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Instagram 'worst for young mental health'

Instagram is rated as the worst social media platform when it comes to its impact on young people's mental health, a UK snapshot survey suggests.

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'Heart attack risk' for common painkillers

A fresh study suggests there may be a link between taking high doses of common anti-inflammatory painkillers - such as ibuprofen - and heart attacks. ...by BBC

Carmat buoyed by approval to resume artificial heart trial

Artificial heart maker Carmat has obtained approval from France's national drugs agency (ANSM) to resume a heart implant trial, sending the company's shares more than one fifth higher on Wednesday. ...by Reuters

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GSK 'real world' drug test has second success in asthma

GlaxoSmithKline notched up a second win for its pioneering "real world" approach to testing new drugs on Friday as its inhaled medicine Breo proved significantly better than standard care in helping people with asthma.

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Arsenic-polluted water linked to cancer in India

Millions of people in Bihar, India, are showing symptoms of arsenic poisoning, which can be linked to cancer, due to consumption of contaminated drinking water. ...by CNN

Blood test offers hope for better lung cancer treatment

Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment by using blood tests to track genetic changes in tumors as they progress from their very earliest stages. ...by Associated Press

Blood test offers hope for better lung cancer treatment

Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment by using blood tests to track genetic changes in tumors as they progress from their very earliest stages. ...by Associated Press

Roche's Alecensa notches trial win against Pfizer's Xalkori

Roche's Alecensa kept people with a specific lung cancer alive longer without their disease progressing than Pfizer's Xalkori, the Swiss drugmaker said on Monday, as it seeks to move in on the U.S. company's share of early treatment of the disease. ...by Reuters

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Malaria: Kenya, Ghana and Malawi get first vaccine

Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will be the three countries to get the world’s first vaccine against malaria starting in 2018.

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Drugmaker Ipsen to buy some products from Sanofi for 83 million euros

Ipsen said the most significant product it was buying was Prontalgine, an analgesic for the treatment of moderate to severe pain, which has grown at double-digit rates over the last four years and is available only in France

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Leaning forward during phone use may cause ‘text neck’

Spine surgeons are noticing an increase in patients with neck and upper back pain, likely related to poor posture during prolonged smartphone use, according to a recent report. ...by Reuters

Smart Bandages which can detect the wound healing to be trialled within a year

Bandages which can detect how a wound is healing and send messages back to doctors could be trialled within the next 12 months, scientists have said. ...by BBC

Dairy-free diets warning over risk to bone health

Diets which cut out dairy food could be a "ticking time bomb" for young people's bone health, a charity is warning. ...by BBC

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At least 140 killed in a meningitis outbreak in Nigeria

At least 140 people have been killed in an outbreak of meningitis in several states of Nigeria.

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Non-terminal patient fights right to die law

A man has started a legal challenge to win the right to die for people with incurable diseases who have potentially years to live.

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Fish oil does not benefit baby intelligence, Study suggests

A new research has suggested that taking fish oil during pregnancy will not improve the brain development of babies.

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Australian Government favors childcare ban on unvaccinated children

Australian government has planned to put a ban on unvaccinated children from childcare centres and preschools. ...by

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Heroine overdose quadrupled in five years in U.S, Study

The study by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2015 linked the declining price of heroin and its increasing purity as the main reason that influenced more people to use it.

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China releases update of key reimbursable drug list

The much-anticipated list of reimbursable drugs include 2,535 Western and Chinese medicines, 339 more than the most recent update of the list in 2009, a potential fillip for drug makers in the world's number two medicine market.

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Life expectancy to break 90 barrier by 2030

South Korean women will be the first in the world to have an average life expectancy above 90, a study suggests.

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Eight countries sign up to counter Trump's global anti-abortion move

"If women don't have control over their bodies and their own fate it can have very serious consequences for global goals of gender rights and global poverty eradication," Lovin said. ...by Reuters

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Faulty heart gene responsible for sudden death, Experts warn

The genetic disorders can go undetected until someone’s heart suddenly stops beating.

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