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Drugmaker to launch clinical trial of Ebola vaccine

 GlaxoSmithKline Plc is set to start working on an experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus, Reuters has reported.   In a separate developmen…
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How whey protein before meals could help tackle diabetes

In good news for patients suffering from type 2 diabetes, researchers have found that consumption of whey protein before meals may help them keep insu…
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Small DNA modifications predict brain's threat response

The tiny addition of a chemical mark atop a gene that is well known for its involvement in clinical depression and posttraumatic stress disorder can a…
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Vitamin D Deficiency Associated With Dementia And Alzheimer’s

Vitamin D, or the sunshine vitamin as it's called, is a crucial nutrient for strong bones. Deficiency of the vitamin has also been linked to cognitive…
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The surprising health benefits of potatos!

A key to lasting weight loss is eating foods that make you feel full for longer, says Dr Jacquie Lavin, a weight-loss doctor for Slimming World.  'Y…
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One question reveals: Are you a narcissist?

If you are a narcissist, you probably think this story is about you, and you are correct (as you so often are – right?).   That kind of thinking m…
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The key to happiness - have low expectations

The secret of happiness may be to not expect too much from life. For if you start off with low expectations you could end up pleasantly surprised…
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Sunbathing 'may be addictive' warning

Spending time basking in the sun's warming rays may have addictive properties, claim researchers in the US. Their study, published in the journal Cell…
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How Sudoku can boost your child's brain power: Puzzles can improve memory and doing crosswords helps verbal fluency

Children should do Sudoku and crosswords in school to boost their brain power, experts say. Doing Sudoku puzzles improves memory and doing crosswords…
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Why People Fear Dementia More Than They Do Cancer

As we get older, people are more fearful of developing dementia than cancer, a new poll has revealed.   Two thirds of people over the age of 50 fe…
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Why a weekend lie-in ISN'T enough to undo the damage caused by lack of sleep during the working week

The long weekend lie-in may be a tempting prospect, but it doesn't appear to make up for all the damage caused a lack of shut-eye during the week. W…
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We have the science to build an Ebola vaccine. So why hasn't it happened?

The ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest in history, with more than 500 dead and hundreds more infected. The particular virus in thi…
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