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Smokers likelier to quit under strict, city-wide smoking bans

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 13:16

Researchers have said that completely banning tobacco use inside the home - or more broadly in the whole city - measurably boosts the odds of smokers either cutting back or quitting entirely.

How superbugs develop antibiotic resistance

Last Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013, 09:50

A team of researchers used quantitative models of bacterial growth to discover the bizarre way by which antibiotic resistance allows bacteria to multiply in the presence of antibiotics.

How flu virus spreads infection

Last Updated: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 12:53

Researchers have shown how influenza A viruses snip through a protective mucus net to infect respiratory cells and later cut their way out to infect other cells.

Vitamin D supplements not linked to kidney stone risk

Last Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013, 16:45

Some previous studies led to a concern that vitamin D supplementation could increase an individual`s risk of developing kidney stones.

What makes cholera toxin so deadly

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 21:54

Researchers have identified an underlying biochemical mechanism that helps make cholera toxin so deadly, often resulting in life-threating diarrhea.

Night sleep vital for brain to focus

Last Updated: Saturday, August 31, 2013, 10:44

Not being able to sleep at night could be costing our mind dearly, as researchers have observed difference in brain function of people saying they have insomnia and those enjoying a full night`s sleep.

Altering neural circuitry could lead to anorexia and bulimia

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 05, 2013, 12:39

A new study suggests that the altered function of neural circuitry contributes to restricted eating in anorexia and overeating in bulimia.

Tumour-activated protein promotes cancer metastasis

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 13:18

Researchers have found that cancers physically alter cells in the lymphatic system to promote the spread of disease, a process called metastasis.

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