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Serotonin map of brain could lead to better targeted antidepressants

Researchers hope to discover how the activity of serotonin in the brain is involved in different mental illnesses

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20,000 Yazidi Iraqis targeted by ISIS escape from mountain after US air strikes

Yazidi minority surrounded by Islamist militants on Mount Sinjar escorted back to Iraqi Kurdistan after fleeing via Syria

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Pope Francis speaks out against legalizing marijuana: 'Drug addiction is an evil'

Pope Francis has demonstrated that there are limits to his modernising fervour as he warns against moves to legalise recreational drugs.

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Women who eat organic foods no less likely to develop cancer, research finds

Women who always or mostly eat organic foods are no less likely to develop cancer than women who eat a more conventional diet, according to a study published today.

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New test could help prevent unnecessary breast cancer treatment

Women with early stages of breast cancer may no longer face treatment without knowing whether it will become life-threatening

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Court rules Pirate Bay co-founder can be extradited from Sweden to Denmark

Gottfrid Svartholm Warg is accused of involvement in one of Denmark's biggest hacking attacks

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Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was added to classified terrorist database 18 months ago

Amid accusations of intelligence failings, officials admit Tamerlan Tsarnaev was on list of known and suspected terrorists

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Holiday travelers at risk as doctors run out of typhoid vaccine

Supply crisis sparked by manufacturer's recall – 700,000 people already injected could be affected

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Christmas cruise turns into 'holiday from hell' after norovirus outbreak

Passengers say 400 travellers have had winter vomiting bug but cruiseliner claims just six had 'mild gastrointestinal illness'

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Duane 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Chapman barred from entering the UK

As "Dog the Bounty Hunter", Duane Chapman has made a name for himself tracking down offenders on his hit US reality TV show, but his own criminal past came back to haunt him when the UK government refused to grant him a visa.

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ICANN reveals new top-level domains in London

Proposed new top-level domains for internet addresses to rival .com and .uk will be revealed in London on Wednesday.

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