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On first glance, sticking with one partner for life seems like quite a bad idea, at least from an evolutionary point of view. Sperm is plentiful and does not take long to make, so it would not benefit a male to invest in only one female, who will take a long time to reproduce.
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Here in the United States, some of our largest corporations are drug companies. In fact, as I've stated before, the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the United States earn more money than the remaining 490 Fortune 500 companies.


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A detailed map highlighting the world's hotspots for emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) has been released.


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A major advance in understanding the genetics behind several of the world's most common diseases has been reported. ... ... found new genetic variants for depression, Crohn's disease, coronary heart disease, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis and type 1 and 2 diabetes. ... Many of the most common diseases are very complex, involving both 'nature' and 'nurture', genes interacting with our environment and...


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When ants of the species Temnothorax unifasciatus get sick, they abandon their nest, walking far away from their relatives to die alone. They perform this act of heroism to prevent the illness that is killing them from spreading to the colony.


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Millions of children die needlessly each year from preventable genetic disease. Protect your baby from 100+ diseases with a simple saliva test, even before pregnancy.
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Leprosy is one of the world's oldest diseases - written accounts of leprosy in Indian Sanskrit date back to 600 BC. India has been fighting hard to combat the condition and according to official records it has eliminated leprosy. And yet the country still accounts for more than half the world's cases.


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Some 18m people worldwide have Chagas disease, caused by an infection with the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. Recently, researchers discovered having this disease puts the individual at increased risk of stroke due to heart complications and blood clots.


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An updated edition of a mental health bible for doctors may include diagnoses for "disorders" such as toddler tantrums and binge eating, experts say, and could mean that soon no-one will be classed as normal.


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The number of cases of a deadly parasitic disease has more than doubled in the last decade, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).


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Is nonconformity and freethinking a mental illness? According to the newest addition of the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), it certainly is. The manual identifies a new mental illness called “oppositional defiant disorder” or ODD. Defined as an “ongoing pattern of disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior,” symptoms include questioning authority, negativity, defiance, argumentativeness, and being easily...


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Health experts are investigating the safety of fish pedicures after concerns that this latest pampering craze could spread infections. The treatment involves dunking the feet in tanks filled with Garra rufa fish that can nibble away dead skin.


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US authorities have warned parents that posting infected lollipops to other families who want their children to get chickenpox is against the law.


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Many Italians, it seems, are prone to a particularly wide range of winter illnesses, helped apparently by an in-depth knowledge of human anatomy. More than a decade living in this country has led me to a shocking conclusion. Being Italian is bad for your health. As winter draws in, those around me are suffering from a range of distinctly Italian ailments, that make our limited British colds and flus sound as bland as our food.


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