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New faster, cheaper blood test for accurate asthma diagnosis

A new faster, cheaper and more accurate handheld tool for diagnosing even mild cases of asthma using just a single drop of blood has been developed.  Thinkstock

A new faster, cheaper and more accurate handheld tool for diagnosing even mild cases of asthma using...

Healthy diet can help ease Asthma symptoms: StudyFibre rich diet may ward off asthma
A woman smokes a large joint before The Global Marijuana March in Toronto (Reuters)
Casual pot use causes brain abnormalities in the young, shows study
Young, casual marijuana smokers experience potentially harmful changes to their brains, with the dru...

Antibiotics improve growth in kids in developing countries

Researchers analysed the results of 10 trials involving 4,316 children aged one month to 12 years in...

Facebook friends may signal relationship troubles

People who add new romantic interests to their Facebook "friends" list while in a romantic relations...

New approach to restore Penicillin's combating power

Penicillin is currently losing a lot of battles it once won against bacterial infections.

Hungry people more aggressive towards spouses

Angry at your spouse? Have a snack before you snap!
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Living organ regenerated for first time
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Binge drinkers are slower to heal their wounds
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Scientists making human body parts in laboratories now
Scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in the laboratory in a bold attempt to make hum...
Chinese people have faster eye movements
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Watching movies synchronises viewers' brains
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Couch potatoes date back 7,000 years
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Beans, peas can reduce bad cholesterol
Eating one serving a day of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils can significantly reduce 'bad choleste...
Brain part behind gambling addiction found
Cambridge scientists have found that the activation of a part of the brain, called insula, is respon...
Healthy diet can help ease Asthma symptoms: Study
A healthy diet could help ease Asthma symptoms, according to a new Australian study.
Cancer cells killer: Tobacco plant could be assassin
A molecule found in the tobacco plant's natural defence mechanisms could be useful in killing cancer...
Blood test to accurately detect cancers and how advanced disease is
A quick and simple new blood test may soon diagnose which type of cancer a patient has and how advan...
First map of foetus brain created
Scientists have for the first time mapped the developing brain in a foetus, capturing the organ duri...
Sound waves can destroy brain tumour?
In a breakthrough, scientists have for the first time successfully used focused ultrasound to non-in...
Stress in pregnancy linked to children's asthma risk
Stress during pregnancy brought on by events like divorce, job loss or death of a loved one appears ...
Infants sensitive to pleasant touch
Infants show unique physiological and behavioural responses to pleasant touch, which may help to cem...
Obesity primes colon for cancer
Obesity, rather than diet, causes changes in the colon that may lead to colorectal cancer, according...
Insomnia may significantly increase stroke risk
The risk of stroke may be much higher in people with insomnia compared to those who do not have trou...
Twitter users share migraine pain in real time
Many people are taking to social media sites such as Twitter to share the agony of their migraine pa...
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