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Distinct ME stages found, says study Distinct ME stages found, says study 02/27/2015 07:31 PM
Scientists say they have found distinct changes in the immune systems of patients with ME or chronic fatigue syndrome, which could lead to better diagnosis and treatment.
Cut music to 'an hour a day' - WHO Cut music to 'an hour a day' - WHO 02/27/2015 07:27 AM
People should listen to music for no more than one hour a day to protect their hearing, the World Health Organization suggests.
Age-related leukaemia cases may soar Age-related leukaemia cases may soar 02/26/2015 08:17 PM
It is "almost inevitable" that your blood will take the first steps towards leukaemia as you age, researchers show.
'Give HIV drugs to healthy gay men' 'Give HIV drugs to healthy gay men' 02/24/2015 02:12 PM
Healthy gay men should be offered daily HIV drugs to prevent infections, say campaigners.
India urges calm on deadly swine flu India urges calm on deadly swine flu 02/25/2015 02:47 PM
The Indian health minister urges the public not to panic as the number of deaths so far this year from swine flu passes 900 from 16,000 cases.
WHO 'taken aback' by measles outbreaks WHO 'taken aback' by measles outbreaks 02/25/2015 04:56 AM
Measles vaccinations must be immediately stepped up across Europe and central Asia after a series of outbreaks, the World Health Organization says.
Skin clues to Alzheimer's disease Skin clues to Alzheimer's disease 02/25/2015 03:42 AM
Scientists have proposed a new idea for detecting brain conditions including Alzheimer's - a skin test.
UK approves three-person babies UK approves three-person babies 02/24/2015 01:36 PM
The UK has now become the first country to approve laws to allow the creation of babies from three people.
Peanut allergy 'cut by early exposure' Peanut allergy 'cut by early exposure' 02/23/2015 03:46 PM
Eating peanut products as a baby dramatically cuts the risk of allergy, a study suggests.
Call for global single-use syringes Call for global single-use syringes 02/23/2015 02:04 AM
Smart syringes that can be used only once should be used for injections, the World Health Organization has announced.

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If Supreme Court says no, they'd lose health insurance help If Supreme Court says no, they'd lose health insurance help 02/26/2015 11:42 AM
CHICAGO (AP) -- Millions of Americans have a big personal stake in next Wednesday's Supreme Court challenge to the nation's health care law: Can they legally continue to get subsidies to help pay for their insurance? If the court says no, people across more than 30 states could lose federal subsidies for their premiums....
Panel: Use new meningitis vaccines only for outbreaks Panel: Use new meningitis vaccines only for outbreaks 02/26/2015 03:24 PM
ATLANTA (AP) -- A federal panel on Thursday recommended that two new meningitis vaccines only be used for rare outbreaks, resisting tearful pleas to give it routinely to teens and college students....
Heat blamed for spray vaccine's failure against swine flu Heat blamed for spray vaccine's failure against swine flu 02/26/2015 04:42 PM
ATLANTA (AP) -- The makers of the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine say now they know why it has failed to protect young U.S. children against swine flu - fragile doses got too warm....
Ebola doctor: Media, politicians fueled the public's fear Ebola doctor: Media, politicians fueled the public's fear 02/25/2015 09:43 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- A doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola virus and rode the subway system and dined out before he developed symptoms said the media and politicians could have done a better job by educating people on the science of it instead of focusing on their fears....
NYC mayor defends deal oral suction circumcision ritual NYC mayor defends deal oral suction circumcision ritual 02/26/2015 08:43 AM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio is defending New York City's tentative agreement with members of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community over a tradition known as oral suction circumcision....
UK 1st country to allow creation of embryos from 3 people UK 1st country to allow creation of embryos from 3 people 02/25/2015 05:18 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Britain has become the first country in the world to allow the creation of human embryos from the DNA of three people, a technique intended to help mothers avoid passing on genetically degenerative diseases to their babies....
3 men 1st to get reconstructed bionic hands after amputation 3 men 1st to get reconstructed bionic hands after amputation 02/25/2015 04:28 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Three Austrians have replaced injured hands with bionic ones that they can control using nerves and muscles transplanted into their arms from their legs....
Call for study to settle if anesthesia poses risk to babies Call for study to settle if anesthesia poses risk to babies 02/25/2015 03:25 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Studies of baby animals have long suggested that going under anesthesia can have some harmful effects on a developing brain. Now some scientists want to find out whether those same drugs may pose subtle risks for human babies and toddlers....
Suits filed against scope maker in superbug infection Suits filed against scope maker in superbug infection 02/26/2015 12:06 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Two lawsuits target the maker of a medical scope linked to the outbreak of a superbug at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center....
Panel: Base quarantines, other outbreak decisions on science Panel: Base quarantines, other outbreak decisions on science 02/26/2015 10:01 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attempts to quarantine health workers returning from Ebola-stricken West Africa were a mistake, the president's bioethics advisers said Thursday....
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