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US studies find genetic links in aggressive cancers

Some of the most devastating forms of cancer have genetic similarities even though they strike different body parts.

US studies find genetic links in aggressive cancers
US study sees China 'coercive power' on Japan
US study sees China 'coercive power' on Japan

China will likely use its growing power to try to force its way with Japan but it is doubtful that Beijing will enter a Cold War-style confrontation with the United States.

US study sees China 'coercive power' on Japan
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Videogames slow, reverse 'mental decay': study

Playing videogames can prevent and even reverse deteriorating brain functions such as memory, reasoning and visual processing.

Videogames slow, reverse 'mental decay': study
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Young obesity doubles death risk before 55: study

Men who are obese in their early 20s are twice as likely as peers of average weight to die before reaching the age of 55.

Young obesity doubles death risk before 55: study
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'Cinnamon challenge' game poses danger to lungs: report

Health experts warned Monday about serious risks from the "Cinnamon Challenge," a game popular with US teens, who ingest a spoonful of the pungent spice, then try to refrain from drinking water.

'Cinnamon challenge' game poses danger to lungs: report
UN tips faster Asian growth, urges poverty action
UN tips faster Asian growth, urges poverty action

Asia-Pacific growth will edge up this year on the back of a recovery in the US and emerging nations.

UN tips faster Asian growth, urges poverty action
US hospitals make more money when surgery goes wrong
US hospitals make more money when surgery goes wrong

US hospitals face a disincentive to improve care because they make drastically more money when surgery goes wrong than when a patient is discharged with no complications.

US hospitals make more money when surgery goes wrong
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Organised crime worth $90 bn a year in East Asia

Organised crime groups dealing in fake goods, drugs, human trafficking and illicit wildlife trade earn nearly $90 billion annually in East Asia and the Pacific.

Organised crime worth $90 bn a year in East Asia
Antarctic summer ice melting 10 times faster: study
Antarctic summer ice melting 10 times faster: study

Summer ice in the Antarctic is melting 10 times quicker than it was 600 years ago, with the most rapid melt occurring in the last 50 years.

Antarctic summer ice melting 10 times faster: study
New gene linked with double Alzheimer's risk for blacks
New gene linked with double Alzheimer's risk for blacks

African-Americans with a certain gene variant have nearly double the risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease than those without it.

New gene linked with double Alzheimer's risk for blacks
Want to be a sports star? Look in the mirror
Want to be a sports star? Look in the mirror

The shape of a man's face can help predict his sporting acumen, according to a study that found Japanese baseball players.

Want to be a sports star? Look in the mirror
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Arrhythmia drug may increase cancer risk: study

A common treatment for irregular heartbeats may have a serious side effect: a new study out Tuesday showed it could increase the risk for certain cancers.

Arrhythmia drug may increase cancer risk: study
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Bald men may be at higher clogged artery risk: study

In a double blow, bald men may be at higher risk of coronary heart disease, said a study Wednesday, but only if the hair is lost at the crown.

Bald men may be at higher clogged artery risk: study
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Economist warns of 'radical' climate change, millions at risk

The author of an influential 2006 study on climate change warned Tuesday that the world could be headed toward warming even more catastrophic than expected but he voiced hope for political action.

Economist warns of 'radical' climate change, millions at risk
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Diabetes link to low sleep hormone levels: study

A decrease in levels of the sleep hormone melatonin has been linked to an increased risk of adult onset diabetes.

Diabetes link to low sleep hormone levels: study
Eating fish linked to longer life: US study
Eating fish linked to longer life: US study

People age 65 and older who eat fish may live an average of two years longer than people who do not consume the omega-3 fatty acids found mainly in seafood.

Eating fish linked to longer life: US study
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Arctic 'greening' seen through global warming

Land within the Arctic circle is likely to experience explosive "greening" in the next few decades as grass, shrubs and trees thrive in soil stripped of ice and permafrost by global warming, a study said on Sunday.

Arctic 'greening' seen through global warming
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Physical therapy can be as good as knee surgery: study

Physical therapy is often as effective as knee surgery when treating patients with tears to the meniscus or arthritis.

Physical therapy can be as good as knee surgery: study
Extra pounds don't cancel benefits of quitting smoking
Extra pounds don't cancel benefits of quitting smoking

Quitting smoking sharply reduces the risk of heart disease -- even if kicking the habit comes along with a few extra pounds.

Extra pounds don't cancel benefits of quitting smoking
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Less sleep leads to more eating, weight gain: study

Sleeping a mere five hours a night during a workweek with unlimited access to snacks isn't good for your waistline.

Less sleep leads to more eating, weight gain: study