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France makes birth control free for women up to 25

The French government said on Thursday it would make birth control free for all women under 25, expanding a scheme currently targeting under-18s to ensure young women don’t stop taking

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How the brain solves problems

In trying to think of an introduction for this article it occurred to me that had I been inside an MRI, the screen would have showed several brain regions lighting

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Study: Long-term disabilities linked to TB

It’s estimated that a quarter of the world’s population is infected with tuberculosis (TB). Now, these people are being given a fighting chance to avoid long-term disability caused by the

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Heavy drinking when young increases alcohol risk in early pregnancy

Young women who binge or frequently drink alcohol were more likely to drink during the early stages of pregnancy, according to new research. The study, led by the Murdoch Children’s

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Potential indicator for obesity risk detected during sleep

Throughout the day, we gain energy by breaking down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins in our bodies through the process of metabolism. For example, immediately after eating, most of our energy

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Breast cancer diagnosis in the ‘between’ year: Body mass index matters

Although mammography reduces breast cancer mortality by 15 to 20 percent, the diagnosis in many cases—approximately 15 percent of all breast cancers—occurs after a patient has a negative mammogram and

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Antioxidant drug reverses process responsible for heart attacks and strokes

An antioxidant drug reverses atherosclerosis and could be used to prevent heart attacks and strokes due to clots, according to research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and published

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