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New drug can fight even drug-resistant malaria with single $1 dose

A new drug manufactured by the University of Dundee's Drug Discovery Unit will be helpful in fighting the drug-resistant malarial strains and is priced at just $1 for a single dose.


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Link between pregnant women exposed to DDT and breast cancer found

A new study has found a link between pregnant women exposed to DDT and the breast-cancer risk to their daughters. The study published on Tuesday in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism tracked the daughters...


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Avocados may help in treating blood cancer

A new study has found that the compounds derived from avocados could help in treating leukemia, a cancer of the blood cells. The researchers claim that the compounds do that by targeting the root of the disease - leukemia stem cells...


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Cigarette smoking causes lung cancer & 11 more cancers

A new study has suggested that 11 more types of cancers aside from lung cancer, are caused by cigarette smoking. The findings of the study were published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The researchers said that around 50%...


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Women trained to counter sexual assault less likely to be raped: study

A new study done by researchers in Canada has found that female university students who completed 12 hours of training on resisting sexual assaults are less likely to be the victims of rapes and attempted rapes.


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Childhood cat ownership linked to schizophrenia later in life

A new study has found that having cat as a pet in childhood can lead to schizophrenia later in life. The researchers said that it can happen due to the exposure to Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite that is present in cat...


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Doctors perform rare 9-way kidney transplant successfully

In a rare surgery, doctors at two hospitals, UCSF and California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco last week performed 18 surgeries to conduct a nine-way kidney transplant that took place over two days.


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60% chance that your toothbrush has poo

A new study has revealed that it is quite possible that billions of humans could be brushing their teeth with the poo of other people. The researchers at an American university found that dental...


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Female libido boosting drug faces FDA test

Some specialists in reproductive and urological health will meet in Washington today to hold talks over the safety and effectiveness of an experimental drug flibanserin, which can increase the sex drive of a woman.


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Bacteria could give you Type 2 diabetes

A new study has found that bacteria may give humans Type 2 diabetes. The finding is significant as it could help in the development of vaccine to prevent Type-2 diabetes.


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Over 200 schools close as MERS outbreak spreads in South Korea

Over 200 primary schools in South Korea were shut down today as the nation struggled to curb an outbreak of the MERS virus. The deadly virus has already infected 30, claimed two lives and sparked panic across the country.


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Michigan doctors will need to inform women with dense breast tissue

A new law has come into effect in Michigan from Monday under which women with dense breast tissue must be notified in writing and encouraged to consider additional tests, requirements supporters say...


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South Korea reports first MERS deaths

South Korea today reported its first deaths from an outbreak of the MERS virus. The recent outbreak has infected 25 people in the country so far and has raised serious concerns not only in South Korea but its neighboring...


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Beijing's new smoking ban comes into effect Monday

Beijing has imposed a tough new smoking ban from today, threatening to name and shame repeat offenders on Internet and charging fines 20 times higher than existing penalties.


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New immunotherapy can save lives of many cancer patients

Researchers have claimed that a new type of cancer therapy in which body is taught to attack tumours can save the lives of tens of thousands of patients. Experts are of the view that the new treatment could emerge...


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Genetically modified virus 'cures' skin cancer patients

In a first, a genetically engineered virus has been used by researchers to "cure" patients of skin cancer. The success of this technique has raised hopes of an end to chemotherapy in the future.


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Depression increases death risk in heart failure patients

A new study has found that depression increased the death risk in heart failure patients. Heart failure is a life-threatening condition in which heart muscle are unable to pump enough blood around the body. The symptoms...


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Scientists identify sex-switching mosquito gene, that may help in curbing

It is an established fact that female mosquitoes' bites because they need food for developing eggs and researchers are of the view that the transmission of mosquito-borne diseases can be curbed by having higher...


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Family history has no bearing on breast cancer recovery

A new study has found that women who are diagnosed with breast cancer and have a family history of the deadly disease could recover after treatment just as well as other women with the disease.


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Dense breast tissue not always a high cancer risk: Study

A new study has found that dense breast tissue is not always linked to a high risk of breast cancer. It is notable that women with dense breasts are often advised by the doctors to undergo extra tests like ultrasound...


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Increase in edible marijuana across US could create major trouble

The popularity of edible marijuana products is rising across the US and this is not going to surprise anyone. The rise in growing popularity sends a clear message that marijuana legislation is now becoming standard procedure...


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CDC releases Death Map of the US

Centers for Disease Control on Thursday published a new map which charts the most distinctive causes of death in all 50 states of the US. The map shows that people in Alaska are more likely to die in boating or...


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Specialty drugs driving sharp rise in cost of prescriptions

A new analysis presented by Express Scripts has showed that number of Americans with yearly prescription drug budget more than $100,000 has increased by three times.


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Celiac disease linked to higher risk of nerve damage

A new study has found that people suffering from celiac disease are more at risk of having nerve damage. For the study, a team of researchers from Sweden looked at more than 28,000 people with celiac disease and a "control"...


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WHO not to replace international classification for disease system

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that it has no plan to replace international classification on disease systems but would provide guidance.


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$100BLN spent on cancer treatment worldwide in 2014

A new study has found that around USD 100 billion was spent worldwide on cancer consultations, medicines and diagnostics tests last year. "$100 billion is a significant proportion of total spending on...


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ER visits up under Obamacare, doctors say

Emergency room visits have jumped after the introduction of Obamacare, doctors claim. The claim undercuts the major selling points of President Barack Obama's ambitious health care law, which was put forward and...


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New insight into gene therapy for retinal disease

A new study has found that gene therapy for leber congenital amaurosis (LCA) - an inherited disorder that causes blindness starting in childhood - could help in improving the eyesight of the patients and the sensitivity...


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Binge drinking ups heart attack risk, finds study

A new study has found that binge drinking increases heart attack risk by over 70 per cent. The researchers noted that the dangers are greatest within the first hour of starting to consume large amounts of alcohol...


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Bird flu arrives in north, millions of chickens & turkeys doomed

A highly contagious form of bird flu has arrived in Missouri and Kansas after spelling doom for millions of hens recently at an egg facility in Iowa. The spread of the disease forced the governors of Wisconsin and...


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