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Elite athletes should get heart screening, says expert Elite athletes should get heart screening, says expert

Olympic athletes should have tailored heart screening to check for life-threatening conditions before…


Ebola crisis prompts $100m WHO emergency fund
Ebola crisis prompts $100m WHO emergency fund

The World Health Organization is to set up a $100m (£63m) emergency contingency fund following…


Elderly people who exercise 'live five years longer' Elderly people who exercise 'live five years longer'

Regular exercise in old age has as powerful an effect on life expectancy as giving up smoking, researchers…


'Home-brewed morphine' made possible 'Home-brewed morphine' made possible

Scientists have figured out how to brew morphine using the same kit used to make beer at home. They…


Potential new painkiller provides longer lasting effects Potential new painkiller provides longer lasting effects

Medications have long been used to treat pain caused by injury or chronic conditions. Unfortunately,…


Natural substance to prevent dental plaque identified Natural substance to prevent dental plaque identified

An amino acid found naturally in meat, poultry, fish and dairy products breaks down dental plaque, which…


Humble onion gives rise to artificial muscle Humble onion gives rise to artificial muscle

In a pioneering feat, a group of researchers from National Taiwan University has created an artificial…


PM opens Bone Marrow Transplantation Centre at Dhaka CMH PM opens Bone Marrow Transplantation Centre at Dhaka CMH

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday inaugurated the Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT) Centre, the…


Yaba causes depression, dementia Yaba causes depression, dementia

Youngsters who take narcotic drug Yaba may face a gradual loss of their memory and inability to make…


HIV home test kit goes on sale in UK HIV home test kit goes on sale in UK

The first legally approved HIV self-test kit that allows people to get a result in 15 minutes at home…


Exercise \'not key to obesity fight\' Exercise \'not key to obesity fight\'

Physical activity has little role in tackling obesity - and instead public health messages should squarely…


Ebola drug cures monkeys infected with virus Ebola drug cures monkeys infected with virus

An experimental Ebola drug cured all three monkeys intentionally infected with the virus, scientists…


Your child and diabetes Your child and diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes in children: 90 to 95 per cent of under 16s with…


Being overweight \'reduces dementia risk\' Being overweight \'reduces dementia risk\'

Being overweight cuts the risk of dementia, according to the largest and most precise investigation…


Plucking hairs \'can make more grow\' Plucking hairs \'can make more grow\'

Plucking hairs in a precise pattern can make even more pop up in their place, a US study suggests. Playing…


Japanese Ebola test gives results in 11 minutes: Researcher Japanese Ebola test gives results in 11 minutes: Researcher

TOKYO: The breakthrough by Nagasaki University's Institute of Tropical Medicine will allow medics…


Why Dutch people are so tall? Why Dutch people are so tall?

The Netherlands is the land of giants: on average, its women stand almost 1.71 metres (5.6 feet) tall,…


Top 10 low calorie late evening snacks Top 10 low calorie late evening snacks

If you are suffering from hunger pangs at around 7.30 pm, but don't want to indulge in your favourite…


New nursing code of conduct launched after string of scandals New nursing code of conduct launched after string of scandals

LONDON: A new code of conduct has been launched by the body that oversees 670,000 nurses and midwives…


How To Be Sexy: 7 Weird (But True) Rules Of Attraction How To Be Sexy: 7 Weird (But True) Rules Of Attraction

Tossing your hair and licking your lips? Please—amateur night! There are more surprising (and…


Meningitis B vaccine deal agreed Meningitis B vaccine deal agreed

Health Secretary Shona Robison has confirmed that a vaccine for meningitis B will be made available…


Yawning is body\'s \'thermostat\' Yawning is body\'s \'thermostat\'

Like a computer the brain works best when it is cool, but putting too great a strain on it can lead…


E-cigarettes: Helping smokers quit, or fueling a new addiction? E-cigarettes: Helping smokers quit, or fueling a new addiction?

It's a portable piece of technology providing seemingly bottomless access to a drug craved by more…


Mosquitoes \'could bring exotic diseases to UK\' Mosquitoes \'could bring exotic diseases to UK\'

Mosquitoes could bring diseases such as dengue fever and West Nile virus to the UK within the next few…


WHO Agency: Weed Killer Ingredient \'Probably\' Causes Cancer WHO Agency: Weed Killer Ingredient \'Probably\' Causes Cancer

The World Health Organization's cancer arm said Friday that an ingredient in the world's most…


\'Ebola-proof\' tablet device developed \'Ebola-proof\' tablet device developed

A tablet device that can withstand being doused in chlorine has been developed to help medics caring…


Starting school late bad for your kids Starting school late bad for your kids

While children who are older when they start school do well academically and socially in the short term,…


New \'mind\' diet may cut Alzheimer\'s risk by half New \'mind\' diet may cut Alzheimer\'s risk by half

A new diet which researchers say is easier to follow than the Mediterranean diet may help lower the…


10 signs you may have kidney disease 10 signs you may have kidney disease

Over 90 percent of people with signs of kidney disease are unaware of it. March is National Kidney Month,…


Breastfeeding \'linked to higher IQ\' Breastfeeding \'linked to higher IQ\'

A long-term study has pointed to a link between breastfeeding and intelligence. The research in Brazil…


Are beards unhygienic? Are beards unhygienic?

    Studies have found beards harbour more bacteria than clean-shaven faces    …


You may be your germs: Microbe genes slipped into human DNA, study says You may be your germs: Microbe genes slipped into human DNA, study says

Evolutionary diagrams usually connect humans and monkeys with common primate ancestors, but now, scientists…


US Health Worker With Ebola Headed Home for Treatment US Health Worker With Ebola Headed Home for Treatment

An American health worker infected with Ebola is heading back to the United States for treatment at…


High cholesterol stops vitamin E from reaching tissues High cholesterol stops vitamin E from reaching tissues

New York: High cholesterol and triglycerides levels in the body can prevent the essential vitamin…


Experts call for a tobacco-free world by 2040 Experts call for a tobacco-free world by 2040

A world virtually free of tobacco and its devastating health consequences could be a reality within…


Alzheimer\'s breakthrough as ultrasound successfully treats disease in mice Alzheimer\'s breakthrough as ultrasound successfully treats disease in mice

Scientists believe they may have found a new weapon in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease –…


HRT-users \'may risk clots and stroke\', study finds HRT-users \'may risk clots and stroke\', study finds

Women on HRT pills should be aware that there is a small chance of an increased risk of blood clots…


Warning over young diabetics\' health Warning over young diabetics\' health

A "worryingly high" number of children with type-1 diabetes have warning signs of long-term…


Chronic Pain Sufferers Find New Relief in \'MELT Method\' Chronic Pain Sufferers Find New Relief in \'MELT Method\'

For Marisa Merliss, movement is life. A dancer and a fitness model, she has even starred in workout…

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