Just Bad Behavior

People with ADHD have slightly smaller brains than those without the condition, according to a study released Thursday which insisted it is a physical disorder and not just bad behavior.

The largest analysis to date of the brains of people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder found "structural differences" and evidence of delayed development compared with non-sufferers, researchers reported.

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Study Links Working Remotely to More Stress, Insomnia

Working outside an office may spare you from commutes and interruptions by colleagues but it also makes you more vulnerable to unpaid overtime, stress and insomnia, the UN said Wednesday. 

A new report from the United Nations International Labour Organization studied the impacts of working remotely, with technological advances continuing to revolutionise conceptions of the workplace. 

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Report: Melinda Gates Says Trump Abortion Order Could Affect Millions

U.S. President Donald Trump's block on U.S. funds going to organizations involved in abortion care overseas could impact millions of women, Bill and Melinda Gates have warned, the Guardian reported on Tuesday.

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Indian Doctors Prepare 'World's Heaviest Woman' for Surgery

Indian doctors put an Egyptian believed to be the world's heaviest woman on a special liquid diet Monday as they prepared her for an emergency weight-loss operation.

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Vatican Row as China Invited to Organ Transplant Meet

Ethics experts and human rights lawyers slammed the Vatican Tuesday for inviting a top Chinese health official to an organ trafficking summit despite concerns the Asian giant still uses tissue from executed prisoners.

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Surgery on Bangladesh 'Tree Girl' Successful

Bangladeshi doctors on Tuesday conducted surgery to remove bark-like growths from the skin of a young girl believed to be the first female to suffer from a condition known as "tree man syndrome".

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China Promotes Traditional Medicine to Combat AIDS

China will double the number of AIDS patients it treats with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), officials have said, part of a broader push to increase the use of the ancient practice in the country's medical system.

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Israeli Ministers Endorse Bill to Export Medicinal Cannabis

Israeli ministers on Sunday endorsed a draft bill to legalize export of cannabis for approved medical use, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked's office said, without elaborating.

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Philippine Education Ministry Rejects School Condoms

The Philippine education ministry has rejected a plan to distribute condoms in schools, authorities said Friday, blocking a move meant to stop one of Asia's fastest growing HIV epidemics.

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