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22/08/2013 Scientists discover protein that helps trigger allergic asthma

Scientists have discovered a blood clotting protein they believe contributes towards allergic asthma.

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21/08/2013 London TB rates are highest in Western Europe

London was declared the European capital of tuberculosis today with almost 3,500 new cases last year.

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20/08/2013 Research shows link between viral infections and COPD

Researchers in the USA have shown the link between acute viral infections and the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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15/08/2013 Genetic map of cancer reveals trails of mutation that lead to disease

The first detailed map of genetic faults that cause cancers is published today, offering profound insights into the disease.

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13/08/2013 Breast cancer drugs 'could treat lung cancer'

Drugs already used to treat breast cancer may also fight lung cancer, research reveals.

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09/08/2013 New research suggests glaucoma screenings for people with sleep apnoea

People with sleep apnoea are far more likely to develop glaucoma compared to those without the condition, according to new research.

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08/08/2013 First suspected person to person transmission of new bird flu virus in China

The first case of person to person transmission of the new avian influenza, the A (H7N9) virus, was reported in Eastern China in a study published this week.

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07/08/2013 Teenagers more likely to smoke if parents have a history of smoking

Researchers have found that teenagers raised by current or even former smokers are about three times more likely to be smokers themselves during their teenage years than kids raised by parents who never smoked.

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06/08/2013 Lung transplant success rate boosted by using larger lungs

New research finds that using oversized donor lungs can increase the patient’s chances of survival by 30 per cent.

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01/08/2013 Australia to hike tobacco taxes

The Australian government is to increase taxes on tobacco to raise A$5.3bn as it tries to offset a revenue shortfall.

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