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People are piercing their finger instead of wearing an engagement ring and it has experts concerned

Wearing a ring to indicate betrothal to another person is a tradition that dates back centuries — although the tradition of gifting a diamond wasn’t cemented into the public psyche until 1947. And while it remains the norm today, some people are putting their own twist on the tradition and …

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U.K. doctors use stem cells to restore patients’ eyesight

Doctors in the United Kingdom have restored the eyesight of two patients suffering from a common form of vision loss by treating them with stem cells. The two patients, an 86-year-old man and a woman in her sixties, both suffered from age-related macular degeneration, the most common form of sight …

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Child obesity: How children lost the war on weight

Being fat was once a sign of wealth but is now associated more with poverty as richer people tend to be slimmer, say researchers looking at child obesity from 1946. The end of wartime rationing saw children consuming more calories but they were slimmer and healthier on average than modern …

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Moms talk strep A after childbirth: ‘I was just scared that I would sleep and not wake up’

Nineesha Nigli still remembers how much she was shivering and shaking after giving birth. The 37-year-old Pickering, Ont., resident contracted a community-acquired strep A infection in mid-November 2017, after giving birth to her son Evan at Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) in southern Ontario. After a recent exclusive by Global News …

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