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New source for brain’s development found New source for brain’s development found

Researchers found that the coordination of nerve-cell development is achieved through a population of glia


Woman dies after breast surgery 'carried out by tourist' Woman dies after breast surgery 'carried out by tourist'

Jie Shao is on a tourist visa and has only been in Australia for days before the incident, a court hears


US approves first cancer gene therapy US approves first cancer gene therapy

To qualify for treatment, patients must have B-cell precursor ALL that is refractory, or the patient has relapsed at least twice


Dark chocolate with olive oil may boost good cholesterol, cut BP Dark chocolate with olive oil may boost good cholesterol, cut BP

They volunteers with at least three cardiovascular risk factors, smoking, dyslipidaemia, hypertension or family history of cardiovascular disease


Eating low-fat, high-carbohydrate foods may kill you Low-fat, high-carbohydrate foods increase risk of early death

A diet high in carbohydrates of more than 60 per cent of energy is related to higher mortality


Polycystic ovary syndrome may up diabetes risk in women Polycystic ovary syndrome may up diabetes risk in women

PCOS is a hormonal disorder causing enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges


Historic 'living drug' gets go-ahead Historic 'living drug' gets go-ahead

The regulator - the US Food and Drug Administration - says its decision is a "historic" moment and medicine was now "entering a new frontier"


Eating dark chocolates may prevent diabetes: Study Eating dark chocolates may prevent diabetes: Study

According to the results of a study, compounds in cocoa increases the generation of insulin in the body


High salt intake may double heart failure risk High salt intake may double heart failure risk

High salt intake is one of the major causes of high blood pressure and an independent risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke


World Bank to give $515m for improving health services WB to give $515m for improving health services

The project will support the government in consolidating progress and filling remaining gaps in basic health services


Vitamin C jabs may stave off blood cancer: Study Vitamin C jabs may stave off blood cancer: Study

Previous studies had shown that vitamin C could stimulate the activity of TET2 and its relatives TET1 and TET3


2nd time MBBS admission seekers’ mark deduction challenged 2nd time MBBS admission seekers’ mark deduction challenged

Eunus Ali contends that the government’s decision to deduct marks is illegal and conflicting with national education policy


Hormonal IUDs safe during lactation: Study Hormonal IUDs safe during lactation: Study

New mothers often delay receiving a hormonal IUD for several weeks after delivery to ensure the hormones do not interfere with normal lactation


British mothers among the world’s worst for drinking during pregnancy British mothers among the world’s worst for drinking during pregnancy

One in 13 women who consume alcohol while expecting will go on to have a child with FASD


Oral steroids ineffective for chest infections in adults Oral steroids ineffective for chest infections in adults

Oral and inhaled steroids are effective when used for treating acute asthma and other long term respiratory diseases

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