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Scientists discover a genetic indicator that could help prevent suicides
Thursday, 31 July 2014
Researchers have found that mutations in a gene that helps to cope with stress could increase the risk of suicide. Now they will try to develop a blood test to predict the risk. 
There’s a new virus in town—and it may already be in your gut
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Researchers have found a previously undetected virus that lives in almost half of the world’s population.
Confirmed: fist bumps are less germy than handshakes
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Next time you go to the hospital to visit a relative, or have an appointment with your doctor, greet them with a fist bump.
New blood test aims for universal cancer detection
Sunday, 27 July 2014
A simple blood test that can detect different types of cancer is being developed by researchers in the UK.
New drug target makes cancer treatments more effective
Saturday, 26 July 2014
By targeting a specific molecule found in blood vessels, researchers in the UK have rendered both chemotherapy and radiation therapies far more effective in killing tumours.
Surgeons remove 232 teeth from the mouth of a teenager
Friday, 25 July 2014
After seven hours of surgery, doctors removed 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old Indian boy.
Australian HIV-killing condom available in months
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Australian researchers have developed a virus-killing condom, and recent government approval means it's one step closer to hitting the market.
Bone marrow transplant cleared two men of HIV
Monday, 21 July 2014
More than three years after a bone marrow transplant, two men who live in Australia appear to be HIV clear.
Study shows exercise really is the best medicine
Friday, 18 July 2014
A new study shows that a bit of exercise can do wonders for the physical and mental health of mature women.
Researchers invent a microchip to diagnose type 1 diabetes
Monday, 14 July 2014
Diagnosing type 1 diabetes has never been easier thanks to a new device that, when approved, could have a production cost of US$20.

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