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Platelet transfusions may not help dengue patients: Study

Platelet transfusions may not help...

March 24

SINGAPORE — Blood transfusions given to adult dengue patients with low blood platelet counts and who do not suffer severe bleeding are not effective, a study led by doctors here...

Smartphone device can test sperm quality

Smartphone device can test sperm quality

March 23

MIAMI — A new smartphone device can analyse a man’s sperm quality and let him know in a matter of minutes whether he suffers from infertility, US researchers said Wednesday ...

Breakthrough in H7N9 study a boost for bird flu drug research

Breakthrough in H7N9 study a boost...

March 22

HONG KONG — A team of researchers at the University of Hong Kong has cracked the mystery behind how the deadly H7N9 virus has attained a higher ability to infect humans while...

Nine US deaths linked to breast implant-associated cancer

Nine US deaths linked to breast...

March 22

WASHINGTON — Nine women are believed to have died in the United States from a rare cancer linked to breast implants, US health officials said Tuesday (March 21), with more than...

Baby born with four legs, two spines thriving after surgery

Baby born with four legs, two spines...

March 22

PARK RIDGE (Illinois) — Doctors say a baby girl from Africa who’s recovering from a risky surgery at a Chicago-area hospital should be able to lead a normal life.

Deaths up sharply among people with autism: Study

Deaths up sharply among people with...

March 22

MIAMI — People with autism are three times as likely to die from an injury than the general population, said a study out Tuesday (March 21) that pointed to troubling trends...

Singapore, Italy, Australia have some of the world’s healthiest people

Singapore, Italy, Australia have some...

March 20

NEW YORK — When it comes to living a long life, Italy is the place to be. Singapore, Australia, Switzerland and Iceland rounded out the top five most-healthy countries in the...

Singaporeans among poorest of sleepers in the world: Fitbit data

Singaporeans among poorest of...

March 17

SINGAPORE — Singaporeans are among the poorest sleepers in the world, clocking in an average of just 6.56 hours of sleep per night. according to data collected by fitness...