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Ebola shutdown uncovers 70 dead in SLeone

Ebola shutdown uncovers 70 dead in SLeone

Up to 70 bodies have been uncovered in Sierra Leone's capital as the country's shutdown wraps up after three days.
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Baby height and weight 'signals likelihood of mental health disorders'

Baby height and weight 'signals likelihood of mental health disorders'

How tall or heavy a baby is could one day be used to diagnose their likelihood of developing mental health disorders such as autism and schizophrenia,...
Artificial sweeteners may cause diabetes

Artificial sweeteners may cause diabetes

New research suggests artificial sweeteners could cause glucose intolerance and diabetes.
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Syphilis diagnoses hit all-time high

Syphilis diagnoses hit all-time high

Syphilis and gonorrhoea rates are up and the number of people dying from liver disease related to hepatitis C has more than doubled in a decade.
One in five US men have committed domestic violence: study

One in five US men have committed domestic violence: study

Alarming new statistics have emerged from the US showing that one in five men admit to having been violent towards their spouse or significant other.
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Your morning commute makes you happier than you think: study

Your morning commute makes you happier than you think: study

Commuting to work by train, bus, bike or old-fashioned walking makes us happier than making the journey by car, a new study has found.
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Dairy food 'lowers diabetes risk'

Dairy food 'lowers diabetes risk'

Eight or more portions of high-fat dairy produce each day can reduce the risk of developing diabetes, claims study.
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Experts advise to curb sugar to stop decay

Experts advise to curb sugar to stop decay

Tooth decay is a serious problem worldwide and reducing sugars intake makes a huge difference, experts say.
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A wife’s satisfaction is key to keeping a marriage on track

A wife’s satisfaction is key to keeping a marriage on track

Women set the bar when it comes to marriage happiness, with a US study finding that a happy wife is crucial for wedded bliss.
A positive outlook could help you live longer

A positive outlook could help you live longer

A university study has shown older people who take a positive outlook are likely to have better immune systems and may live longer.
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Soft drinks linked to obesity: study

Soft drinks linked to obesity: study

Obese people are more likely to consume soft drinks than those of a healthy weight, despite warnings about excessive consumption, according to research.
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Paracetamol-popping on the rise: study

Paracetamol-popping on the rise: study

People are accidentally overdosing on paracetamol as they take the over-the-counter drug for pain relief, while not being aware of the health risks.
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Woman left with scars after IPL treatment

Woman left with scars after IPL treatment

The Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner has criticised a beauty clinic and therapist after a woman was left with scars following a skin treatment.
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Teen weight gain predicted by response to food commercials

Teen weight gain predicted by response to food commercials

Commercials advertising junk food activate the brain's "reward regions" in some teens and can trigger weight gain and obesity, new research has found.
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Breathalyser to test for concussion

Breathalyser to test for concussion

Scientists are developing a pitch-side breathalyser that can detect concussion after a blow to the head.
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Your brain keeps learning while you're asleep: study

Your brain keeps learning while you're asleep: study

Anyone who has ever wished they had more time in the day to get things done will welcome new French research that find we can continue learning things once we...
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Magnetic cure for bad blood unveiled

Magnetic cure for bad blood unveiled

A device has been invented that uses a magnet to extract bacteria, fungi and toxins from blood, scientists say, bringing hope for patients with sepsis.
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Experts warn against 'fat shaming'

Experts warn against 'fat shaming'

"Shaming" overweight people can make them turn to comfort eating and pack on the pounds, a study says.
Iron deficiency linked to milk intake

Iron deficiency linked to milk intake

Pregant women who drink a lot of milk are being told to take iron supllements to avoid making their babies iron deficient.
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Blood type linked to memory loss later in life

Blood type linked to memory loss later in life

People with a rare blood type may be at greater risk of memory loss later in life, according to a new study.
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