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App improves quality of life and prolongs survival for cancer patients

Cancer patients are being urged to speak out about their symptoms after a study showing it can improve their chances of survival. Doctors studied...

Shrinking worm harvest upsets fishing business

A mysterious decline in two of the most popular fishing worms is depriving fishermen of their favourite bait and threatening the livelihood of Maine's...

Plastic-eating caterpillar could eat waste

A caterpillar found to eat plastic bags could help scientists develop a biotechnological solution to the plastic waste that chokes oceans and landfill sites....

Pets given Reiki as complementary therapy

Reiki, the Japanese holistic energy healing system long used as a complementary therapy for humans, has now become popular for treating pets in Los...

New Advice Issued for Prostate Cancer Screening

An influential U.S. government health panel is dropping its opposition to routine prostate cancer screening in favour of letting men decide for themselves after...

Smoking causes one in 10 deaths worldwide, study shows

Smoking causes one in 10 deaths worldwide, a new study shows, half of them in just four countries - China, India, the US and...

World is home to ‘60,000 tree species’

There are 60,065 species of trees in the world, according to a comprehensive study of the world's plants. Botanical Gardens Conservation International compiled the...

Yellow fever outbreak threatens Brazil’s monkeys

Cases of yellow fever are being confirmed across Brazil in the largest outbreak the country has seen in years. Of the 448 confirmed cases...

South Korea tops the world’s life expectancy table

South Korea is expected to rank top among countries for average life expectancy. According to the study South Koreans born in 2030 can expect...

Star’s seven Earth-sized worlds set record (Video)

Astronomers have detected a record seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single star. The researchers say that all seven could potentially support liquid water on the...