Eczema-associated bacteria may be kept in check by a different microbe

Staphylococcus aureus bacteria populate cracked skin selvanegra/Getty By Chelsea Whyte Having a diverse mix of bacteria on your skin may help fight off eczema. The…

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Anti-ageing has often been seen as quack science. Not any more

felice douglas/plainpicture HISTORY is littered with the corpses of people who claimed to have found the fountain of youth. So caution is warranted with claims…

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Hormone therapy may improve some symptoms of autism

Boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls Nick David/Getty By Chelsea Whyte Hormonal therapies have been found to help…

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Newly recognised form of dementia could now be easier to diagnose

Multiple types of dementia affect brain function ALFRED PASIEKA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY By New Scientist staff and Press Association Researchers have published guidelines for diagnosing a…

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Sales of opioid painkiller codeine have halved in Australia

Marco Rosario Venturini Autieri/Getty By Ruby Prosser Scully Sales of codeine have halved in Australia since it became a prescription-only drug, and fears that the…

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Coronary artery disease tests prompt patients toward healthier habits

Coronary artery disease tests prompt patients toward healthier habits UCLA researchers have found that undergoing a computer tomographic angiography was a better motivator to get…

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Improved lifestyle led to decreased cholesterol and less cardiac death

Improved lifestyle led to decreased cholesterol and less cardiac death Cholesterol levels – the most common risk factor for heart attacks – have decreased in…

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Emerging vascular risk factors in women: Any differences from men?

Emerging vascular risk factors in women: Any differences from men? The incidence and severity of both traditional and emerging cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors as…

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