Read more about the article Teen Survives Big Cat Attack At Safari Park
Picture shows cheetahs at the Safari Park Beekse Bergen, in Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands, undated. (Newsflash)

Teen Survives Big Cat Attack At Safari Park

A safari-park carer has been hailed a "hero" after rescuing a careless teen from the jaws of a cheetah. The 17-year-old from Germany visited the Beekse Bergen Safari Park near Tilburg in the Netherlands with his school. The teen and two of his friends put their lives at risk by…

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Study Shows High Post-COVID Anxiety Disorder Risk

Scientists have urged patients and healthcare staff to be more proactive about addressing mental health concerns as a new study identifies a higher psychiatric disorder risk of people suffering from COVID-19. Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) in the United States used data from the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C)…

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Read more about the article Smartwatch Apps Can Detect Irregular Heartbeat
Smartwatch app found to accurately detect atrial fibrillation in a study presented at the American College of Cardiology. (Google Maps/Newsflash)

Smartwatch Apps Can Detect Irregular Heartbeat

People with an irregular heartbeat that puts them at risk of strokes, blood clots and other heart complications are being mostly correctly diagnosed by smartwatches, according to new research. The problem of an irregular heartbeat, known as Atrial fibrillation (AFib), was confirmed in nearly 94 per cent of people who…

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Read more about the article Podgy Middle-Agers Have Higher Risk of Dementia Says Study
University of Leipzig biologist and sub-project leader in the Collaborative Research Center 1052 "Mechanisms of Obesity" Dr Veronica Witte who investigates obesity causes, prevention and therapy in Germany. (Kerstin Flake/Newsflash)

Podgy Middle-Agers Have Higher Risk of Dementia Says Study

Overweight middle-aged people have a higher risk of suffering from dementia at an advanced age, a German study shows. PD Dr Veronica Witte, 41, is a biologist at Leipzig University. She heads the university's special Mechanisms of Adiposity research group, in which medical experts from different departments are working on…

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Read more about the article Chunk Of DNA Inherited From Neanderthals Makes Humans More Likely To Get COVID But Less Likely To Get HIV
DNA analytics in the lab. (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology/Newsflash)

Chunk Of DNA Inherited From Neanderthals Makes Humans More Likely To Get COVID But Less Likely To Get HIV

A piece of DNA that many humans have inherited from the Neanderthals makes it more likely to get a serious bout of COVID-19 but 27 percent less likely to get HIV, scientists say. The study was conducted by Hugo Zeberg, age not reported, of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden,…

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Read more about the article Endangered Pink Dolphin Released In Safe Waters After Becoming Stranded For Month
Pink dolphin stranded in a river rescued in Casanare, Colombia in January 2022. (Armada Colombia/Newsflash)

Endangered Pink Dolphin Released In Safe Waters After Becoming Stranded For Month

This is the moment Colombian Navy personnel and conservationists rescue an endangered pink river dolphin after it became stranded for over a month, and then release it in safer waters. The pink river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis), also known as the Amazon river dolphin, was rescued from shallow waters in the…

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Read more about the article Brave Little Fish Risk Their Lives By Rubbing Against Great White Sharks To Exfoliate, Study Says
School of Pacific jack mackerel chaffing against a white shark at Guadalupe Island, Mexico. (Jesus Erick Higuera Rivas/Newsflash )

Brave Little Fish Risk Their Lives By Rubbing Against Great White Sharks To Exfoliate, Study Says

These small fish rub against great white sharks and a new study argues that it could be so they can exfoliate their skin and remove parasites. A team of researchers led by the University of Miami (UM) Shark Research and Conservation Program at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric…

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Read more about the article Wild Pandas Living Life Of Luxury In Landscaped Garden Of Eden Are Becoming Too Lazy
Panda sniffing its way through the snow-covered Wolong Nature Reserve, China.

Wild Pandas Living Life Of Luxury In Landscaped Garden Of Eden Are Becoming Too Lazy

Wild pandas living luxurious lifestyles in perfectly-created man-made panda-friendly landscapes are becoming too lazy for sex, putting the future of the species at risk. Research by Michigan State University (MSU) published yesterday (20th September) found that a panda's habitat is ideal when it is happy enough to thrive, but at…

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Read more about the article Locals Climb Body Of Rotting Humpback Whale And Pose For Snaps Inside Its Mouth
The dead whale in Comodoro Rivadavia in Argentina, in August 2021.

Locals Climb Body Of Rotting Humpback Whale And Pose For Snaps Inside Its Mouth

These images show how Argentine locals defy officials that warned of the risk of disease by climbing on top of a dead humpback whale, even posing inside its mouth for snaps after it washed up on a beach. The incident was filmed in the city of Comodoro Rivadavia in the…

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Read more about the article Tourists Slammed For Risking Their Lives On Live Volcano To Get Social Media Snaps
French Sebastien Mouyna films a volcanic site in Iceland and is one of those shocked by the behaviour of other tourists.

Tourists Slammed For Risking Their Lives On Live Volcano To Get Social Media Snaps

Tourists are continuing to continue to risk their lives in order to get spectacular footage after several were spotted grilling food on the hardened lava, and then cooling down afterwards with soft drinks. The shocking scenes were reported by locals and other tourists despite the huge backlash over a recent…

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