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Medical News Today: Chickens could protect against malaria

They might seem an unlikely candidate for malaria prevention, but a new study suggests chickens emit odors that deter mosquitoes from feeding on them – a discovery that could pave the way to new strategies that protect humans against the disease. Chickens emit odors that repel mosquitoes, according to researchers. …

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Medical News Today: Pokémon Go: Healthful or deadly?

Whether you are a fan of Pokémon Go or not, no one can ignore its recent surge into global consciousness. In this article, we ask whether its popularity is likely to be positive or negative for the health of humanity. Will the quest for Pikachu improve the population’s health? …

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Medical News Today: Chlamydia: World's first vaccine in sight

Researchers have made progress toward the first ever vaccine for chlamydia, after revealing how a novel antigen reduced symptoms triggered by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis – the most common cause of the disease. Researchers have identified an antigen that reduces symptoms caused by the chlamydia bacterium C. trachomatis. Study …

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Medical News Today: How fiction might improve empathy

There’s nothing quite like becoming immersed in a good fiction novel; for many readers, it is a way of fueling the imagination, providing a period of escape from the more laborious aspects of daily life. But in a new review, one psychologist claims fiction may be more beneficial than we …

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