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Trump says China respects him because of his ‘very, very large brain’

US President Donald Trump has revealed why China has so much “respect” for him – drumroll, please – it’s because of his “very, very large brain.” Trump made the audacious claim while discussing fraught US-China relations at a press conference in New York on Wednesday. The president declared that he likes China and believes the feeling is mutual before going ...

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Senator John McCain dies of brain cancer aged 81

Republican Senator John McCain has died aged 81 after battling a rare form of brain cancer. The former presidential candidate had been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in the summer of 2017. “Senator John Sidney McCain III died at 4:28 p.m. on August 25, 2018,” McCain’s office said in the statement. “With the Senator when he passed were his ...

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Breastfeeding, boozing & brain damage: Study reveals major risk factor for babies

A study in Australia has found that women who drink alcohol while breastfeeding may be doing unwitting damage to their children’s brains. It recommends mothers abstain from booze until their baby is fully weaned. READ MORE: Russia stood up for breastfeeding protection when other countries yielded to US pressure – activist Researchers at Macquarie University in Sydney had been monitoring ...

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Cult leader implicated in ritual beatings, brain damage & amputation arrested over passport ploy

A South Korean cult leader has been arrested after she allegedly confiscated the passports of 400 of her worshippers, subjected them to ritual beatings, and left them stranded in Fiji. Shin Ok-ju was arrested at South Korea’s Incheon International Airport, along with three other leaders of Grace Road Church, reports The Korean Times. Read more Shin’s worshippers started following her ...

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Woman discovers brain tumor after getting spat on at concert

It’s not every day that having beer spat in your eye at a concert ends up saving your life – but that was the case for one woman who made a trip to the doctor over what she assumed was a simple beer-induced eye irritation. Jordan Buckley, the guitarist for Every Time I Die, relayed the shocking story on his ...

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Violent tendencies can be ‘zapped’ out of your brain, new research suggests

Electrical brain stimulation may help reduce people’s inclinations to commit violent crimes, a new study has found. The ‘shocking’ treatment could potentially be used to treat or prevent violent behavior, researchers say. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore used an electrical current to stimulate a part of the brain called the prefrontal ...

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Musical surgery: Flutist plays Bach & Mozart as doctors cut out her brain tumor

Surgery to remove a brain tumor is terrifying at best, but one patient decided to make the process a little more bearable, by playing the flute during the operation, providing surgeons with a recital in the most unusual of places. Sofia Pinaeva, 28, underwent the surgery at University Hospital in Graz, Austria. She opted to stay awake for the surgery; ...

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Bad to the brain: Scientists learn what makes killer bees so aggressive

A group of martyr scientists who wanted to better understand the brain of killer bees were forced to take their lives into their hands to gather the evidence, and all in the name of research. The study, published in the Journal of Proteome Research, aimed to analyze the brains of Africanized Honeybees, aka ‘killer bees,’ to learn how it affects ...

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Spiritual feeling: Study locates part of brain that deals with the supernatural

A team of US scientists believe they may have discovered the chemical origins of human spirituality in a particular part of the human brain. Religious, supernatural and even meditative moments can create all manner of human reactions, changing people’s emotional and psychological state. And, while supernatural events or incidents stemming from a mystical being on-high remain difficult to explain, scientists ...

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US government employee suffers brain injury after hearing ‘abnormal sound’ in China

A US government worker has reportedly suffered a mild brain injury after hearing an “abnormal sound” while working in China. The incident has sparked comparisons to last year’s alleged ‘sonic attack’ on US diplomats in Cuba. The US State Department issued a health warning to its citizens based in China outlining the mysterious case. “A US government employee in China ...

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