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Freddie Mercury Born, First Episode Of Star Trek Airs & More Good News in History For The Week September 5 to September 11

September 5 Freddie Mercury Born September 5 1946 Freddie Mercury was born on this day in 1946. The lead singer of British rock band Queen was born in Zanzibar in 1946 to Parsi-Indian parents. He moved to England as a teenager, and was ranked 58 in the list of the 100 Greatest Britons in 2002. September 6 World Surf League Announces Equal Prize Money For Men And Women In Elite Events in 2019 The World Surf League announced that men and women would receive equal money in elite tour events in 2019. They were the first US-based global sports league with equal pay...

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Woman Who Smells Parkinson’s Disease Helps Scientists Develop Diagnosis Test

A woman can smell Parkinson's disease with incredible accuracy, and is now helping scientists to develop a test to diagnose it. Joy Milne is a retired nurse from the Scottish town of Perth. She developed the ability to detect Parkinson's after 'sniffing' the disease on her husband 12 years...

Male Dolphins Have Wingmen Scientists Say

Humans aren't the only animal to have wingmen, according to scientists in a multi-university collaboration. Dolphins have been observed using the same techniques as well to help each other with the opposite sex. Male bottlenose dolphins have been found to form lifelong bonds, and assist one another with the task...

Penguin With Foot Condition Has Shoes Custom Orthopedic Shoes

A penguin with a foot condition has had a pair of orthopedic shoes custom-made for him to help correct a degenerative foot condition he has. Lucas, is a 4 year-old African penguin who resides in the San Diego Zoo. He was diagnosed with a condition called bumblefoot, which is...

Miss England Contestant Is First to Compete Without Makeup

Miss England contestant, Melissa Raouf, has brought the spotlight to the competition after becoming the first contestant to compete without makeup. In its 94 year history the pageant has never had a bare-faced contestant, and the move has gained Raouf a flood of support on social media. The 20-year-old...

15 Year-Old Rescue Dog Adopted After Being Returned After 12 Years

A 15 year-old rescue dog has been adopted by a new family after she was returned to the same shelter she was adopted from 12 years earlier. Netty was given up due to incontinence, a condition that is common in older dogs. Initially no one was interested in adopting...

Precision Treatment For Dementia Reverses Brain Decline In 80 Percent of Patients

A new approach to treating dementia and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) has had promising results, reversing brain decline in eighty percent of patients. In some cases, patients have increased their cognitive scores from the dementia range to normal. A team of doctors from three different institutes were looking at innovative...

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