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NHS to 'unlock secrets' using DNA NHS to 'unlock secrets' using DNA 12/22/2014 02:22 AM
A new genetics project could help "unlock a series of secrets about devastating diseases" including cancer and rare genetic disorders, the NHS says.
Asthma inhalers 'not used properly' Asthma inhalers 'not used properly' 12/19/2014 05:00 PM
Charities warn patients are not being taught how to use potentially life-saving asthma inhalers and allergy auto-injectors correctly.
Stem cell scandal scientist resigns Stem cell scandal scientist resigns 12/19/2014 05:27 AM
A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.
Ebola kills top Sierra Leone doctor Ebola kills top Sierra Leone doctor 12/19/2014 10:51 AM
One of Sierra Leone's top doctors, Victor Willoughby, died from Ebola hours after the arrival of experimental drug ZMab, medical officials say.
EU approves first stem cell therapy EU approves first stem cell therapy 12/19/2014 06:48 AM
A stem cell therapy has been approved for widespread medical use in the EU for the first time.
Painkillers 'cut skin cancer risk' Painkillers 'cut skin cancer risk' 12/18/2014 06:57 PM
Regularly taking painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen may help protect against some forms of skin cancer, research suggests.
Brain's 'internal compass' found Brain's 'internal compass' found 12/18/2014 06:46 PM
The precise part of the brain that gives people a sense of direction has been pinpointed by scientists.
Obesity 'could be a disability' - EU Obesity 'could be a disability' - EU 12/18/2014 06:26 AM
Obesity can constitute a disability if the health effects have an impact on people's working lives, the European Court of Justice rules.
Autism link to air pollution raised Autism link to air pollution raised 12/18/2014 02:26 AM
A link between autism and air pollution during pregnancy has been suggested by scientists.
Drug allergy: Culprit protein found Drug allergy: Culprit protein found 12/18/2014 02:25 AM
Scientists uncover a single protein that could be responsible for drug allergies, on the surface of cells.

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Do heart patients fare better when doctors away? Do heart patients fare better when doctors away? 12/22/2014 02:48 PM
CHICAGO (AP) -- Doctors joke that if you're going to have a heart attack, the safest place would be at a big national gathering of heart specialists. But a new study suggests some older hospitalized heart patients may fare better when these doctors aren't around....
Cambodia 'doctor' faces murder rap in HIV outbreak Cambodia 'doctor' faces murder rap in HIV outbreak 12/22/2014 08:58 AM
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- An unlicensed medical practitioner suspected of negligently infecting more than 100 villagers in northwestern Cambodia with the virus that causes AIDS was charged Monday with murder and other crimes, a prosecutor said....
Consumer group sues Aetna, alleges discrimination Consumer group sues Aetna, alleges discrimination 12/22/2014 05:20 PM
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A consumer advocacy group has filed a class-action lawsuit against Aetna Inc. saying a new policy violates the privacy of people with HIV and AIDS by requiring them to get their medications from its mail-order pharmacy....
Abandoned asbestos mines still a hazard in India Abandoned asbestos mines still a hazard in India 12/22/2014 01:49 AM
RORO VILLAGE, India (AP) -- Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages in eastern India. Three decades after the mines were abandoned, nothing has been done to remove the enormous, hazardous piles of broken rocks and powdery dust left behind....
Kansas says new virus found after resident's death Kansas says new virus found after resident's death 12/22/2014 05:15 PM
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- A new virus thought to be carried by ticks or other insects has been discovered following the death of a southeast Kansas resident during the summer, public health officials said Monday....
Tour agents: N. Korea may soon lift Ebola restrictions Tour agents: N. Korea may soon lift Ebola restrictions 12/20/2014 03:36 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- North Korea, never a country to take the threat of foreign invasion lightly, has been under virtual lockdown since October to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders. But two leading travel agencies that specialize in the small but growing North Korea market say they have confirmed that the North may be ready to open up its doors again soon....
Liberia holds Senate vote amid Ebola fears Liberia holds Senate vote amid Ebola fears 12/20/2014 12:04 PM
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Health workers carrying thermometers and sanitizers manned polling stations across Liberia on Saturday as voters cast their ballots in a twice-delayed Senate election that has been criticized for its potential to spread the deadly Ebola disease....
European court rules obesity can be a disability European court rules obesity can be a disability 12/18/2014 08:15 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Obesity can be a disability, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday - a decision that could have widespread consequences across the 28-nation bloc for the way in which employers deal with severely overweight staff....
Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths 12/19/2014 06:52 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states....
WHO: Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000 WHO: Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000 12/20/2014 08:20 AM
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- The worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people, with many of the latest deaths reported in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon continued his tour of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa on Saturday....
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