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Analysis: Millions wasted on shoddy flu drug, Tamiflu

Analysis: Millions wasted on shoddy flu drug, Tamiflu Watch

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It's an especially harsh analysis for a drug that many people keep in their bathroom mirror for a sudden outbreak of the sniffles. A new analysis ...

Deadly H5N1 bird flu virus could easily mutate to spread from human to human

Deadly H5N1 bird flu virus could easily mutate to spread from human to human Watch

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The avian flu, or H5N1 virus was so deadly scientists once halted research as governments feared it might be used by terrorists to stage a ...

Scottish scientists successfully regenerate organ in mouse - could humans be next?

Scottish scientists successfully regenerate organ in mouse - could humans be next? Watch

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A breakthrough which may pave the way for the technique to be used in humans has been uncovered by Scottish scientists. Researchers have been ...

New drug used to treat breast cancer heralded as 'quite groundbreaking'

New drug used to treat breast cancer heralded as 'quite groundbreaking' Watch

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An important treatment option in the fight against breast cancer may be waiting in the wings. Researchers say a new type of drug could help ...

Delicious Earl Grey tea found to have hidden health benefit

Delicious Earl Grey tea found to have hidden health benefit Watch

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Many drink it for its taste and the enjoyment it brings, without thought of it being "good for them." Scientists now say that Earl Grey tea can ...

Deaf since birth, woman hears - for the first time

Deaf since birth, woman hears - for the first time Watch

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Deaf since birth, 40-year-old Joanne Milne received cochlear implants - and is now learning to hear the world for the very first time. Electronic ...

Two people in United Kingdom contract tuberculosis - from their cats

Two people in United Kingdom contract tuberculosis - from their cats Watch

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Tuberculosis has roared back into the public consciousness with the spread of a new drug-resistant strain. There are reports from the United ...

New procedure may replace intrusive method for diagnosis of bowel issues

New procedure may replace intrusive method for diagnosis of bowel issues Watch

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If one is accused of putting on airs, some people suggest that yours doesn't stink. In more serious news - the smell of feces may now diagnose ...

World is now 80 percent polio free, WHO says

World is now 80 percent polio free, WHO says Watch

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Amidst all the bad news the world has to offer, here is a ray of sunshine: the World Health Organization has declared that the world is now 80 ...

Do three peaches a day keep breast cancer away?

Do three peaches a day keep breast cancer away? Watch

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According to a new study, eating three peaches a day could help people beat breast cancer. Research conducted by U.S. scientists have found that ...

Stem cell model for bipolar disorder may lead to new treatments

Stem cell model for bipolar disorder may lead to new treatments Watch

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Bipolar disorder is one of the ore common examples of mental illness. Those who suffer from bipolar disorder suffer drastic mood swings - from ...

Misty, the Girl I Never Met

Misty, the Girl I Never Met Watch

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By Tara K. E. Brelinsky

As though it were yesterday, I recall the upset in their voices on the day they discussed the doctor's recommendation for a feeding tube. ...

World needs coordinated response to new tuberculosis epidemic

World needs coordinated response to new tuberculosis epidemic Watch

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The alarming uptick in tuberculosis, or TB cases worldwide demands a coordinated, global reaction lawmakers say. An ancient disease, TB remains ...

Powerful new strain of TB has emerged, already killing 500K per year

Powerful new strain of TB has emerged, already killing 500K per year Watch

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Tuberculosis has been making a comeback for several years and appears to have taken permanent root in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Nearly ...

32,000 kids infected with drug-resistant tuberculosis - annually

32,000 kids infected with drug-resistant tuberculosis - annually Watch

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The extremely worrisome strain of drug-resistant tuberculosis, or TB is making strides in new infections of the world's child population. A new ...

Cancer detected in young man's skeleton from ancient Egypt

Cancer detected in young man's skeleton from ancient Egypt Watch

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Too often, cancer is believed to be the cause of a modern lifestyle - many common cancers are linked to such bad habits as smoking and obesity. ...

Report: Women 60 years or older have one in six chance of getting Alzheimer's disease

Report: Women 60 years or older have one in six chance of getting Alzheimer's disease Watch

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According to a report from the Alzheimer's Association, women 60 years and older have a one in six chance of contracting Alzheimer's in their ...

Use of statins to control multiple sclerosis to go into large trials

Use of statins to control multiple sclerosis to go into large trials Watch

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The University College London has announced that large trials in the use of statins to control multiple sclerosis, or MS can now begin. According ...

Scientists may have found 'morning after' gel to protect against HIV/AIDS

Scientists may have found 'morning after' gel to protect against HIV/AIDS Watch

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The human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, has been controlled with protease inhibitor medications over the past ...

Fearful 'superbugs' may be cured by ordinary painkillers

Fearful 'superbugs' may be cured by ordinary painkillers Watch

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"Superbugs," diseases which seem immune to the most advanced reaches of science, may in fact be vanquished with something you may have in your ...

Malaria cases spread to higher elevations

Malaria cases spread to higher elevations Watch

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Malaria cases are increasing in higher elevations according to an article published in the American Association for the Advancement of Science's ...

Lots of proteins can BE BAD FOR YOU! 'As bad for health as smoking,' new study finds

Lots of proteins can BE BAD FOR YOU! 'As bad for health as smoking,' new study finds Watch

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Protein is usually thought as being essential for a healthy diet. There is too much of a good thing, doctors warn. A new study has proven that ...

Birthing centers not provided for under health care reform

Birthing centers not provided for under health care reform Watch

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Birthing centers have become an alternative for many couples expecting children. These centers are staffed by midwives, and eschew drugs to ...

OUTBREAK: 53 people in 10 states stricken with measles

OUTBREAK: 53 people in 10 states stricken with measles Watch

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Childhood vaccines were being blamed for high rates of autism in the United States a few years ago. As a result, many parents refused to have ...

Popular overdose drug rises in cost, to keep up with demand

Popular overdose drug rises in cost, to keep up with demand Watch

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Naloxone hydrochloride, which also goes under the name of Narcan, is used to treat opium-based drug overdoses. While highly effective in ...

ANCIENT SCOURGE: leprosy, still very much alive in the world today, goes back 10 million years

ANCIENT SCOURGE: leprosy, still very much alive in the world today, goes back 10 million years Watch

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Leprosy, a debilitating disease that attacks both the skin and nerves, has plagued mankind before Biblical times. A new study claims that leprosy ...

CONTROVERSY: Is dyslexia a 'meaningless label' to excuse bad reading skills?

CONTROVERSY: Is dyslexia a 'meaningless label' to excuse bad reading skills? Watch

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Educational Psychologist Professor Julian Elliott is hopping mad. He says that dyslexia, a condition that makes the subject read letters ...

Horrid polio-like disease stalking children in California, may be very widespread

Horrid polio-like disease stalking children in California, may be very widespread Watch

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A serious and unknown disease is stalking children in California and possibly across the rest of the nation. An illness, quite similar to polio, has ...