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Machine give fresh air for asthmatics

Machine give fresh air for asthmatics

A machine that cleans the air while asthma sufferers sleep can dramatically reduce their symptoms during the day, a study claims. Those who tested the device reported a huge improvement in their quality of life – equivalent to that normally achieved only through expensive drugs â€

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Heart attack baby's heart healed itself

Heart attack baby’s heart healed itself

The parents of a baby girl who was placed right at the top of an emergency transplant list have spoken of their amazement after her heart healed by itself. Scarlett Ungurs, became desperately ill when a virus struck when she was six months old and left her with dilated cardiomyopathy - an enl

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Women are 9 times more likely to suffer than men

Women are 9 times more likely to suffer than men

The end of a romance or the death of a loved one really can cause the heart to break – and women are the most likely to suffer. Research shows that a shock or emotional trauma can trigger the symptoms of a heart attack or other cardiac problem. Women are up to nine times more likely

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Signs of ageing halted in the lab

Signs of ageing halted in the lab

The onset of wrinkles, muscle wasting and cataracts has been delayed and even eliminated in mice, say researchers in the US. It was done by "flushing out" retired cells that had stopped dividing. They accumulate naturally with age. The scientists believe their findings could eventually "reall

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Don't hold back - crying really IS good for you

Don’t hold back – crying really IS good for you

The latest series of the X Factor is taking public bawling to a new level, with judges Kelly Rowland and Tulisa Contostavlos, as well as the contestants, sobbing through the performances. But is the baring of all this emotion a good idea? It seems it is — last week researchers from Indi

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Online gamers crack AIDS enzyme puzzle

Online gamers crack AIDS enzyme puzzle

Online gamers have achieved a feat beyond the realm of Second Life or Dungeons and Dragons: they have deciphered the structure of an enzyme of an AIDS-like virus that had thwarted scientists for a decade. The exploit is published on Sunday in the journal Nature Structural & Molecular Biolo

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Coffee is good for you

Coffee is good for you

Many of us depend on a mug of freshly brewed coffee to perk us up in the mornings. But its mood-boosting effect could well be lasting far longer than we realise, claim scientists. They have discovered that women who drink four or more cups a day are a fifth less likely to become depressed.

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Laughter could be the best medicine!!!

Laughter could be the best medicine!!!

Laughter may be good medicine for elderly dementia patients - and best of all, it doesn't have any unpleasant side effects. Scientists found nursing home residents who received regular visits from a humour therapist saw a 20 per cent drop in agitation levels compared to those receiving st

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New Drug Cures Multiple Viruses in Human Cells

New Drug Cures Multiple Viruses in Human Cells

There's no cure for the common cold—yet. A new drug can scout out and kill numerous types of viruses infecting human and animal cells, researchers have announced. It's the first time a single drug has been shown to work against a range of viruses, from those that cause seasonal sniffle

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3 years more life for 15 minutes' exercise

3 years more life for 15 minutes’ exercise

Calling all couch potatoes. You can live an extra three years if you exercise for just 15 minutes a day – half the 30-minute minimum prescribed by the World Health Organization. That's the heart-warming news from an eight-year study on 400,000 people of all ages in Taiwan. Further studi

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