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First NHS-funded internet addiction centre

First NHS-funded internet addiction centre

Technology
A hospital in the UK is to be the first to set up an NHS-funded internet addiction centre. The west London centre will start in the next couple of weeks and be aimed at people with gaming disorders.Other internet-based addictions could be treated in future, however.Psychiatrist and clinic founder Henrietta Bowden-Jones said the centre will seek to provide treatment, do research and give advice to families.She told The Guardian: "Gaming disorder is finally getting the attention it deserves."The distress and harm it can cause is extreme and I feel a moral duty on behalf of the NHS to provide the evidence-based treatment these young people and their families need."We are unlikely to witness an epidemic of young players with an addiction to gaming but for the ones who do strugg...
Scientists sequence genome of syphilis from colonial-era Mexico

Scientists sequence genome of syphilis from colonial-era Mexico

Science
June 22 (UPI) -- Scientists have successfully sequenced the genome of syphilis from colonial-era Mexico. The bacterium Treponema pallidum features two subspecies, one that causes syphilis and a second that causes yaws. Evidence of these two diseases are indistinguishable when examining skeletal remains. By extracting genetic material from ancient human remains, researchers were able to confirm the presence of the subspecies responsible for the sexually transmitted disease. Researchers hope to use the same methodology to differentiate between the genetic evidence of the two diseases in future surveys. Scientists continue to debate whether a 15th century European outbreak of syphilis was spread by Europeans who brought the disease back from the New World, or whether the disease was already...
Reality star lays entire chest bare in dress that could pass for cobweb

Reality star lays entire chest bare in dress that could pass for cobweb

Entertainment
AFP/ GETTY BLONDE BOMBSHELL: Alexis Skyy reveals naked assets The world of reality TV can be fickle – one minute you're hot, the next minute you're not, and so many celebs will go to outrageous lengths to remain in the spotlight.And Alexis Sky who was made famous on reality television series: Love & Hip Hop Hollywood, proved she plans on going nowhere anytime soon with her latest eye-popping stunt.Heading to the BET Awards 2018, the wannabe R&B superstar made sure all eyes were on her in the world's most revealing gown.The bejewelled frock which glittered in the sunlight, provided no coverage whatsoever for Alexis' killer curves. AFP/ GETTY RAUNCH...
Saudi Arabia vs Egypt: World Cup 2018 match preview, predicted line-ups, and more

Saudi Arabia vs Egypt: World Cup 2018 match preview, predicted line-ups, and more

Sports
GROUP A talkSPORT looks ahead to the Group A clash on Monday Saudi Arabia and Egypt are both looking to end their World Cup 2018 with victories as they bow out in Group A. The two nations have been eliminated but will want a triumph to at least put a gloss on their time at tournament. Egypt superstar Mohamed Salah look frustrated against Russia. You can hear the encounter live on talkSPORT 2 at 3pm. What the managers are saying Juan Antonio Pizzi (Saudi Arabia): “We’ve seen that certain concepts work, we’ve seen alternatives, we’ve tried to bring in new players as well, and this experience that we have had specifically in the run-up to this World Cup has been very important. “We will focus on the Asian Cup and I ...
Briton killed in 'deliberate hit-and-run' in Cyprus

Briton killed in 'deliberate hit-and-run' in Cyprus

World
A British man has been killed and another injured after a suspected deliberate hit-and-run in Cyprus. Cyprus Police said the two men, aged 39 and 32, were hit as they walked along a road near Paphos at about 2.30am on Saturday.The older man was later confirmed to have died.He has been named as Charlie Birch from Powys, Wales.The second man was taken to a nearby hospital with non life-threatening injuries.Police were called to an accident at 3am when someone reported two people lying on the road, the Cyprus Mail reported.There had reportedly been an altercation at a bar in Coral Bay during which the two Britons reportedly tried to defend a woman who was being hit by one of the suspects.A car used in the alleged attack was later found by police after being dumped in the sea.F...