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Delhi panics as deadly smog returns

Image copyrightMaanviNarcisaImage caption Twitter user ‘MaanviNarcisa’ took this picture in Noida – a suburb of Delhi Panic has gripped the Indian capital, Delhi, as residents woke up to a blanket of thick grey smog on Tuesday. Visibility is poor as pollution levels reached 30 times the World Health Organization’s recommended …

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Extreme gardening to tackle malaria

Image copyrightMalaria JournalImage caption The Prosopis juliflora shrub occupies millions of hectares of Africa Gardening could be a powerful weapon against malaria, culling mosquito populations by cutting off their food supply, say researchers. A team tested their idea in nine villages in the arid Bandiagara district of Mali, West Africa. …

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Alarm as ‘super malaria’ spreads

Image copyrightScience Photo LibraryImage caption Malaria is caused by a parasite spread by blood-sucking mosquitoes The rapid spread of “super malaria” in South East Asia is an alarming global threat, scientists are warning. This dangerous form of the malaria parasite cannot be killed with the main anti-malaria drugs. It emerged …

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Malaria breath test shows promise

Image copyrightWashington University People with malaria give off a distinctive “breath-print” that could be used as a test for the disease, according to American scientists. They had already tried out a crude prototype breathalyser in Africa, a tropical medicine conference heard. The test was reasonably good at detecting cases in …

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Sweden’s mystery illness

For nearly two decades Sweden has been battling a mysterious illness. Called Resignation Syndrome, it affects only the children of asylum-seekers, who withdraw completely, ceasing to walk or talk, or open their eyes. Eventually they recover. But why does this only seem to occur in Sweden? When her father picks …

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New drugs challenge

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption Sources being checked for new antibiotics include the blood of Komodo dragons Over-reliance on and misuse of antibiotics has led to warnings of a future without effective medicines. Why is it so difficult for scientists to discover new drugs? It’s a tale of scientific discovery taught …

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Hunger strike

Image copyrightEPAImage caption The doctors’ hunger strike began on 2 October Medics know better than most about the long-term damage a hunger strike does to the human body. Yet junior doctors in Poland have felt compelled to take just such drastic action in order to make their voices heard. About …

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Solar suitcase

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe solar suitcase was the brainchild of obstetrician Dr Laura Stachel and husband Hal Aronson, co-founders of We Care Solar Hari Sunar is a 24 year-old mum whose second child is due in a few days. She walked from her home in …

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Marriage may protect against dementia

Image copyrightGetty Images Marriage and having close friends may help protect against dementia, according to Loughborough University researchers. The study, published in Journals of Gerontology, followed 6,677 adults for just under seven years. The quality of a person’s social circle appeared more important than the overall size, the research team …

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On your period? Israel bar offers discount

Skip Facebook post by Anna Loulou bar ★ Bloody Hour is the New Happy Hour ★[Launch Party] @Anna LoulouWe are proud and excited to launch “Happy Hour’s” new,… Posted by Anna Loulou bar on Sunday, 22 October 2017 Report End of Facebook post by Anna Loulou bar In an initiative …

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