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Bangladesh treats first case of ‘tree girl’ syndrome

DHAKA, Bangladesh | AFP – A young Bangladeshi girl with bark-like warts growing on her face could be the first female ever afflicted

Plan for 12 months of healthy living in 2017

by Gini Hoffman It’s been a few weeks since you set your goal to improve your health in 2017, and it

Male brains ‘overwhelmed’ in multitasking test: study


by Mariëtte Le Roux PARIS, France | AFP | 1/24/2017 – Are women really better at multi-tasking? A study Wednesday said a

Cervical cancer gene discovery may boost remedy quest

by Mariëtte Le Roux PARIS, France | AFP | 1/23/2017 – Cervical cancer comes in subtypes, said a study Monday that

Pharma-backed trial more likely to okay a drug: study

PARIS, France | AFP | 1/17/2017 – Clinical trials which conclude that the drug being tested works are more likely to be conducted

‘Three-parent’ baby born in Ukraine using new technique

KIEV, Ukraine | AFP | 1/18/2017 – A baby boy has been born in Ukraine to an infertile couple after the first ever

Prostate biopsies could be avoidable with MRIs: study


by Marlowe Hooda PARIS, France | AFP | 1/23/2017 – A quarter of men suspected of having prostate cancer could avoid invasive

US woman dies of infection resistant to all 26 available antibiotics

MIAMI, | AFP | 1/13/2017 – A US woman has died from an infection that was resistant to all 26 available

Asthmatic children far more likely to become obese

SAN DIEGO, CA – Asthmatic children are 50 percent more likely to be obese in later life than their peers, new

The global chain that produces your fish

The following story is part of a series that AFP is running on the historic shifts caused by trade globalisation. The series is