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Height link to aggressive prostate cancer

Tall men have a heightened risk of dying from aggressive prostate cancer, research shows. British scientists have found no association between height and overall prostate cancer risk but a strong link with high-grade, deadly tumours. Every extra 10 centimetres in a ...

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Babies inherit much more than DNA from mum

Mothers are passing on much more than DNA to their unborn babies, Australian and German scientists have discovered. They've found that unborn babies inherit a type of protein from their mums that is vital for their development. The scientists say their ...

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Drink coffee, live longer: international study

Coffee lovers have been given another reason to have another cup with two new international research studies finding the world's most popular beverage may well prolong life. But the latest research bodes better for men than women with one study ...

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GPs overprescribing antibiotics: research

Australian GPs are overprescribing antibiotics for respiratory infections, even when their use is not recommended, research shows. Antibiotics are prescribed for acute respiratory infections (ARI) at rates 4-9 times higher than recommended by national guidelines, the researchers found. "The potential for ...

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‘Curing all childhood cancer is possible’

This month marks 48 years since man first walked on the moon, a feat many would have thought impossible decades earlier, much like curing all childhood cancer. But astronaut Neil Armstrong did take mankind's first steps in space on 20 ...

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Allergy link to sugar during pregnancy

Mothers-to-be with too much of a sweet tooth might increase the risk of asthma and allergies in their children, British research suggests. High levels of sugar consumption during pregnancy doubled the chance of a child developing allergic asthma, the study ...

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Sugar daddies reduce pregnancy chances

A sugar daddy might not be the best choice of partner for a young woman wanting children, research suggests. He may be able to provide a lavish lifestyle, but his ageing sperm will reduce the chances of a successful birth, even ...

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New athlete concussion study launched

Athletes will be recruited for a first-of-its-kind Australian study to improve the detection of the serious brain injury. Using functional MRI scanning technology, scientists at the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) at the University of Queensland will observe the brains of ...

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