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Cleaning sprays as harmful as smoking

Experts say they cause damage to airways , speeding up the decline of our lungs as we age. The research includes 6 000 participants, based on the European Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS). "While the short-term effects of cleaning chemicals on asthma are becoming increasingly well documented, we lack knowledge of the long-term impact", she said.

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Students celebrate the Chinese New Year

Due to the fact that the Chinese New Year is being celebrated according to the lunar calendar, it doesn't have a fixed date, so this year it fell on the new moon on February 16. "It is the start of our 2018 celebrations of my favourite year, the year of the dog , because I am a great dog enthusiast". Everyone needs a Dog friend for advice and help.

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Nathan Chen redeems himself, but not enough for medal

Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu made his Olympic debut on Thursday, scoring the second highest score in Olympic figure skating history. Hanyu was visibly moved by his latest triumph in a remarkable journey from the day in 2011 he had to fled a Sendai ice rink when a devastating natural disaster hit Japan.

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Poor fitness levels increase the risk dementia, concludes study

Scientists as the institute have pioneered an approach that could stop BACE1 from forming plaques without wrecking the basic functionality of the brain. But in two phase 3 trials that enrolled thousands of patients it failed to show the drug also improves outcomes. Illustrating the tricky path current Alzheimer's research faces, the study was published literally hours after giant pharmaceutical company Merck announced the cancellation of a Phase 3 clinical trial surrounding a drug that ...

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New antibiotic family found in soil

Yet, less than a century after Fleming's discovery there are precious few antibiotics left and many superbugs are already resistant to all of them. This new antibiotic that is resistant to antibiotic resistance may be the key. Even after 20 days of continued contact with malacidin - more than enough time for most bacteria to find a way to thwart an antibiotic's effects - samples of MRSA bacteria showed no signs of evolving resistance to the newly discovered agent.

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Oxfam unveils action plan after 'stain' of sex scandal

Oxfam International's executive director Winnie Byanyima said it would "do justice" and "atone for the past". Oxfam has apologised for the behaviour of aid workers, but denies a coverup, the CNN said. The Times of London reported last Friday that young sex workers were hired by senior staff in Haiti after the natural disaster which devastated the poor Caribbean country and left up to 300,000 people dead.