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A woman's face drives relationship length: study

Men looking for a quick fling prefer women with more "feminine" facial features, said a study Friday that delved into the evolutionary determinants of the mating game.

A woman's face drives relationship length: study
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British banking needs 'radical' overhaul: study

Britain needs a "radical" overhaul of its scandal-hit banks, with reckless bankers facing jail and bonuses deferred for up to ten years.

British banking needs 'radical' overhaul: study
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US study links pollution to autism risk

Pregnant women who were exposed to high levels of air pollution were twice as likely to have a child with autism as women who lived in low pollution areas.

US study links pollution to autism risk
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Study blames men for menopause

Men and their preference for younger female mates may have led to the phenomenon of menopause in women, according to a controversial study by Canadian researchers published this week.

Study blames men for menopause
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Study reveals ancient fossil fish had abs

Palaeontologists have made the surprising evolutionary discovery that ancient Australian fish may have had abdominal muscles, previously thought to have only developed in land animals.

Study reveals ancient fossil fish had abs
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HIV regimen prevents infection among drug users

Giving injecting drug users a daily pill against HIV nearly halved their risk of infection by the AIDS virus.

HIV regimen prevents infection among drug users
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More than 9m in China with dementia

Around 9.19 million people in China had dementia in 2010, compared with 3.68 million 20 years earlier, according to a study on Friday that throws a spotlight on an emerging health crisis.

More than 9m in China with dementia
Chile observatory discovers 'comet factory'
Chile observatory discovers 'comet factory'

A "dust trap" surrounding a young star could help explain how planets are formed.

Chile observatory discovers 'comet factory'
Hiring a smoker costs US firms $6,000 a head
Hiring a smoker costs US firms $6,000 a head

An employee who smokes costs his or her employer nearly $6,000 (4,500 euros) more per year than a non-smoker.

Hiring a smoker costs US firms $6,000 a head
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No benefit from double dose of Tamiflu for flu: study

Tamiflu, the frontline treatment for influenza, offers no benefit for patients if it is administered in double the normal dose.

No benefit from double dose of Tamiflu for flu: study
High doses of common pain drugs can cause heart attack: study
High doses of common pain drugs can cause heart attack: study

High doses of some commonly used pain drugs like ibuprofen can increase heart attacks, strokes and related deaths by about a third.

High doses of common pain drugs can cause heart attack: study
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Vaccine hopes for hand, foot, mouth disease

Researchers in China said Wednesday a trial vaccine provided "significant" protection against a virus that can cause potentially deadly hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in children.

Vaccine hopes for hand, foot, mouth disease
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Think twice about surgery on the weekend: study

People who undergo weekend non-emergency surgery in English public hospitals have an 82 percent higher chance of dying within a month than those treated on a Monday.

Think twice about surgery on the weekend: study
Women more at risk than men of smoking, drinking: study
Women more at risk than men of smoking, drinking: study

Women who smoke and drink heavily are at a higher risk of early death than men who do the same.

Women more at risk than men of smoking, drinking: study
170,000 living in subdivided flats in Hong Kong: study
170,000 living in subdivided flats in Hong Kong: study

More than 170,000 people in Hong Kong are living in cramped subdivided flats, a government-commissioned study has found, underlining the scale of the city's housing crisis.

170,000 living in subdivided flats in Hong Kong: study
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Moon may harbour alien minerals: study

Minerals found in craters on the Moon may be remnants of asteroids that slammed into it and not, as long believed, the satellite's innards exposed by such impacts.

Moon may harbour alien minerals: study
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US report urges action on 'unprecedented' IP theft

A high-powered commission said Wednesday that intellectual property theft was costing the United States the equivalent of all its exports to Asia and urged a tougher approach to China.

US report urges action on 'unprecedented' IP theft
Shrinking glaciers behind a third of sea-level rise: study
Shrinking glaciers behind a third of sea-level rise: study

Water from the world's shrinking glaciers was responsible for almost a third of the rise in sea levels between 2003 and 2009.

Shrinking glaciers behind a third of sea-level rise: study
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Gene clues for testicular cancer, heart defect

Separate studies of the human genome have found tantalising clues to the inherited causes of testicular cancer and non-inherited causes of congenital heart disease.

Gene clues for testicular cancer, heart defect
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Two teens take lives over unfinished homework: media

Two teens in eastern China committed suicide after "failing to complete homework assignments" state-run media said on Friday, in an extreme case highlighting the immense pressure schoolchildren can face.

Two teens take lives over unfinished homework: media