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Non-O blood group ‘linked to higher heart attack risk’

Non-O blood group ‘linked to higher heart attack risk’

Image copyright Science Photo Library People with a non-O blood group have a slightly increased risk of heart attack and stroke, research suggests. Scientists say it could be because higher…

Toddler born with three legs going home to Bangladesh after surgery in Australia

Toddler born with three legs going home to Bangladesh after surgery in Australia

Image copyright AFP Image caption Choity, seen here with her mother Shima, can now run around, her doctor says A Bangladeshi toddler born with a third leg attached to her…

Smartphone ‘orders’ body to treat diabetes

Smartphone ‘orders’ body to treat diabetes

Image copyright J SHAO Scientists have used a smartphone to control the activity of the living cells inside an animal. The fusion of biology and technology was used to control…

Postpartum haemorrhage: Cheap lifesaver ‘cuts deaths by a third’

Postpartum haemorrhage: Cheap lifesaver ‘cuts deaths by a third’

Media captionSevere bleeding after childbirth is the leading cause of maternal death worldwide A cheap drug has been shown to stop women bleeding to death, in a discovery that should…

‘Exciting’ blood test spots cancer a year early

‘Exciting’ blood test spots cancer a year early

Image copyright Getty Images Doctors have spotted cancer coming back up to a year before normal scans in an “exciting” discovery. The UK team was able to scour the blood…

Air pollution: ‘Heart disease link found’

Air pollution: ‘Heart disease link found’

Image copyright PA Extremely small particles of pollution have the potential to evade the lungs’ protective filter system and end up deep in the body, scientists suggest. Researchers speculate the…

American woman gives birth during family trip to a zoo in Omaha, Nebraska

A woman in the US has given birth in a zoo after she went into early labour while on a family day out. Kymica Hubbard, 24, was riding on a…

Premature lambs kept alive in ‘plastic bag’ womb

Premature lambs kept alive in ‘plastic bag’ womb

Image copyright Partridge, E. A. et al. / Nature Communications Image caption The premature lambs matured and grew a wool Scientists have been able to keep premature lambs alive for…

Exercise ‘keeps the mind sharp’ in over-50s, study finds

Exercise ‘keeps the mind sharp’ in over-50s, study finds

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Moderate physical exercise such as cycling or jogging can help boost brain power Doing moderate exercise several times a week is the best way…

Malaria: Kenya, Ghana and Malawi get first vaccine

Malaria: Kenya, Ghana and Malawi get first vaccine

Image copyright D Poland/PATH Image caption The vaccine has been tested extensively in more than 15,000 children The world’s first vaccine against malaria will be introduced in three countries –…