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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.
New species of mushroom found in commercial packet
Thursday, 10 July 2014
DNA sequencing revealed that a store-bought packet of what seemed to be dried porcini mushrooms contained three species with no scientific names.
A few minutes of meditation may help you cope with stress
Tuesday, 08 July 2014
Meditating is great, but you don’t have to spend long hours doing it to reap the benefits—a new study shows that 25 minutes are enough. 

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