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Mysterious Sleeping Sickness Affects Russian Village

An inexplicable sleeping sickness is affecting one in ten residents of a village in Kazakhstan in Russia.

Villagers in Kalachi have been affected by the mysterious disease for the past two years, but to date, no cause for the illness has been determined and, despite teams of virologists, radiologists, toxicologists and doctors...
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Guidelines Indicate Everyone is Sick

Current medical guidelines label 9 out of 10 people over age50 as sick, since their blood pressure and cholesterol aretoo high. How can this be? Physicians are also concernedthat so-called ideal weights are too low?that it's notactually healthy for people to be that thin. One way to tellif you need to diet is to take a fasting hemoglobin...

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Help for Two Major Epidemics

Two of our major health epidemics are AIDS and smoking (which leads to heart and respiratory illnesses, as well as cancer). Now a U.K. company has developed a vaccine that helps people quit smoking. And genetically-modified bacteria are being developed that can form a "living condom" to fight off the HIV virus.

Xenova invented the...

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