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Overweight in teens boosts middle age bowel cancer risk

Teenagers who are very overweight may run double the risk of developing colorectal cancer when they reach middle age.

Overweight in teens boosts middle age bowel cancer risk
WHO chief announces shake-up of organisation after Ebola shock
WHO chief announces shake-up of organisation after Ebola shock

The World Health Organization will dramatically reform its emergency response operations this year, after the UN agency faced blistering criticism for its slow Ebola response.

WHO chief announces shake-up of organisation after Ebola shock
Berezovka villagers demand relocation. Photo courtesy of uralskweek.kz
Question of Berezovka villagers relocation budges

Will Berezovka villagers finally be relocated to a safer place?

Question of Berezovka villagers relocation budges
Vienna's Life Ball extravaganza draws stars in fight against AIDS
Vienna's Life Ball extravaganza draws stars in fight against AIDS

From actress Charlize Theron to French fashion icon Jean-Paul Gaultier, the Life Ball, one of the world's biggest AIDS charity events, drew scores of celebrities to Vienna.

Vienna's Life Ball extravaganza draws stars in fight against AIDS
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30 minutes of exercise is key to health in old age

Elderly men who do 30 minutes of physical activity six days a week are likely to have a 40-percent lower risk of death compared to couch-potato counterparts.

30 minutes of exercise is key to health in old age
Jimmy Carter cuts Guyana trip short after falling ill
Jimmy Carter cuts Guyana trip short after falling ill

Former US President Jimmy Carter cancelled plans to observe general elections in the South American country of Guyana after falling ill.

Jimmy Carter cuts Guyana trip short after falling ill
Beijing raises cigarette tax to deter smoking
Beijing raises cigarette tax to deter smoking

China will more than double the tax on tobacco to 11 percent, as authorities try to deter smoking in the world's largest producer and consumer of tobacco.

Beijing raises cigarette tax to deter smoking
Sam Smith to undergo vocal surgery, cancels shows
Sam Smith to undergo vocal surgery, cancels shows

Sam Smith said Thursday he would undergo surgery on his vocal cords and canceled weeks of shows.

Sam Smith to undergo vocal surgery, cancels shows
Sam Smith cancels Australia tour over vocal hemorrhage
Sam Smith cancels Australia tour over vocal hemorrhage

Young singing sensation Sam Smith canceled the rest of an Australian tour after developing a hemorrhage on his vocal cords.

Sam Smith cancels Australia tour over vocal hemorrhage
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Possible causes of negative reactions to measles vaccination

Chief Kazakh Sanitary Doctor and Vice-Minister of Health and Social Development declare preliminary causes of the negative reactions to the measles vaccination conducted in February.

Possible causes of negative reactions to measles vaccination
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Obesity in pregnancy puts child at diabetes risk: study

Women who are obese while pregnant may put their offspring at risk of childhood diabetes, a condition that requires lifelong insulin therapy.

Obesity in pregnancy puts child at diabetes risk: study
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Success of IVF in Kazakhstan: 10 thousandth baby born

The Ten thousandth child has been born via in vitro fertilisation (IVF) in Kazakhstan.

Success of IVF in Kazakhstan: 10 thousandth baby born
E-cigarette use triples in US teens
E-cigarette use triples in US teens

Some two million US high school students tried e-cigarettes last year, a rate that tripled in just one year, US health authorities said.

E-cigarette use triples in US teens
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Children faint again in village near major Kazakh oil and gas field

Three children have faited during classes in Berezovka village just several months after a series of mass incidents of the same nature.

Children faint again in village near major Kazakh oil and gas field
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Automatic bike rentals in Astana may become available all year round

Automatic bike rentals in Astana may become available for Astana residents both in summer and in wintertime.

Automatic bike rentals in Astana may become available all year round
Immune system link to Alzheimer's disease: US study
Immune system link to Alzheimer's disease: US study

The immune system may play a part in Alzheimer's disease, US researchers have discovered.

Immune system link to Alzheimer's disease: US study
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Smartphone device may help diagnose cancer

A new device that can be added to a smartphone may be able to accurately and cheaply diagnose cancer, a technology which could be useful in remote areas.

Smartphone device may help diagnose cancer
EU moves closer to counting calories in alcoholic drinks
EU moves closer to counting calories in alcoholic drinks

Health conscious tipplers may be closer to finding out just how many calories they are imbibing as consumer advocates push for EU nutritional labelling on alcoholic drinks.

EU moves closer to counting calories in alcoholic drinks
Britain's Ashya King case caused 'impossible position': doctor
Britain's Ashya King case caused 'impossible position': doctor

The case of Ashya King, whose parents removed him from a British hospital, put the health service in an "impossible position", one of his doctors has said.

Britain's Ashya King case caused 'impossible position': doctor
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Does midlife obesity protect against dementia?

People who are obese in middle age run a lower risk of developing dementia later.

Does midlife obesity protect against dementia?