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Gamers 'hear sounds after play': study

Gamers 'hear sounds after play': study

Playing video games "intensively" - such as for long sessions - appears to be associated with experiencing sounds from games in the real world.
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Babies can smell mother's fear

Babies can smell mother's fear

Animals release a subtle "fear odour" when they're frightened, which babies can detect on their mother and US scientists believe the same could be true in...
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Cutting out sugar is impossible: experts

Cutting out sugar is impossible: experts

A group of scientists are warning dieters to not cut out their sugar intake completely, despite the recent health warnings released by the UN.
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DNA computer could curb virus spread

DNA computer could curb virus spread

A Queensland researcher has developed a molecular computer which could more quickly detect and contain the spread of deadly viruses such as Ebola.
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Ebola alarm soars with three more victims

Ebola alarm soars with three more victims

Ebola has claimed three more victims in west Africa, with an American doctor and a missionary contracting the disease and a woman dying.
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Fist bumps more hygienic than handshakes

Fist bumps more hygienic than handshakes

Scientists have found a handshake transfers 10 times as much bacteria as a fist bump.
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Nurse used same needle for two women

Nurse used same needle for two women

Two women were injected with the same contraceptive injection, and the nurse who was to blame failed to tell her patient for five days.
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Quick, short runs pack health benefits

Quick, short runs pack health benefits

Running as little as five to 10 minutes a day can significantly cut the risks of getting heart disease and dying young, a study says.
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Watching TV at night causes depression

Watching TV at night causes depression

Channel surfing after a big day at the office encourages feelings of guilt and anxiety, according to European researchers who said wrapping up the day with...
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Cancer rates in 9/11 responders skyrocket

Cancer rates in 9/11 responders skyrocket

Cancer rates among those who responded to the terror attacks on the World Trade Centre in September 2001 have skyrocketed, with more than 2500 cases diagnosed...
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Social media users 'feel jealous': survey

Social media users 'feel jealous': survey

UK charity Scope says 62 per cent of Facebook and Twitter users it interviewed felt their achievements were inadequate compared to the posts of others.
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New ways of detecting autism risk in babies

New ways of detecting autism risk in babies

The earlier autism can be diagnosed and treatment can begin, the better children fare, and researchers around the world are working tirelessly for new ways of...
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Surgical mesh defended by a Waikato surgeon

Surgical mesh defended by a Waikato surgeon

Misinformation about surgical mesh is putting people off operations, a Waikato Hospital surgeon says.
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Half the world infected with gut virus

Half the world infected with gut virus

A virus undetected by scientists for decades likely infects half the world's population, researchers have found.
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Breakthrough in skin cancer research

Breakthrough in skin cancer research

A new study shows differing types of melanoma cells can work together to spread faster and more efficiently throughout the body.
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Epidural 'may cut depression risk'

Epidural 'may cut depression risk'

Women who have an epidural for pain relief during labour during a normal birth have a lower rate of depression, a study has found.
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Gene mutations 'cause autism'

Gene mutations 'cause autism'

The genetic risk for autism comes from genes that are common in the population, rather than spontaneous or rare genetic mutations, according to US researchers.
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Lack of sleep creates false memories

Lack of sleep creates false memories

Next time you're arguing black and blue with someone who is assuring you you're wrong, consider how much sleep you've been getting.
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Study: Women reject sex after childbirth

Study: Women reject sex after childbirth

A survey of new mothers has found the main barriers which stopped them from resuming their sex life were pain and exhaustion.
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Flu stretches Auckland hospitals' capacity

Flu stretches Auckland hospitals' capacity

Flu, colds and other winter respiratory illness have stretched Auckland hospitals to capacity, with 20 per cent more admissions than last year.
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