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Test results show Chopin's heart in good shape

Warsaw , Sep 18

The heart of late Polish composer Frederic Chopin, which was buried in the Holy Cross Church in Warsaw, is in good condition, scientists have confirmed.

Wild berry extract booster for pancreatic cancer drug

London , Sep 18

A wild berry native to North America may strengthen the effectiveness of a chemotherapy drug commonly used to treat pancreatic cancer, reveals new research.

Mechanism behind age-dependent diabetes found

London , Sep 18

In a significant revelation that may aid enhanced treatment of diabetes, researchers have found that ageing of insulin-secreting cells is linked to a progressive decline in signal transduction and insulin release.

New clue to Alzheimer's disease treatment found

Tokyo , Sep 18

Researchers in Japan may have discovered the pathological mechanism of Alzheimer's disease (AD) based on phosphoproteome analysis, which would provide new clues to an effective therapy for the currently incurable disease, media reported Thursday.

Two new polio cases reported in Pakistan

Islamabad , Sep 18

Two new polio cases were reported in Pakistan Thursday.

China announces $32 m aid for combating Ebola

New Delhi , Sep 18

Chinese President Xi Jinping announced here Thursday an aid package of 200 million yuan (about $32.54 million) for Liberia, Sierra Leon and Guinea to combat the Ebola virus disease.

Fighting parents hurt children's emotional well-being

Washington , Sep 18

Stop fighting at home owing to work stress, financial problems or a failing relationship if you want your kids to grow emotionally strong.

Vaccine to prevent urinary tract infections on the cards

Washington , Sep 18

An experimental vaccine, developed by US researchers, has been shown to prevent urinary tract infections associated with catheters, the tubes used in hospitals and other care facilities to drain urine from a patient's bladder.

Hepatitis C deaths increase in Australia

Canberra , Sep 18

Australia has witnessed a rise in Hepatitis C deaths, according to data released by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Thursday.

Man recovers using 3D-printed prosthetic skull replacement

Beijing , Sep 18

A Chinese man whose skull was severely injured in an accident has had fractured bones rebuilt with the help of 3D printing technology.