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Newer type 2 diabetes drugs show heart protective quality in study

A newer class of type 2 diabetes drugs significantly cut the risk of death and hospitalization for heart failure compared with other medicines for the disease, according to data released on Sunday from a so-called real world study sponsored by AstraZeneca.

Reuters, Mar 20 2017

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Smoking during pregnancy tied to eye damage in kids

When women smoke during pregnancy or have underweight babies their children have a greater risk of developing a type of retina damage, a Danish study suggests.

Reuters, Mar 09 2017

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Canadian bacteria-like fossils called oldest evidence of life

Microfossils up to almost 4.3 billion years old found in Canada of microbes are similar to the bacteria that thrive today around sea floor hydrothermal vents and may represent the oldest-known evidence of life on Earth, scientists said on Wednesday.

Reuters, Mar 02 2017

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Roche trial finds new drug cocktail cuts breast cancer deaths

Roche's bid to shield its ageing but lucrative oncology franchise from cheaper copies got a lift from a trial showing a new drug cocktail kept breast cancer patients alive longer.

Reuters, Mar 02 2017

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'Alarming' superbugs a risk to people, animals and food, EU warns

Superbug bacteria found in people, animals and food across the European Union pose an "alarming" threat to public and animal health having evolved to resist widely used antibiotics, disease and safety experts warned on Wednesday.

Reuters, Feb 22 2017

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Hard to detect, China bird flu virus may be more widespread

Bird flu infection rates on Chinese poultry farms may be far higher than previously thought, because the strain of the deadly virus that has killed more than 100 people this winter is hard to detect in chickens and geese, animal health experts say.

Reuters, Feb 17 2017

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Vitamin D pills 'could stop colds or flu'

Vitamin D supplements could spare more than three million people from colds or flu in the UK each year, researchers claim.

BBC, Feb 16 2017

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‘Why munching sounds can make me angry’

Why some people become enraged by sounds such as eating or breathing has been explained by brain scan studies.

James Gallagher, Feb 16 2017

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Eight countries sign up to counter Trump's global anti-abortion move

Eight countries have joined an initiative to raise millions of dollars to replace shortfalls caused by President Donald Trump's ban on U.S.-funded groups around the world providing information on abortion, Sweden's deputy prime minister said.

Reuters, Feb 09 2017

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Treating complex phobias

Showing arachnopohobes images of spiders so briefly they remain unaware of them could help them overcome their fear, US researchers suggest.

BBC, Feb 09 2017

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Getting specific about dizziness

Dizziness is not a disease but rather a symptom that can result from a huge variety of underlying disorders or, in some cases, no disorder at all.

JANE E BRODY, Feb 09 2017

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