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Dwarf Galaxy, Long Overlooked, Discovered In Our 'Hood

The newest galaxy to be discovered is actually very old – and very small. And it's right in our neighborhood of the universe.<p>Although Kks3 is only 7 million light years away (about 2.5 times farther than our nearest large galaxy, Andromeda) at just 1/10,000 the stellar mass of our the Milky Way, it …

Three e-cigarette TV adverts banned

<b>Three television adverts for electronic cigarettes have been banned, just weeks after the rules were changed so people could be shown using them.</b><p>Two of the adverts featured a woman exhaling vapour which, according to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), appeared to glamourise the smoking of …

Public Health

Ebola: How does it compare?

<b>The world has witnessed the largest-ever epidemic of Ebola claim thousands of lives in West Africa in 2014.</b><p>Since the first case, a two-year-old who passed away on 28 December 2013, there have been more than 6,900 deaths.<p>Outbreaks such as Ebola have an ability to spread fear around the world, often …

Disease

Why are so many drinks flavoured with honey?

<b>Honey has long been in people's shopping baskets. But why is it increasingly finding its way into bread and alcoholic drinks, asks Luke Jones.</b><p>From honey-roasted ham to hot toddies or as a topping on your breakfast porridge, it's a familiar ingredient.<p>But now honey has experienced something of a …

Ice Cream

Malaria experts bid to stamp out disease before parasite becomes drug resistant

Some of the world's leading malaria experts are advocating a radical plan to try to stamp out the disease before resistance to the newest and best drugs used to treat it grows too widespread.<p>Malaria parasites resistant to the artemisinin drugs, which have been key to strategies for controlling the …

Doctor's Diary: A milestone in heart bypass surgery

Technical developments in coronary angioplasty have made it safer and more effective<p>Twenty years ago, when skiing down a mountain in Oregon, an American heart surgeon in his mid-fifties experienced a bout of chest pain that he promptly recognised as typical of angina. He carried on to the bottom of …

Dogs feel jealous of rival pets, study finds

To legions of dog-owners, the finding will come as no surprise: it does not take much to make a dog feel jealous.<p>Researchers in the US studied 36 dogs and found that most were indifferent when their owners ignored them and read aloud from a children's pop-up book. But when the owners showered their …

California firm recalls chicken over salmonella fears

A California company is recalling an unknown amount of boneless chicken sold in eight states over salmonella fears, federal officials said.<p>Foster Farms, based in Fresno, produced the chicken on March 8, 10 and 11, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection …

The Secret Lives of Doctors

Recently, when my parents came for a visit, our conversations led me to realize something important: I have been a doctor for more than 20 years, and yet my parents have no idea what my daily life is like. It then occurred to me that if they have no idea, then surely my patients have no idea either.<p>…

Physiology

Vaccines are safe and problems are 'extremely rare,' study says

Public health experts have taken a fresh look at the safety records of childhood vaccines and once again pronounced them safe.<p>A systematic review published Tuesday by the journal Pediatrics notes some evidence of "adverse effects" from 11 vaccines. But the authors of the 13-page report emphasize …