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Beloved first lady had a lobotomy

Published 04/08/2011 | 05:00

Eva 'Evita' Peron was given a lobotomy to ease her pain and suffering while she was dying of cancer, according to new research. The controversial treatment was kept a state secret for 59 years.

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The charismatic second wife of the late Argentine president, Juan Peron, died at 33 during the height of her popularity and after months of illness.

Man attempts to split atom at home

A Swedish man who was arrested after trying to split atoms in his kitchen said yesterday he was only doing it as a hobby.

Richard Handl said he had the radioactive elements radium, americium and uranium in his apartment. The 31-year-old added that he had tried for months to set up a nuclear reactor at home.

'Dead' baby wakes up in funeral home

Brazilian police said a newborn girl was saved from being buried alive when she started crying at a funeral home that she had been taken to after being declared dead.

A police statement said the 14-year-old mother was seven months pregnant when she gave birth on Tuesday. The hospital reported that the baby died moments after being born. The body was sent to a funeral home and as the undertaker was preparing it for burial, the girl started crying. The baby was rushed back to the hospital and placed in an intensive care.

Cancer drug hits cells' sweet tooth

A cancer drug has been developed that attacks tumour cells by targeting their sweet tooth. Many cancers crave sugar and have an appetite for glucose not possessed by healthy cells.

They rely on sugar to produce energy, but this also gives them a potential Achilles' heel. A new drug, STF-31, kills cancer cells by reducing the amount of glucose they can ingest, thereby robbing them of their energy source.

Mills says 'Mirror' hacked her phone

Heather Mills is telling the BBC that a senior editorial figure with the Trinity Mirror group of newspapers has told her that her voicemail had been intercepted.

In a telephone interview for BBC's 'Newsnight' yesterday, the ex-wife of former Beatle Paul McCartney named the journalist who informed her of the hacking, but the BBC bleeped out the person's name. 'The Mirror' has come under increased scrutiny following revelations that the 'News of the World', published by rival News International, hacked into the phones.

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