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Parasites, infections in N. Korean soldier who defected reveal country's conditions

Parasites, infections in N. Korean soldier who defected reveal country's conditions

Health
Hospital records from a soldier who defected from North Korea this month offer telling details about health problems in the closed country. The 24-year-old soldier had parasitic infections and a dangerous hepatitis infection — conditions that speak to poor sanitation and rough conditions in North Korea. Most shocking, perhaps, are reports of large parasitic worms, some measuring 11 inches, recovered from his intestines. "An estimated 5 million people in North Korea have intestinal roundworms. That's 20 percent of the population," said Dr. Peter Hotez, the dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor. Doctors found the parasites — likely Ascaris roundworms — while repairing intestinal damage from multiple bullet wounds the soldier sustained during his escape. The eggs of
Lefties and righties: Flights of honeybees reveal individual directional tendencies

Lefties and righties: Flights of honeybees reveal individual directional tendencies

Science
Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Just as humans and other animals are often more dexterous with one hand or paw -- usually the right -- honeybees have individualized flight pattern preferences. Some prefer to go right, others feel more comfortable going left.Left-handedness is relatively rare among humans. But according to the latest research, plenty of bees go left. The insects are more democratic in their directional preferences."Unlike humans, who are mostly right-handed, some bees display a strong left bias, others a strong right bias, and yet others a weak or zero bias," Mandyam Srinivasan, professor at the University of Queensland, said in a news release.Researchers assessed the directional preferences of bees by presenting foraging specimens with differently arranged obstacles. First, bees face two ...
Bianca Gascoigne flashes bare boobs over balcony in shock reveal

Bianca Gascoigne flashes bare boobs over balcony in shock reveal

Entertainment
The Celebrity Big Brother babe has taken to social media to strip topless for a seriously raunchy picture.She's caused the Bianca Gascoigne Instagram fanbase to go into meltdown after sharing a picture of herself wearing nothing but a pair of knickers.Bi's sex-plicit post saw the bodacious beauty standing on her balcony sans bra.Flashing her naked chest through the glass panel, the starlet had no problem showing off her bountiful bosom for all to see.INSTAGRAMTOPLESS TEASE: Bianca Gascoigne stripped offNaked celebrities The raunchiest celebrity photos around instagramCELEBRITY BIG BROTHER BABE: She's making a habit out of ditching her braWith her long blonde locks cascading down her back in loose curls, Bianca appeared to be halfway through getting dressed for the day before having an...
Michelle Keegan strips to undies in blisteringly hot behind-the scenes reveal

Michelle Keegan strips to undies in blisteringly hot behind-the scenes reveal

Entertainment
Our Girl's Michelle Keegan was the picture of body confidence in the breathtaking video that showed Michelle posing in various states of undress.Coronation Street's Michelle ramped up the sex appeal as she cocked her hip to the side in one shot with just some skimpy underwear covering her modesty.While another showed her sticking her pert bottom out as she draped her body across the ropes of a boxing ring.INSTAGRAM/ WOMEN'S HEALTH UKON THE ROPES: Michelle Keegan gets her pose onINSTAGRAM/ WOMEN'S HEALTH UKCOCKING HER HIP: Michelle strikes a poseMark Wright's wife Michelle looked like a boxing pro in one shot which captured her going at it with a punching bag.Women's Health shared the video of Mich getting physical on their Instagram profile to their 295k followers.Michelle, who is their Oc...
Your Instagram feed may reveal if you have depression, study finds

Your Instagram feed may reveal if you have depression, study finds

Health
Your Instagram feed may be better at recognizing signs of depression than your doctor, according to a study from researchers at Harvard University and the University of Vermont. Researchers used a machine learning computer program to analyze 43,950 Instagram photos from 166 participants. They found that the computer's analysis of Instagram feeds was better at diagnosing depression than a general practitioner. The study, spearheaded by Andrew G. Reece at Harvard University's Department of Psychology and Chirstopher M. Danforth at the University of Vermont's Computational Story Lab, also found that certain Instagram filters were associated with depression. People with depression tended to either not use filters, or use to disproportionately favor the "Inkwell" filter -- which makes your ...