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No proof that helmets prevent concussion: experts

Helmets and mouthguards can prevent serious head and facial injuries, but there is no evidence they specifically stave off concussion, top authorities in sports medicine say. Paradoxically, wearing this protection may lead to injuries because a player is tempted to take greater risks, they say. Concussion has become a big…

New study shows Viagra doesn’t help protect against heart failure

The erectile dysfunction drug commonly known as Viagra is no help against heart failure and should not be taken for it, according to research out Monday that contradicts previous, smaller studies. Some early research had suggested the drug, which can increase blood flow to other parts of the body, might…

Meteorological organization: El Nino and La Nina unlikely to appear in first half of 2013

The El Nino and La Nina climate patterns are unlikely to make an appearance during the first half of this year, the UN’s weather agency said Monday. “Model forecasts and expert opinion suggests that the likelihood of El Nino or La Nina conditions developing during the first half of 2013…

U.S. and Japan hold talks to run joint space operations

Japan and the United States held talks Monday on wide-ranging cooperation in space, including the satellite monitoring of ships, a joint statement said. The collaboration is apparently aimed at countering China’s growing assertiveness at sea and the expansion of its space exploration programme, according to Japanese media. The statement, released…

Expert warns antibiotic-resistant ‘superbugs’ pose ‘catastrophic threat’ to population

Warning over rising death toll as antibiotics fail to tackle rising incidence of ‘gram negative’ bacterial disease Antibiotic-resistant bacteria with the potential to cause untreatable infections pose “a catastrophic threat” to the population, the chief medical officer warns in a report calling for urgent action worldwide. If tough measures are…

Ancient people had clogged arteries, mummy scans show

Scans of mummies from as long ago as 2,000 BC have revealed that ancient people also had clogged arteries, a condition blamed on modern vices like smoking, overeating and inactivity, a study said Monday. The finding, published in the Lancet medical journal, casts doubt on our understanding of the condition…

Croatian car buff invents ‘eco-conscious’ car for the rich

A Croatian car buff has briefly set aside his day job of building demining and firefighting robots to satisfy his childhood dream of making a high-end electric auto he hopes will be a global hit with eco-conscious customers. The first model, a pinkish violet three-seater with gullwing doors, proudly dominates…

Study finds Vitamin B3 therapy fails to stop heart disease

A combination drug containing niacin failed to lower the risk of heart attacks or strokes and even proved harmful for some with vascular disease, a study released Saturday reported. Niacin, also known as vitamin B3, has for years been widely prescribed to lower “bad” LDL cholesterol and raise levels of…

Study shows bee venom can destroy HIV

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri said on Friday that bee venom could be used to deliver a fatal sting to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) following the results of a new study. According to The Huffington Post, the study demonstrated that melittin, a toxin found in the venom,…

Russia admits no new life form found in Antarctic lake

Russian scientists on Saturday dismissed initial reports that they had found a wholly new type of bacteria in a mysterious subglacial lake in Antarctica. Sergei Bulat of the genetics laboratory at the Saint Petersburg Institute of Nuclear Physics had said Thursday that samples obtained from the underground Lake Vostok in…

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