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Less pollution exposure improves asthma symptoms: study

Asthma sufferers can learn lessons about managing their asthma by examining their lifestyle. (reuters)

Minimising exposure to pollution may help improve asthma symptoms...

Job loss fears may trigger asthma risk: StudyElectronic nose can help customise asthma treatment
The tissue can then be surgically implanted as a patch to replace damaged tissue and improve heart function in patients. (Reuters)
Cardiac 'patch' to replace damaged heart tissue
A cardiac patch which incorporates biomaterial harvested from patients...

'Virtual breast' to improve cancer detection

Researchers have used a different type of test, ultrasound elastography, to pinpoint possible tumour...

Antioxidant found in wine may help fight acne

Resveratrol has prompted some doctors to recommend that adults drink red wine for its heart-health p...

Soon, peanut that won't cause allergic reaction

Researchers hope the technique can be used to eventually eliminate 99.9 per cent of peanut allergens...

First case of Ebola diagnosed in the US: Health officials

The United States (US) has diagnosed its first case of the deadly Ebola virus, a man who became infe...
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WHO experts advise against travel or trade bans on Ebola hit Africa
Independent health advisers to the WHO have assessed that there should be no general ban on travel o...
Sierra Leone records 130 new Ebola cases during 3-day lockdown
Sierra Leone recorded 130 new cases of the Ebola virus during a three-day lockdown.
New smartphone app gives sight to the blind
Jonathan Mosen, who has been blind since birth, spent his evening snapping photos of packages in the...
WHO: 21,000 Ebola cases by November if no changes
New estimates from the World Health Organization warn the number of Ebola cases...
Sierra Leone, Liberia brace for new Ebola cases
Two of the West African nations hardest hit by Ebola were bracing for new caseloads...
Man bitten by Ebola patient flown to Switzerland
Swiss authorities say a male nurse who was bitten by an Ebola patient while working in West Africa.....
Pole dancing being used for fitness
Poles have long been a staple of smoky strip clubs, but the women scaling and swinging from them in ...
Australian hospital treats suspected Ebola case
A hospital in Western Australia said on Tuesday it was testing a patient for suspected Ebola.
Ebola kills 2,811,outbreak 'contained' in Senegal, Nigeria WHO
Ebola has claimed 181 lives since the last death toll of 2,630 was issued on September 14.
New gene-editing method to kill superbugs
Most antibiotics work by interfering with crucial functions such as cell division or protein synthes...
E-cigarettes fail to help cancer patients kick the butt
At follow-up, e-cigarette users were just as likely as non-users to be smoking.
Nine gene variants that increase diabetes risk identified
Researchers studied PPARG gene which has been known to be associated with diabetes risk for 20 years...
Germany asks soldiers to volunteer to fight Ebola
Deadly Ebola disease has claimed more than 2,600 lives in Africa.
Average people healthy enough for space travel: study
Average people with common medical problems are healthy enough to tolerate commercial flights to spa...
Protein therapy may stop cancer from spreading
Stanford researchers have developed a new protein therapy...
Immune system of newborn babies stronger than thought
Babies have an in-built anti-bacterial defence mechanism that works differently to adults...
Tiny implants to give humans self-healing powers
US researchers are developing a revolutionary new device that can be implanted in the body to heal o...
Study of smoking cancer patients fuels e-cigarette debate
The fierce debate over whether e-cigarettes can help people quit smoking took another twist on Monda...
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