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Mammals thrived long before dinos died: study
Mammals thrived long before dinos died: study

The prevailing theory that mammals only flourished after an asteroid strike wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago is doubly wrong.

Mammals thrived long before dinos died: study
Cholesterol drug fails to improve heart health: study
Cholesterol drug fails to improve heart health: study

Experimental drug that greatly increases levels of "good" cholesterol has no effect on heart health, a comprehensive clinical trial found.

Cholesterol drug fails to improve heart health: study
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
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Should I stop eating meat? No need, experts say

The UN's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) warned that processed meats like sausages and ham cause bowel cancer, and red meat "probably" does too.

Should I stop eating meat? No need, experts say
Crew members on the International Space Station. Photo from Twitter.
Photos of Caspian Sea and Astana from space posted on Twitter

Astronauts, who are currently on board of the ISS, have tweeted the photos of the Caspian Sea and Kazakhstan's capital Astana from space.

Photos of Caspian Sea and Astana from space posted on Twitter
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People who lack sleep are more likely to catch colds

People who do not get enough sleep are four times more likely than their well-rested counterparts to catch a cold.

People who lack sleep are more likely to catch colds
Doctors should prescribe e-cigarettes to smokers: UK
Doctors should prescribe e-cigarettes to smokers: UK

E-cigarettes should be prescribed to smokers to help them quit the habit, British public health experts recommended in a study.

Doctors should prescribe e-cigarettes to smokers: UK
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Aspirin reduces bowel cancer risk in obese patients: study

Being overweight more than doubles the risk of bowel cancer in people with a certain gene disorder, but a regular dose of aspirin can reverse the trend.

Aspirin reduces bowel cancer risk in obese patients: study
Some corals have DNA to adapt to warmer climate: study
Some corals have DNA to adapt to warmer climate: study

Some coral species are better at adapting to climate change than others, and they may be able to pass their hardy DNA onto the next generation.

Some corals have DNA to adapt to warmer climate: study
Medical marijuana may help some symptoms, but not all
Medical marijuana may help some symptoms, but not all

Medical marijuana shows some effectiveness in helping treat chronic pain but there is less evidence of its success in warding off nausea or helping ill patients gain weight.

Medical marijuana may help some symptoms, but not all
Millions of smokers may have undiagnosed lung disease
Millions of smokers may have undiagnosed lung disease

More than half of current and former smokers who can pass basic lung function tests may suffer from lung diseases that have gone undiagnosed.

Millions of smokers may have undiagnosed lung disease
Chocolate may be good for your heart, study suggests

New research has added to tentative evidence that eating chocolate in modest quantities may be good for the heart.

Chocolate may be good for your heart, study suggests
Smoking behind half of major cancer deaths: study
Smoking behind half of major cancer deaths: study

Smoking is responsible for nearly half of deaths due to certain types of cancers in 2011.

Smoking behind half of major cancer deaths: study
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New study backs risk estimate for contraceptive pills

The broadest study of its kind on Wednesday backed estimates that newer kinds of contraceptive pills carry a higher risk of dangerous blood clots.

New study backs risk estimate for contraceptive pills
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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
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70 percent voter turnout expected at Kazakhstan elections in Almaty

Voter turnout for the upcoming presidential elections is expected to be at 70 percent, according to the Information and Analysis Center in Almaty.

70 percent voter turnout expected at Kazakhstan elections in Almaty
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
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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?
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Packed with health benefits, coffee gains ground with experts

Coffee is gaining ground among medical experts who say it can protect against heart disease, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and diabetes, even if it is decaffeinated.

Packed with health benefits, coffee gains ground with experts