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Future health

Should you be using Facebook for health information?

"In the future, we will be going less to the doctor, and rather use social media to find out what is the matter with us," says one researcher. She points out that health authorities should have a stronger presence on the web.

How biotechnology could offer hope for snakebite victims

Snakebites are a major public health burden for low-income countries in tropical parts of the world. But new techniques could offer a solution.

Meet your new physician: Dr Google

OPINION: In theory, internet search engines like Google and Bing can make early diagnoses and may even save lives.

New part of the immune system discovered

Scientists have discovered a part of the immune system that could protect against all respiratory infections and sexually transmitted diseases.

Can noise make you sick?

A new study will examine whether daily exposure to loud noise increases the risk of cancer and diabetes in women.

Psychedelic mushrooms' effect on the brain to be tested in new study

Participants in a new health study will take psilocybin to let scientists examine the effect of the psychedelic substance on the brain.