LONDON — Tempted to stifle a loud or untimely sneeze? Let it out instead, doctors in England warned Monday based on the very unusual case of a man who ruptured the back of his throat when he tried to suppress a sneeze.
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LONDON — Euthanasia has become a common way to die in the Netherlands, accounting for 4.5 per cent of deaths, according to researchers who say requests are increasing from people who aren’t terminally ill.
LONDON — The devastating fire that struck a high-rise tower in London may have been so powerful that it destroyed much of the DNA evidence needed to identify its victims.
LONDON — How much is an old, dried out piece of mould worth? Apparently more than $14,600 if it was created by the doctor who discovered penicillin.
LONDON — While most people born in rich countries will live longer by 2030 ‚Äî with women in South Korea projected to reach nearly 91 Americans will continue to have one of the lowest life expectancies of any developed country, a new study predicts.
LONDON — Scientists may have figured out part of the reason why mosquitoes are drawn to people infected with malaria: odour.
Swedish researchers say they’ve identified a substance pumped out by malaria parasites that triggers that distinctive smell, noticeable only to mosquitoes. The study from Stockholm University was published Thursday by the journal Science.
LONDON — Britain’s fertility regulator has approved controversial techniques allowing doctors to create babies using the DNA from three people ‚Äî what it called a “historic” decision to help prevent a small number of children from inheriting potentially fatal diseases from their mothers.
LONDON — Men with early prostate cancer who choose to closely monitor their disease are just as likely to survive at least 10 years as those who have surgery or radiation, finds a major study that directly tested and compared these options.
LONDON — If you spend all day sitting, then you might want to schedule some time for a brisk walk ‚Äî just make sure you can spare at least an hour.
LONDON — Being too heavy may cost you your life ‚Äî literally. Scientists say overweight people die one year earlier than expected and that moderately obese people die up to three years prematurely.