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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

How Viagra could help halt heart attacks and strokes: “Viagra should be routinely prescribed to prevent heart attacks and strokes, researchers claimed last night. The anti-impotence pills can drastically improve the functioning of men’s hearts, Italian scientists found. They said men with heart failure who happened to be taking Viagra had far more efficient hearts than other patients. Among those with an enlarged heart due to a condition called left ventricular hypertrophy, the drug also stopped their hearts growing even bigger, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Experts believe a key ingredient in Viagra called PDE5i, which relaxes blood vessels, also prevents damage to heart cells. A team from Sapienza University in Rome looked at 24 studies involving 1,622 men, and published the findings in the journal BMC Medicine. Lead researcher Andrea Isidori called for the drug to be tested on women with heart disease, and said that if the results of larger studies matched his findings, Viagra could be prescribed for heart conditions.

Scientist swallows 50 homeopathic sleeping pills in one go – with no neffect: “Homeopathy has long been slated as witchcraft, due to the lack of proper scientific evidence that it works. Now, one scientist has taken matters into her own hands to prove the point. Yvette d’Entremont, a forensic chemist from southern California, filmed herself downing 50 homeopathic sleeping tablets in one go to prove they were nothing but ‘sugar pills’ with no active ingredients. Ninety minutes later, she reported feeling no different – and says this proves thousands of people the world over are being misled. Her experiment was part of her campaign to stop national pharmacy retailers in the U.S. selling homeopathic products, which, as she puts it ‘have no f***ing medicine’ in them. ‘In the homeopathic remedies that are sold over the counter, they dilute the medications to the point where there is no measurable dose of the alleged active ingredient.”

Sheep munch through £4,000 of cannabis plants dumped in their field: “A flock of sheep were left feeling rather woolly-headed after accidentally munching on thousands of pounds worth of cannabis plants. The animals began stumbling about after getting high on seven bags of the intoxicating plant, which had been dumped in their field. Police won’t be taking action against the sheep for tucking into their illegal meal, but are determined to catch the “irresponsible” crooks who grew and discarded the class B drug. The £4,000 hoard of cannabis plants, each about 3ft tall, was found by the flock at the edge of Fanny’s Farm in Merstham, Surrey. Farm shop manager Nellie Budd said: “My sheep being inquisitive had an interesting feast on it. They weren’t quite on their backs with legs in the air but they probably had the munchies. “They haven’t had any other side effects but I’ll tell you about the meat next week.”

Treasure chest: “Most people keep their naked selfies for private use – but not Gabi Grecko. To keep things fresh while living on opposite sides of the world to her husband-to-be, the 25-year-old lad’s mag model has been sending sexy topless shots to her fiancé Geoffrey Edelsten, 71, the most recent on Sunday – while also sharing them with Daily Mail Australia and fans on Instagram. Clearly feeling a crafty, Miami-born Gabi used glue to stick glitter and jewels all over her chest, revealing to Daily Mail Australia that she was so comfortable in her own skin she even popped out to do the shopping and attend an art opening in New York like that. With her breasts fully on show and just a small sequinned cover up over her shoulders, the DJ said she wasn’t phased by the reaction of surprised onlookers. ‘I live in the West Village people expect different outfits but I’m sure a few people were a little surprised,’ she admitted.”

A pint of beer a day ‘can double men’s fertility’: “If you fancy a pint after work then this might be the perfect excuse. Because according to researchers, drinking a pint of beer a day doubles a man’s odds of becoming a father. But the same study showed that if you want to start a family, it could be a good idea to cut down on coffee – as just two cups a day seemed to slash a couple’s odds of having a baby. A second study has also shown that vegetarians have lower sperm counts than other men – with the sperm they made was of poorer quality. In the first study, researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston studied 105 men whose wives and girlfriends were undergoing IVF. The men, who had an average age of 37, filled in an extensive dietary questionnaire that included questions about alcohol intake and caffeinated drinks. The Reproductive Medicine conference in Honolulu heard that soy products eaten as meat and dairy substitutes could be the problem. Dr Eliza Orzylowska, from the Loma Linda University Medical Centre in California, said: ‘We found diet significantly affects sperm quality. Vegetarian and vegan diets were associated with much lower sperm counts.”

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