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Waxing can cause STI infections

Waxing can cause STI infections

Waxing could increase the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection (STI), American experts warn.
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Review: Baby's death was avoidable

Review: Baby's death was avoidable

The death of an 11-month-old baby girl in hospital could have been prevented if her doctors had monitored her properly, a review has found.
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HIV diagnoses drop - except among gays

HIV diagnoses drop - except among gays

There's been a 132.5 per cent increase in the rate of HIV diagnoses in gay men aged between 13 and 24 in the US.
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Fluoride move a 'total disaster'

Fluoride move a 'total disaster'

Giving the Ministry of Health control over fluoride would probably see the chemical added to the national water supply, anti-fluoride campaigners say.
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Young children prefer 'cute' features

Young children prefer 'cute' features

The "cuteness" factor of babies, puppies and kittens stimulates protective, care-giving behaviour and reduced aggression in adults, a study has found.
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New drug for Hepatitis C shows promise

New drug for Hepatitis C shows promise

An expensive new drug is giving hope to as many as seven million people worldwide who are infected with both HIV and hepatitis C.
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Study: Stillbirth can lead to heart disease

Study: Stillbirth can lead to heart disease

Women with a history of stillbirth have a higher risk of heart disease in older age than others, according to US researchers.
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Study: Abusive coaches make players cheat

Study: Abusive coaches make players cheat

Coaches who yell and scream at their players to perform better may be inadvertently encouraging them to cheat, according to US researchers.
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New test could detect 12 different cancers

New test could detect 12 different cancers

US scientists have developed a blood test that can detect 12 types of cancer and are hopeful the technique will one day be able to be used to identify cancer...
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Abuse raises artery disease risk: study

Abuse raises artery disease risk: study

A new study has found a link between early sexual abuse and thickening of the carotid arteries in women.
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Eye movements show love or lust

Eye movements show love or lust

Wondering whether a date is interested in a relationship or a one-night stand? Their eye movements could provide some clues.
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Study shows people with HIV live longer

Study shows people with HIV live longer

HIV positive people in rich countries now live nearly as long as those without AIDS due to better anti-retroviral medication.
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Brain implant could restore lost memory

Brain implant could restore lost memory

The US government is putting up to $40 million towards the development of a brain implant that will help restore memories in people who have experienced...
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NZ govt aims for more kidney transplants

NZ govt aims for more kidney transplants

Health Minister Tony Ryall says a new service aims to increase the number of kidney transplants by 100 over the next four years.
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Asthma inhalers 'can stunt growth'

Asthma inhalers 'can stunt growth'

A study says asthma inhalers can stunt the growth of children by about half a centimetre but it is a small price to pay for protection against attacks.
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Antibiotic recalled over glass fears

Antibiotic recalled over glass fears

The liquid form of antibiotic Amoxicillin Actavis has been recalled after glass fragments were found in two bottles.
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Boring TV can make you fat

Boring TV can make you fat

Researchers in Sweden have found that the more exciting a television show is, the less likely women will binge on calorie-laden food.
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The pre-diabetics label is 'worthless'

The pre-diabetics label is 'worthless'

Experts say the term "pre-diabetes" does not benefit people who may or may not develop the disease and leads to over-medicalisation.
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Cerebral palsy may be inherited, says study

Cerebral palsy may be inherited, says study

Norwegian researchers say families where a close relative has cerebral palsy are at increased risk of giving birth to a child with the condition.
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Cannabis 'could cut tumour growth'

Cannabis 'could cut tumour growth'

Researchers in the UK say they have found cannabis might be useful in shrinking cancerous tumours.
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