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B.C. researchers among team that finds DNA link between ethnicity and immunity

A team of North American scientists has cracked a particularly-complex genetic code that reveals ethnicity may determine how well a person is able to fend off diseases such as HIV or the common flu.<p>Five scientists from Simon Fraser University were among those who found a link between race and …

Chinese authorities suspect human-to-human transmission of H7N9 avian flu

A worrying development in China’s H7N9 outbreak: There is growing evidence that the virus may have the ability to be transmitted between humans, especially close family members, and the Chinese government has admitted for the first time it’s a possibility.<p>The Chinese National Health and Family …

Public Health

Gun control: Barack Obama condemns 'shameful' failure to pass reform

A furious Barack Obama accused members of Congress of caving to the gun lobby on Wednesday after the best chance of reform in over a decade fell at …

North Korea demands US withdrawal from peninsula before resuming talks

North Korea has issued a detailed statement on its terms for dialogue with the United States, after weeks of tensions.<p>The demands from the North's …