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Half of young women don't know where their vagina is

Half of young women don't know where their vagina is

Half of young women surveyed in the UK couldn't identify a vagina in a medical diagram, causing sexual health experts to express concern.
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Study shows handsome men may have poorer sperm quality

Study shows handsome men may have poorer sperm quality

Good news for guys not considered conventionally attractive – you might have better sperm quality.
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Double mastectomy won't lift survival rate

Double mastectomy won't lift survival rate

Researchers have tried to determine whether evidence shows double mastectomies lead to longer lives for breast cancer patients.
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New pill could offer hepatitis C cure

New pill could offer hepatitis C cure

New drug daclatasvir can rid 90 per cent of hepititis C patients of the infection in 12 weeks when combined with other agents.
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Action movies are bad for your waistline

Action movies are bad for your waistline

A study found that viewing choice has a direct effect on the amount of snacks we consume in front of the TV.
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Japanese develop 30-minute Ebola test

Japanese develop 30-minute Ebola test

Japanese researchers have created a 30-minute Ebola test that is simpler and cheaper than the current one, enabling doctors to identify infections quickly.
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Young Kiwi finds killer cancer cells

Young Kiwi finds killer cancer cells

A stem cell cancer breakthrough by a young Wellington woman will likely change the way deadly tongue cancer is treated in years to come.
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GP's drug typo leaves man dead

GP's drug typo leaves man dead

An elderly NZ man died after he was accidentally prescribed a toxic dose of a powerful arthritis drug.
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Eating fruit boosts heart health

Eating fruit boosts heart health

The risk of heart and artery disease can be reduced by up to 40 per cent by eating fruit every day, a study has found.
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Woman dies after inadequate rest home care

Woman dies after inadequate rest home care

A rest home has been criticised following the death of a residents after assigning her care to an inexperienced nurse without adequate supervision.
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X-rays not seen until after death: report

X-rays not seen until after death: report

Medics didn't look at an x-ray of a patient until after he died and therefore didn't spot a condition which was a major cause of his death, a report says.
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Have we got the cause of depression all wrong?

Have we got the cause of depression all wrong?

For years, doctors have attributed depression to an imbalance of serotonin, a chemical messenger that is thought to keep our moods balanced.
Sunbeds increase skin cancer risk

Sunbeds increase skin cancer risk

People who regularly used a sunbed are 90 per cent more likely to develop the second most common type of skin cancer.
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A mile a day to keep cancer at bay

A mile a day to keep cancer at bay

A brisk mile-long walk every day is all it takes to cut the risk of dying from breast or prostate cancer, British experts say.
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Researchers to examine surgery tissue

Researchers to examine surgery tissue

Canterbury University researchers will keep tissue taken during some surgery alive for five days as part of a heart disease project.
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Healthy foods to receive 'two tick' rating

Healthy foods to receive 'two tick' rating

Foods you should eat daily for good health will soon be bearing a two-tick logo thanks to the New Zealand Heart Foundation.
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Prenatal exposure to antidepressants could increase risk of ADHD

Prenatal exposure to antidepressants could increase risk of ADHD

Exposure to antidepressants in the womb may be linked to an increased risk of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but not autism...
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Handheld DNA device to speed up diagnosis

Handheld DNA device to speed up diagnosis

Otago University medics have invented a handheld device which can quickly detect viruses or bacteria in samples in the field.
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Bacteria may help food allergies

Bacteria may help food allergies

A bacterium, called Clostridia, appears to minimise the likelihood that rodents will become allergic to peanuts, and researchers want to test it on people.
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Man with 45kg scrotum to undergo surgery

Man with 45kg scrotum to undergo surgery

An American man with a scrotum weighing more than 45kg will have surgery to remove the inflamed mass on his groin on Thursday and said he looks forward to...
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