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Fat found in overweight people’s lungs

Image copyright Getty Images Fatty tissue has been found in the lungs of overweight and obese people for the first time. Australian researchers analysed lung samples from 52 people and found the amount of fat increased in line with body mass index. They said their findings could explain why being overweight or obese increased asthma […]

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Microphone could diagnose ‘noisy’ arthritic knees

Image copyright Lancaster University Image caption A tiny microphone records the “noises” produced by the knee Technology used by engineers to listen for faults in bridges could be used to diagnose ‘noisy’ arthritic knees, a study suggests. It involved a tiny microphone being attached to participants’ knees to pick up high-frequency sounds. Although not audible […]

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Tafida Raqeeb: Brain-damaged girl arrives in Italy

Image copyright Press Association Image caption Mohammed Raqeeb and Shelina Begum (centre) were given an official welcome outside Gaslini paediatric hospital A brain-damaged girl has arrived in Italy after her parents won a High Court battle to take her abroad for treatment. Five-year-old Tafida Raqeeb had been on life support at the Royal London Hospital […]