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Untreated psychosis, not sexual guilt, behind self-inflicted blinding
The self-inflicted removal of one or both eyes, which has traditionally been attributed to sexual guilt, is, in fact, caused by untreated psychotic illness, such as schizophrenia, researchers have revealed. ANI

How fructose leads to obesity and other illnesses
Researchers have shed light on how fructose plays a role in the development of obesity and metabolic syndrome, more commonly known as diabetes. ANI

Sleeping pills may up death risk by almost 5-fold
Prescription sleeping pills may help you get some much needed rest at night, but their regular use might also make it more likely that you will die or develop certain types of cancer, researchers have warned. ANI

Lack of omega-3 fatty acids may cause memory problems
A diet lacking in omega-3 fatty acids, nutrients commonly found in fish, may cause the brain to age faster and lose some of its memory and thinking abilities, according to a new study. ANI

Patient who underwent world's first quadruple limb transplant dies
The Turkish patient who underwent what was touted the world's first quadruple limb transplant surgery, passed away on Monday. ANI

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