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Court battle over UK baby raises ethical conundrum

A five-month legal battle over the fate of a terminally-ill British baby that drew the attention of Pope Francis and US President Donald Trump has also stoked an often angry debate about medical ethics and the courts.

Jul 25, 2017
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Generic medicines hit Novartis profits

Swiss drugmaker Novartis on Tuesday posted a drop in first half profits amid fierce competition for generic medicines and pricing pressures but said it was set to reach annual targets.

Jul 18, 2017
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Exploring the potential of human echolocation

People who are visually impaired will often use a cane to feel out their surroundings. With training and practice, people can learn to use the pitch, loudness and timbre of echoes from the cane or other sounds to navigate ...

Jun 25, 2017
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Opinion: Autism and terrorism—what are the links?

Terror recruits often seem to come from vulnerable backgrounds. But new evidence suggests that those suffering from traits of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) could be more at risk of being radicalised. It follows a number ...

Jun 22, 2017
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An extra organ or body part is more common than you think

Doctors thought they were operating on a malignant tumour when they set about removing an unusual oval lump on the right side of a 40-year-old woman's body. What they recovered instead was a perfectly normal and fully functioning ...

Jun 13, 2017
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The bromance is blossoming, says study

After winning Olympic gold in the men's synchronised three-metre springboard last year, British diver Jack Laugher ran, in only Speedos, to his diving partner and housemate, Chris Mears, for a heartwarming victory cuddle. ...

Jun 08, 2017
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Revolutionary biopsy-reading invention reaches the masses

A groundbreaking University of Alberta invention that will impact transplant patients' outcomes—and possibly cancer outcomes in the future—is poised to become widely available now that the transplant test has been licensed ...

Jun 08, 2017
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