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Kate Kelland

Vaping illness, deaths likely very rare beyond U.S., experts say

14 Oct 2019

LONDON E-cigarette or vaping-linked lung injuries that have killed 29 and sickened more than 1,000 people in the United States are likely to be rare in Britain and other countries where the suspect products are not widely used, specialists said on Monday.

'Alarming upsurge' in measles has devastating impact, WHO warns

11 Oct 2019

LONDON Measles is staging a devastating comeback in epidemics across the world as the virus exploits dangerous gaps in vaccination coverage, World Health Organization (WHO) experts said on Friday.

Battery pioneers who made mobile revolution possible win Nobel chemistry prize

09 Oct 2019

STOCKHOLM/LONDON Three scientists have won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for putting power in peoples pockets by developing rechargeable lithium-ion batteries which made the global information technology, mobile and fossil-fuel free revolutions possible. | Video

Science of far-away planets and infant universe wins Nobel prize

08 Oct 2019

STOCKHOLM/LONDON Canadian-American cosmologist James Peebles and Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for revealing the wonder of the evolution of the universe and discovering planets orbiting distant suns. | Video

Nobel Medicine Prize won by doctors for work on cells' response to oxygen

08 Oct 2019

STOCKHOLM/LONDON Two Americans and a Briton won the 2019 Nobel Medicine Prize on Monday for discovering a molecular switch that regulates how cells adapt to fluctuating oxygen levels, opening up new approaches to treating heart failure, anaemia and cancer. | Video

Paralyzed man walks again with brain-controlled exoskeleton

04 Oct 2019

LONDON A man paralyzed from the shoulders down has been able to walk using a pioneering four-limb robotic system, or exoskeleton, that is commanded and controlled by signals from his brain. | Video

Athletics-Fitter, happier, healthier: parkrun marks 15th birthday with six million friends

01 Oct 2019

LONDON The global running phenomenon that is parkrun turns 15 on Wednesday with six million people worldwide now signed up to a community that began as a meeting of 13 friends for a sociable Saturday run in a London park.

Steak is back on the menu, if a new red meat risk review is to be believed

01 Oct 2019

LONDON, Cutting back on red and processed meat brings few if any health benefits, according to a review of evidence drawn from millions of people, but the finding contradicts dietary advice of international agencies and has prompted criticism from many experts. | Video

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