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Scientists claim a new mode of administering drugs would strip the main AIDS drug Azidothymidine AZT of its side effects.

The proposed energy tax has run into heavy weather in Europe, despite strong backing from Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands.

The Sudden Infant Death Syndrome SIDS is more frequent among children in the West than in Asia. Researchers say a difference in child care practices may be the cause.

After yielding successful formulations like Liv. 52 and Guglip, Ayurveda now holds out promise of a new range of drugs to treat mental disorders.

The European blackcap has dramatically changed its migration pattern, flying to a new site, more than 1,000 km north of the region where it traditionally spent the winter.

IF YOU thought headaches were restricted to reluctant Mills and Boons heroines, think again. After a 14-year follow-up study of 26 patients, scientists John R Ostergaard and Morten Kraft from the

Agrin, a protein released by nerve cells, helps in triggering off the formation of a machinery through which neurons communicate.

Fathers may be responsible for birth defects in their offspring (New Scientist, Vol 136 No 1843). Research using animal models suggests some miscarriages, birth defects and children's diseases can be

People infected with the AIDS virus are more susceptible to tuberculosis, and this further reduces their chances of survival.

Premature deaths and disease caused by a polluted environment is the most pressing problem in the world today, says a WHO report prepared for the Earth Summit

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