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Tapeworm drug 'stops Zika from replicating'...

Transmitted mainly by mosquitos but also through sexual transmission, Zika can cause crippling birth defects.

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'Mosquitoes can spread Zika to their eggs'...

"Spraying affects adults, but it does not usually kill the immature forms -- the eggs and larvae."

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Being overweight linked to 8 more cancers...

"The burden of cancer due to being overweight or obese is more extensive than what has been assumed."

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One new drug for three deadly tropical diseases...

The 'neglected tropical diseases' affect tens of millions of people and claim more than 50,000 lives each year.

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Creating mixed human-animal embryos

The prospect of altering an animal's brain to make it more human alarms some experts.

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Asthma pill hailed in early test

"This new drug could be a game-changer for future treatment of asthma."

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Sliver of hope seen in Alzheimer's drug trial...

The findings are part of the first completed phase III trial of an anti-tau drug in Alzheimer's.

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Smart science: Detailed brain map unveiled...

For more than a century, people have sought to delineate the different brain areas and their function.

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Paracetamol 'not effective' against arthritis...

The drug that worked best for arthritis, they found, was diclofenac, say researchers.

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Studies cast doubt on medical research

Scientific studies are considered valid only if they can be reproduced by outside teams of researchers who come to the same conclusions.

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Fighting human trafficking in Uganda...

It explains why in 2000 the United National General Assembly adopted a Palermo Protocol that allows each country to fight the various forms of trafficking in their country.