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New lung transplant technique could save lives

A new technique could help nearly double the precious few hours surgeons have to carry out lung transplants.

New lung transplant technique could save lives
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High blood pressure big issue in developing world

The number of people across the globe suffering from high blood pressure has almost doubled over the past four decades.

High blood pressure big issue in developing world
Four-in-10 Japanese are virgins: poll
Four-in-10 Japanese are virgins: poll

More than 40 percent of young Japanese single adults are virgins and almost three-quarters of men are not in any kind of relationship.

Four-in-10 Japanese are virgins: poll
Study of exhaust particles hints at Alzheimer's risk
Study of exhaust particles hints at Alzheimer's risk

Microscopic particles, possibly from air pollution, have been found in human brain tissue, according to a new study into Alzheimer's risk.

Study of exhaust particles hints at Alzheimer's risk
Kazakhstan cafe kicks stigma with mentally disabled staff
Kazakhstan cafe kicks stigma with mentally disabled staff

40-person staff is exclusively composed of patients from local psychiatric institutions in Training Cafe in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan cafe kicks stigma with mentally disabled staff
Singapore wages war on Zika-bearing mosquitoes
Singapore wages war on Zika-bearing mosquitoes

Singapore officials went door-to-door Monday to wipe out mosquitoes after the discovery of 41 locally transmitted cases of Zika virus.

Singapore wages war on Zika-bearing mosquitoes
200 people fall sick after ammonia leak in Bangladesh
200 people fall sick after ammonia leak in Bangladesh

An explosion at a chemical fertiliser factory left at least 200 people needing medical treatment after toxic gas spread.

200 people fall sick after ammonia leak in Bangladesh
Beyond wheatgrass: vegan junk food is all the rage
Beyond wheatgrass: vegan junk food is all the rage

Vegan diets are considered as healthy and environmentally responsible, with benefits like weight loss, clear skin and increased energy.

Beyond wheatgrass: vegan junk food is all the rage
US obesity epidemic grows in all ages
US obesity epidemic grows in all ages

The US obesity epidemic has worsened across the board: 40 percent of women, 35 percent of men and 17 percent of children and teens.

US obesity epidemic grows in all ages
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US woman rushed to hospital with shark stuck to arm

A woman in the US state of Florida was rushed to a hospital after being bitten by a shark -- with the animal still clutching on to her arm.

US woman rushed to hospital with shark stuck to arm
80 percent of world's city dwellers breathing bad air: UN
80 percent of world's city dwellers breathing bad air: UN

Over 80 percent of the world's city dwellers breathe poor quality air, increasing their risk of lung cancer and other diseases: WHO

80 percent of world's city dwellers breathing bad air: UN
Turkmenistan introduces mandatory pre-marital HIV tests
Turkmenistan introduces mandatory pre-marital HIV tests

Turkmenistan has passed a law making HIV tests mandatory prior to marriage.

Turkmenistan introduces mandatory pre-marital HIV tests
Zika link to new, paralysing disease
Zika link to new, paralysing disease

Causing brain damage in babies and a rare neurological ailment in adults, the Zika virus is also linked to paralysis-causing myelitis.

Zika link to new, paralysing disease
Finland probes mystery spike in radioactivity
Finland probes mystery spike in radioactivity

Finnish authorities are investigating a mysterious spike in levels of radioactive caesium-137 detected over Helsinki.

Finland probes mystery spike in radioactivity
'Dentist of horror' on trial for mutilating French patients
'Dentist of horror' on trial for mutilating French patients

A Dutchman dubbed the 'dentist of horror' went on trial after causing horrific injuries to the mouths of more than 100 patients in France.

'Dentist of horror' on trial for mutilating French patients
EU delays weedkiller decision amid cancer uproar
EU delays weedkiller decision amid cancer uproar

The EU postponed a decision to extend the approval of a key weedkiller for another 15 years amid an uproar that it may cause cancer.

EU delays weedkiller decision amid cancer uproar
Hollande acknowledges impact of nuclear testing in Pacific
Hollande acknowledges impact of nuclear testing in Pacific

French President Francois Hollande acknowledged that three decades of nuclear tests in French Polynesia had had "an impact" on health.

Hollande acknowledges impact of nuclear testing in Pacific
Face value: How fertile women spot rivals
Face value: How fertile women spot rivals

It is not only animals that rely on physical cues to gauge the fertility of potential rivals for a mate.

Face value: How fertile women spot rivals
Nearly 2 million children in Sudan malnourished: UNICEF
Nearly 2 million children in Sudan malnourished: UNICEF

Some two million Sudanese children under five suffer from malnutrition every year, UNICEF's representative said on Sunday, urging the international community to boost funding to tackle the problem.

Nearly 2 million children in Sudan malnourished: UNICEF
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Growing obesity problem in Kazakhstan

Obesity in Kazakhstan is becoming a serious issue. Nutritionists and scientists urge Kazakhstanis to reconsider their nutrition philosophies

Growing obesity problem in Kazakhstan