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US regulators OK updated version of decades-old antibiotic

U.S. regulators on Tuesday approved a modernized version of a decades-old antibiotic used to treat a number of infections.

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High pressure jobs up risk of stroke, dementia: Study

Being stressed at work was associated with a 48 per cent higher risk of atrial fibrillation.

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South Asian women breastfeed longer in the world: Unicef

Babies in South Asia are more likely to be breastfed than any other region in the world and are breastfed for longer, Unicef said in a new analysis released on Sunday.

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Menopausal hormone therapy linked to higher brain skills

Hormone therapy taken to relieve menopausal symptoms including hot flashes, fatigue, insomnia, may also play a beneficial role in improving memory and thinking skills, a study suggests.

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'Heaviest' brain tumour removed in India

Indian surgeons who removed a massive brain tumour in a marathon seven-hour procedure said Thursday it could be the heaviest ever recorded.

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Cancer 'vaccine' found effective in mice: Research

Raising hopes for a cancer vaccine for humans, Stanford researchers have eliminated all traces of cancer in mice by injecting minute amounts of two immune-stimulating agents directly into solid tumours.

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NTU scientists develop patch that helps burn fats

A team of scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singapore has found a new approach to reducing bulging tummy fats.

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Swine flu causes over 250 deaths in India's Rajasthan

The highly-contagious swine flu virus has hit Rajasthan hard as so far 253 deaths have been reported since the start of this year in the state, an official said on Tuesday.

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New findings may improve chemotherapy in cancer treatment

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have found that human cells have a way of detecting and mending DNA damage caused by some common chemotherapy drugs and to knock out this mending function may increase the potency of certain chemotherapy drugs in treatment of cancer.

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Half of world lacks access to essential health services: UN-backed report

At least half of the world's population cannot obtain essential health services, and nearly 100 million people are being pushed into extreme poverty each year due to the out-of-pocket health expenses they must pay, according to a United Nations-backed study.

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