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Researchers on Wednesday unveiled 83 rare gene variants which exert a strong influence on human height, with some capable of adding or subtracting more than two centimeters.
 
Low social status a bigger health risk than obesity: study
People on the bottom rung of the socioeconomic ladder may live two years less on average than those at the top, according to a large-scale study published Wednesday.
 
Dark chocolate promotes brain function: report
Eating chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa can help improve brain function, according to a new study by Japan's Meiji Seika Kaisha, Ltd.
 
Fewer sex toys contain dangerous chemicals than children's toys, a Swedish inspection authority said in a report published on Monday.
 
Ugandan engineers invent 'smart jacket' to diagnose pneumonia
A team of Ugandan engineers has invented a "smart jacket" that diagnoses pneumonia faster than a doctor, offering hope against a disease which kills more children worldwide than any other.
 
Food contamination blamed for diarrhea outbreak at 4 Taipei schools
Bacterial contamination of boxed lunches was the cause of a diarrhea outbreak that occurred earlier this month among nearly 500 students at four schools in Taipei, a health official said Monday.
 
Ebola's long-term effects revealed
People who survive Ebola may still battle debilitating health problems a year after being declared infection-free, according to an ongoing trial in Guinea which highlighted the need for patient followup.
 
Congress to complete first step to repealing health law
The US House is poised to back legislation that is the first -- and by far the easiest -- step toward gutting President Barack Obama's divisive health care law.
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Former President Jimmy Carter, who has been working for decades to eradicate Guinea worm disease, says only 25 human cases of the illness were reported worldwide in 2016.
 
Genetics researcher Oliver Smithies, who won the Nobel Prize for medicine in 2007, is dead at age 91.
 
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