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Scientists Stretch Haul of Height-Related Genes

Scientists Stretch Haul of Height-Related Genes

  PARIS, October 5, 2014 (AFP) – Scientists said Sunday they had pinpointed nearly 700 genetic variations that determine human height, more than tripling the haul in research that could ...

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Failing Sense of Smell Strong Predictor of Death: Study

Failing Sense of Smell Strong Predictor of Death: Study

  WASHINGTON, October 2, 2014 (AFP) – A declining sense of smell in older people is a strong predictor of death within just five years, according to research published Wednesday. ...

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Journal Retracts Bipolar Study with ‘Fabricated’ Data

Journal Retracts Bipolar Study with ‘Fabricated’ Data

  GENEVA, September 25, 2014 (AFP) – A prominent medical journal said Thursday it had retracted a research paper linking child abuse and bipolar disorder after a probe found that ...

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American Waistlines Get Bigger and Bigger: Study

American Waistlines Get Bigger and Bigger: Study

  WASHINGTON, September 16, 2014 (AFP) – The average American’s waistline has expanded over the past decade, adding about one inch (2.5 centimeters) of belly fat among the general public ...

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Prague Cancer Center to Receive Ashya King Next Week

Prague Cancer Center to Receive Ashya King Next Week

  PRAGUE, September 6, 2014 (AFP) – A Czech centre due to provide five-year-old Ashya King with the medical treatment his family has desperately sought since it was refused under ...

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UN Report on E-Cigarettes is Flawed, Say Critics

UN Report on E-Cigarettes is Flawed, Say Critics

  PARIS, September 5, 2014 (AFP) – Health experts fearing a clampdown on e-cigarettes said Friday a UN report on the device had exaggerated their health risk and underplayed their role as a safe ...

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Double Mastectomy Doesn’t Boost Cancer Survival Rates: Study

Double Mastectomy Doesn’t Boost Cancer Survival Rates: Study

  WASHINGTON, September 3, 2014 (AFP) – Women fighting cancer in one breast don’t benefit from having both breasts removed, according to new research out Tuesday that found long-term survival ...

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