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Nut consumption reduces risks of cancer & stroke: researchers say

Nut consumption reduces risks of cancer & stroke: researchers say

Adding a handful of nuts to diet not only keeps heart healthy but also reduces risks of deadly diseases like cancer and stroke, a new study suggested.

Researchers discover rare superbug gene at US pig farm

Researchers discover rare superbug gene at US pig farm

Pointing to a troubling new path for the potential spreading of drug-resistant pathogens, researchers have discovered a rare superbug gene at an American pig farm.

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Even one cigarette a day increases odds of early death: study

Even one cigarette a day increases odds of early death: study

Even those who smoke just a single cigarette a day face a higher risk of an early death than those who don’t smoke at all, according to a new research.

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Texas’ new rules over fetal remains could attract legal action

Texas’ new rules over fetal remains could attract legal action

The Satanic Temple has severely condemned the Texas Department of Health & Human Services’ new rules that require burial or cremation of aborted fetal remains.

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Australian students reproduce $750 malaria drug for just $2 per dose

Australian students reproduce $750 malaria drug for just $2 per dose

A group of Australian students successfully reproduced an active ingredient for a life-saving, anti-parasitic drug called Daraprim for just $2 per dose, a little fraction of the drug’s current list price of $750 a dose.

Global media, pharmaceutical executives and others have praising the students from Sydney Grammar School, saying they proved that of that science and technology will solve problems of human suffering in the 21st century.

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Spending more time outdoors reduces nearsightedness: study

Spending more time outdoors reduces nearsightedness: study

Those who spend more time outdoors early in their lives receive some additional protection against nearsightedness, a new study published suggested.

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Religious thoughts stimulate same part of brain as love, drugs, music and sex: study

Religious thoughts stimulate same part of brain as love, drugs, music and sex

Religious thoughts, love, drugs and sex all stimulate the same part of a person’s brain, a new conducted by University of Utah researchers suggested.

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Light-to-moderate alcohol consumption linked to reduced stroke risk

Light-to-moderate alcohol consumption linked to reduced stroke risk

Light-to-moderate consumption of alcohol reduces risk of ischemic stroke, a fresh review of more than two dozen previous studies suggested.

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Avian flu outbreaks hit several European and Asian territories

Avian flu outbreaks hit several European and Asian territories

An increasing number of European and Asian territories are being hit by the highly pathogenic virus H5N8, which is commonly known as avian flu, the World Organisation for Animal Health confirmed.

New pre-IVF treatment calculator predicts odds of having a baby

New pre-IVF treatment calculator predicts odds of having a baby

A team of British researchers claimed to have developed a pre-treatment calculator that allows couples see their chances of success with in vitro fertilization (IVF) even before completion of the first cycle of treatment.

Traditionally, doctors have been reluctant to estimate a woman’s odds of having a baby before she completes at least one cycle of IVF. But the new calculator allows women to get an estimate of their odds before IIVF’s first cycle.

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