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  • Australian court rules cancer gene patent invalid

    An Australian cancer survivor on Wednesday triumphed in a landmark challenge against biotech companies, with the country's top court ruling they could not patent a gene linked to breast cancer. Yvonne D'Arcy took her case to the High Court of Australia, arguing that the so-called breast cancer…

  • Ovarian transplants are 'safe option'

    Ovarian transplants are a safe and effective way for women who have had cancer to have their own children, a study suggests.

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  • Councils reject 2 in 3 for care

    Two-thirds of older and disabled people who turn to their local councils in England for help with care are turned away, figures show.

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  • Nearly 700 killed by dengue in Brazil: health officials

    Health officials in Brazil said a record 693 people have died so far this year after contracting dengue fever, the deadly mosquito-borne disease running rampant across Central and South America. Most of the deaths occurred in Sao Paulo state, according to a statement from the federal health…

  • German legend Muller has Alzheimer's: Bayern Munich

    Former Bayern Munich striker Gerd Muller is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, the Bundesliga club said on Tuesday. Muller was the most feared striker in world football in the 1970s, scoring a phenomenal 68 goals in 62 games for West Germany as they won the 1972 European Championships and the…

  • City firm linked to E. coli outbreak

    Health watchdogs link a Dundee company to an outbreak of E. coli which affected nine people across Scotland.

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  • Britain tops world 'Quality of Death' index

    London (AFP) - Britain topped an 80-country "quality of death" study released Tuesday, which warned that ageing and booming populations would make palliative care a growing worldwide issue.

  • Britain is the best place to die

    Britain may not be the best place to live, but it is the best place to die. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) ranked the country first in its latest quality-of-death index, which uses 20 quantitative and qualitative indicators to measure the effectiveness of end-of-life care in 80 countries.…

  • Third of footballers have mental health issues: study

    Depression and anxiety issues affect over a third of current professional footballers, according to a study published by world players' union FIFPro on Tuesday. The research, led by FIFPro's chief medical officer Dr Vincent Gouttebarge, found that 38 percent of the 607 current players sampled and…

  • American Football - Another death rocks high school gridiron

    Kenney Bui's death is the latest in a spate of fatalities among youth gridiron players. Bui, a senior at Technology, Engineering and Communications (TEC) high school in Seattle, was playing defensive back when he was hurt in the fourth quarter of a game on Friday. Local media reported that…

  • Childcare Costs Even More Than Rent in Most of the U.S.

    Just when you thought rent was too damn high, more evidence now shows that childcare costs are too damn higher. Among families with two children, the price of care exceeds rent in 500 of 618 areas, according to data compiled by the Washington-based Economic Policy Institute, a resource group that…

  • American Airlines pilot dies during US flight

    New York (AFP) - An American Airlines pilot became ill and died during a flight from Phoenix to Boston Monday but the co-pilot was able to safely land the plane, the US carrier said.

  • How to Double Your Money Every Four Years

    In a recent study, a group of University professors show how 539 individual investors were able to consistently double their money every 3.5 years.

  • Recent winners of Nobel Medicine Prize

    Stockholm (AFP) - Here is a list of the winners of the Nobel Medicine Prize over the past 10 years, following the latest award on Monday:

  • Sleep paralysis: what we know about a terrifying state of consciousness

    “I awake in bed… In the corner of the room there are two men. I cannot see them but I know that they are there, and what they look like. I can hear them talking. They are talking about murder. I cannot move. One of the men comes and stands directly above me… He spits,…

  • German mayor's bid to legalise cannabis up in smoke

    A German mayor said Monday her attempt at getting cannabis sales legalised in her Berlin district had been slapped down by federal authorities. Monika Herrmann, Greens party mayor for the Berlin inner district known for its clubbing scene, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, had sought permission for four…

  • Naholo gives All Blacks more cause for concern at Rugby World Cup

    All Blacks wing Waisake Naholo, on the comeback trail from a broken leg, is again under an injury cloud and in doubt for their final Pool C match against Tonga on Friday. The try-scoring specialist is in need of game time after being sidelined for three months and the All Blacks will wait until…

  • One gender is more likely to suffer from insomnia because of genetics

    Women are known to suffer more from sleep disturbances, partly thanks to raising young children and hormonal fluctuations. But it turns out there’s also a genetic reason for exhaustion in women. A study of data on 7,500 male and female twins found that women have a higher genetic risk of developing…