Scientists claim inflammation breakthrough

A new discovery about the inner-workings of a protein that suppresses inflammation could lead to the development of improved treatments, according to an Australian research team. Inflammation...

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Dad’s genes dominate, study shows

Even if you look like your mother, an innovative study suggests that not only humans but, in fact, all mammals are genetically more like dad. We inherit equal amounts of genetic material from...

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Long-term paracetamol use poses risk, says study

Doctors may be under-estimating the risks to patients from long-term use of paracetamol, the world's most popular painkiller, researchers said Tuesday. Chronic users of the drug – people who...

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Designer to the stars dresses disabled catwalk in Milan

From outfits for Lady Gaga and Beyonce to disabled fashion: Antonio Urzi, a long-time collaborator with Armani, is trying to revolutionise Milan fashion week with creations designed for...

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Tengku Syarif Temenggung Tournament, perfect build up for polo’s Merdeka League

Popularly known as the "Sport of Kings", Polo has gained a strong following in Malaysia in recent years since league competitions were introduced. This has also boosted its image and allowed for...

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Stop weight shaming, calorie counting to encourage healthy eating, says study

Traditional strategies for encouraging young people to eat healthily have come under fire in the findings of four US-based research teams. Advertisements for weight loss programs that portray...

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Lithuania’s lost Jewish archives come to life online

After seven decades holed up in a Catholic church basement in the Lithuanian capital, thousands of Yiddish manuscripts that survived the Holocaust and Stalin's anti-Jewish onslaught are finally...

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Fore! In Iran, golf remains a game of the elite

The bumpy fairways and patchy putting surfaces – more burnt-out browns than grassy greens – are not much to look at. In Iran however, this is golf at its finest. In the same way that the...

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TV drama, plaudits – a cocktail of success for Japan whisky

Whisky demand is rocketing in Japan, with producers scrambling to increase production as a period drama has the country hooked and after a homegrown single malt scooped the honours in a world...

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25 years later, Boston museum still features blank wall after US$500 million art heist

A 122-year old Venetian-style palazzo tucked into Boston's marshy Fens section stands as one of the city's more popular tourist attractions and the site of one of its longest-unsolved...

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More than just a toy, say Kendama enthusiasts

How much can a tree bark crafted into a wooden toy teach us about life and living harmoniously? Pretty much, according to the people behind Kendama Culture, a movement driven to promote an...

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Ireland passes EU’s first tobacco plain packaging law

Ireland on Thursday became the first European Union member state to pass a law introducing mandatory plain packaging for tobacco products, prompting the tobacco industry to threaten legal...

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Melatonin not for children, study finds

Although it may be tempting to give a child who can't sleep a dose of the natural sleep aid melatonin, an Australian research team says this could lead to problems as the child grows...

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Study states breakfast-skipping teenagers should get back on track

Skipping breakfast could change how your body manages its glucose levels and could one day possibly contribute to the onset of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from the University of...

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Coca-Cola’s iconic bottle design turns 100

Coca-Cola is marking the 100th anniversary this year of its instantly recognizable Contour bottle. In 1915, Coca-Cola – whose then straight-sided bottle was easily replicable – launched a...

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Skin test could help diagnose Alzheimer’s

Skin biopsies could help reveal information about Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, according to a new study. The biopsies can detect elevated levels of abnormal proteins associated with...

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Pill taken before sex could prevent HIV

An HIV prevention pill taken by gay men before and after sex reduced the risk of virus transmission by 86%, according to the results of a clinical trial released this week. Truvada contains HIV...

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Scientists discover black hole so big it contradicts growth theory

Scientists say they have discovered a black hole so big that it challenges the theory about how they grow. Scientists said this black hole was formed about 900 million years after the Big...

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Reunions and ransoms – a day online in Myanmar’s Rohingya camps

In this teeming camp for displaced Rohingya Muslims in western Myanmar, it's easy to overlook the internet huts. The raw emotion they generate is much harder to ignore. The huts have bamboo...

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Dutch artists make waves with ‘dead animal’ art

In a loft in a disused school, Dutch artist Noortje Zijlstra takes a frozen crow carcass from a refrigerator and cuts it open, pursuing her latest "dead animal art" project. Wearing surgical...

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