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US teen died after drinking caffeine too quickly, coroner says

US teen died after drinking caffeine too quickly, coroner says

Image caption Davis Cripe drank three caffeinated drinks in just under two hours A healthy teenager in the US state of South Carolina died from drinking several highly-caffeinated drinks too…

Plant chemicals hope for ‘alternative contraceptives’

Plant chemicals hope for ‘alternative contraceptives’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Could chemicals from wild plants be the key to a new generation of contraceptives? Two compounds normally found in wild plants could make good…

Yemen war: Emergency in Sanaa as cholera kills scores

Yemen war: Emergency in Sanaa as cholera kills scores

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Children are especially vulnerable to the water-borne disease A state of emergency has been declared in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, after an outbreak of cholera…

‘Heart attack risk’ for common painkillers

‘Heart attack risk’ for common painkillers

Image copyright Science Photo Library A fresh study suggests there may be a link between taking high doses of common anti-inflammatory painkillers – such as ibuprofen – and heart attacks.…

Baby brain scans reveal trillions of neural connections

Baby brain scans reveal trillions of neural connections

Image copyright The Developing Human Connectome Project Image caption The scans show anatomical connections in the developing brain UK scientists have released the first batch of “groundbreaking” medical scans that…

‘Heart attack risk’ for common Nsaid painkillers

‘Heart attack risk’ for common Nsaid painkillers

Image copyright Science Photo Library A fresh study suggests there may be a link between taking high doses of Nsaid painkillers – such as ibuprofen – and heart attacks. The…

Price of ‘exciting’ self-injectable contraceptive cut

Price of ‘exciting’ self-injectable contraceptive cut

Image copyright PATH/Patrick McKern The price of an innovative device which allows women to give themselves a contraceptive jab has been cut. Sayana Press has mostly been used by women…

Indigenous people exposed to UK nuclear tests given healthcare aid

Indigenous people exposed to UK nuclear tests given healthcare aid

Image caption A British nuclear test at Maralinga, in the South Australian outback Indigenous Australians who were exposed to radiation from British nuclear tests will receive upgraded healthcare, the Australian…

France bans extremely thin models

France bans extremely thin models

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The modelling industry has long been under pressure for unrealistic images A law in France banning the use of unhealthily thin fashion models has…

Female shop mannequins are ‘medically unhealthy’ and ‘unrealistic’

Female shop mannequins are ‘medically unhealthy’ and ‘unrealistic’

The bodies of female shop mannequins are “unrealistic”, a new study in the Journal of Eating Disorders suggests. Researchers looked at the displays in female fashion shops in two UK…