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The world's first malaria vaccine has cleared one of the final hurdles prior to being approved for use in Africa.
The European Medicines Agency gave a positive scientific opinion after assessing its safety and effectiveness.
It represents a 'green light' for the Mosquirix jab, developed by …Malaria Vaccine
Hazardous effects of radiation from wireless devices could be realized through the "classical mechanisms" of oxidative impairments in …Environmentalism
Losing one night of sleep may do far more damage to your body than simply making you groggy the next day.
A few years ago, scientists figured out which genes are associated with your biological clock — the thing that wakes you up in the morning and tells you when you need to get some sleep.
Steven Pete can put his hand on a hot stove or step on a piece of glass and not feel a thing, all because of a quirk in his genes. Only a few dozen …DNA
Twelve disease categories are used to help you quickly find what you're looking for within your local area. Most of the categories …
New research suggests that mosquitoes track down something to bite using a sequence of three cues: smell, then sight, and finally heat.
Biologists recorded the movement of hungry mosquitoes inside a wind tunnel.
The insects were instantly attracted to a plume of CO2, much like a human breath; after …Mosquitoes
ProPublica's new software allows users to view surgeons' complication rates
In 2012, 71-year-old LaVerne Stiles had spinal fusion surgery to repair a small fracture caused by a car accident a few weeks before. When she chose between the three surgeons at her nearby hospital in central Florida, she …Surgeon
Marko Ahtisaari was head of Nokia's esteemed design team until the Microsoft takeover was announced a couple of years ago, but hasn't been back in serious professional action since. He's now returning to a more prominent role by taking up the CEO position of The Sync Project, a collaborative …Medicine
It may be possible to "soften-up" cancers before hitting them with chemotherapy drugs, researchers suggest.
A study, published in the Cancer Cell, uncovered how tumours can become resistant to commonly used drugs.
The University of Manchester team suggest drugs already in development may be able to …Public Broadcasters
A blast of ultrasound can help stubborn chronic wounds heal more quickly, a study suggests.
Tests on animals, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, showed healing times could be cut by nearly a third.
Experts said the early results were "quite impressive" but needed to be tested on …Ultrasound
The story of how two strangers became friends and award-winning citizen scientists starts with a months-old tweet:
Ken Patton, an operations manager …Data Visualization
As the oldest person in the world, Gertrude Weaver was making the best of her time in the limelight. When I called the 116-year-old Arkansas resident …Longevity
Scientists say they have taken a significant step towards treating some forms of deafness after restoring hearing in animals.
Defects in a baby's DNA are behind roughly half of cases of hearing loss in early life.
The mouse study, published in Science Translational Medicine, showed a virus could …Genetics
Smoking could play a direct role in the development of schizophrenia and needs to be investigated, researchers say.
The team at King's College London say smokers are more likely to develop the disorder and at a younger age.
Published in the Lancet Psychiatry, their analysis of 61 separate studies …Smoking
Gene therapy has been shown to have a "significant" but "modest benefit" for cystic fibrosis sufferers for the first time.
The root cause of the genetic lung disorder -- which affects more than 10,000 people in the UK -- was discovered in 1989 at the site of chromosome 7. Since that time, research …United Kingdom
The Brazilian city of Piracicaba has a potent new weapon in the ongoing fight against Dengue Fever, which infects more than a million people annually: genetically modified mosquito lotharios Created by Oxitec of Abingdon, UK and bred locally within Brazil, these GM mosquitoes (all of which are …Brazil
Does cancer follow the rules of math? This scientist certainly thinks so — and she's onto something.
In 2005, at the age of 22, Franziska Michor finished her doctorate in evolutionary biology at Harvard University.
Michor was born in Vienna, Austria, …Medical Technology
A study of people born within a year of each other has uncovered a huge gulf in the speed at which their bodies age.
The report, in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, tracked traits such as weight, kidney function and gum health.
Some of the 38-year-olds were ageing so badly that their …Aging
Challenging work tasks could protect you from cognitive decline later in life.
Days spent crunching numbers or reviewing manuscripts could drive you crazy — but could also protect you from cognitive decline later in life.
That's according to new research, which suggests jobs that involve certain …The Brain
The way children sniff different aromas could form the basis of a test for autism, suggest researchers in Israel.
People spend longer inhaling the delightful aroma of a bouquet of roses than the foul stench of rotting fish.
The results of tests on 36 children, in the journal Current Biology, showed …Autism
Office buildings feel like their own little bubbles. The temperature and humidity is tightly controlled. The air is filtered and recirculated. You …Cubicle
Scientists in India and Pakistan say higher temperatures were just one factor behind the recent heatwaves and other causes have yet to be established.
They say low air pressure, high humidity and an unusually absent wind played key roles in making the heat unbearable but they do not know why such …South Asia
The news that scientists have developed blood that can be grown in the laboratory raised hope last week that a powerful weapon had been created to tackle disease. Ensuring that sufficient blood is donated to hospitals is a constant problem for medical services and any new source is to be welcomed, …Medicine
— What some allergy sufferers eat, including fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts, can make their allergy symptoms even worse, according to experts.
"The …Healthy Eating
I’m from northern Vermont, and am the descendant of a long line of uptight Puritans and taciturn ice fishermen. Chattiness is not our bag. At parties, we’re big on nail-biting reticence and we tend to have an over-developed concept of personal space. A lot of us, as kids, hid behind the couch when …
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Don't skip breakfast
COPD can make breathing in the morning particularly difficult. But that's no excuse to skip breakfast.
Breakfast is …Healthy Eating
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COPD is rare
The sad fact is COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. after heart disease, cancer, and stroke. It turns out …
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How to prevent lung disease
by Anne Harding
If you take good care of your lungs, they can last a lifetime. “The lungs are very durable if …Medicine