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The Humpty Dumpty Ego – PsychTests’ Study Reveals The Fragility Of The Narcissist’
 By News on the Net   --Medical News

Montreal, Canada – Celebrities, professional athletes, and high-powered executives seem to have it all; they appear larger than life.  However, it probably wouldn’t surprise people to learn that behind the confident, almost arrogant, façade of many highly-successful people lies an often fragile self-esteem. Assessing 2,072 people using their Self-esteem Test, researchers at PsychTests reveal that narcissists may appear confident on the surface, but much like the fabled egg in the popular nursery rhyme, keeping the shell of their self-image intact is a precarious affair.



Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after pioneering surgery
 By News on the Net   --Medical News

A man who was completely paralysed from the waist down can walk again after a British-funded surgical breakthrough which offers hope to millions of people who are disabled by spinal cord injuries.



Health Canada and CBC Television Distort Medical Facts
 By Dr. Gifford Jones   --Medical News

Do you remember the movie, “Network?” Howard Beale portrays the evening news   anchor on national TV and he’s depressed about corruption, crime, unemployment and other societal ills. So angry he decides to speak his mind during the evening broadcast, to everyone’s surprise. Finally, after raving about injustices, he shouts, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore”, repeatedly. Then Beale tells listeners to go to their windows and shout, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.”







Health and Medical Pages
Tonsil stem cells could someday help repair liver damage without surgery
 By American Chemical Society

The liver provides critical functions, such as ridding the body of toxins. Its failure can be deadly, and there are few options for fixing it. But scientists now report in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces a way to potentially inject stem cells from tonsils, a body part we don’t need, to repair damaged livers — all without surgery.



Why diabetes raises risk of Parkinson’s
 By Guest Column

Israeli chemist Yifat Miller and her PhD student Yoav Atsmon-Raz have found a critical link between Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and Parkinson’s disease (PD).



Surgeons use 3D-printed heart to save life of 2-week-old baby
 By News on the Net

A 2-week-old baby underwent surgery for a congenital heart defect, thanks to a 3D-printed model, the News-Times reported.







Health and Medical Pages
The Rise of the Islamic State: The Strategic Surprise
 By News on the Net

It was only a matter of time before the debate began about who was responsible for the failed strategic assessment about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Less than a year ago, few people knew about ISIS and the risks it represented. Suddenly, within just a few months, ISIS leads the list of threats of a long line of nations, beginning with the United States, and is considered a threat so severe that exceptional steps must be taken in order to confront it. ISIS’ dramatic rise to success, the threat it emanates, the shock aroused by its cruelty, and the sense that fighting it is liable to take a long time have all led to the inevitable accusations, especially in the United States, about why ISIS’ capabilities were not properly assessed and who is to blame.



Losing Keys May be a Stomach, not a Brain Problem
 By Dr. Gifford Jones

Do you suffer from a sore mouth, fatigue, anemia, constipation, loss of appetite, numbness or tingling in the hands and feet, depression, confusion and poor memory? If so, a report from Tufts University School of Nutrition says there’s a possibility you may have a deficiency of vitamin B12 which is essential for neurological function. Moreover, recent studies show this is not just a Senior problem.



US Government selects Dutch NGO to fight global killer disease TB
 By News on the Net

The Hague,  – KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (KNCV), the Dutch NGO specialized in the fight against tuberculosis, will be the prime partner for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in their new five year flagship program ‘Challenge TB’. TB is still a deadly infectious disease, killing over 1.3 million people every year worldwide. In the next five years USAID will invest 525 million dollars through this program, to accelerate the global fight against TB.



Researchers explore new treatments for burn survivors
 By News on the Net

CALGARY, ALBERTA—On Wednesday, the University of Calgary will announce a $1 million gift from the Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society that enables the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine to investigate cutting-edge research into skin regeneration.



Israeli aid on way to fight Ebola spread
 By Guest Column

In response to urgent pleas from the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the US government and other countries, Israel is sending more than a million shekels’ worth of medical equipment, as well as expert personnel to fight the spread of the African Ebola epidemic that has claimed 3,400 lives since March and has infected almost 7,200 people.



BioSil: A Natural Remedy Fights Arthritis and Osteoporosis
 By Dr. Gifford Jones

What brings millions of North Americans to their knees late in life? Today, with an aging population many people now end their lives in wheelchairs due to brittle bones (osteoporosis) or are crippled by the pain of osteoarthritis, the wear and tear type.



Health Canada bans drugs from two Apotex factories in India
 By News on the Net