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


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The report, which is under peer review, suggests that people vaccinated against seasonal flu are twice as likely to contract the swine flu, The Globe and Mail of Canada reported Monday.


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Scientists have proved that it is possible for a mother's cancer cells to be passed to her unborn child.
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There is this myth that bodies have to be disposed of incredibly quickly, which often leads to bodies being shoved into pits without any form of identification.


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James Lovelock says humanity is "Earth's infection." Nice. We are the viruses. ... Lovelock's thinking is that our increasing presence is getting things so out of whack that, in the manner of a human immune system, the planet has no choice but to respond.


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A replacement hip joint that could detect a bacterial infection and release antibiotic drugs is under development by scientists.


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Barry Marshall changed the face of medical science when he swallowed a petri-dish of dangerous bacteria to prove it caused stomach ulcers. His theory meant that they could be treated with a simple anti-biotic rather than expensive surgery. Dr Marshall also claimed that his research continues to save up to 500,000 lives per year.


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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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