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How worry can help at work

Most people seek to project an upbeat, confident attitude on the job, but sometimes it is better to be a worrywart

Antibiotic surge brings age of superbug closer

Antibiotic use in animals is expected to surge by two thirds globally between 2010 and 2030. Picture: BLOOMBER/BRENDON O'HAGAN

Antibiotic use in animals is pushing humans closer to a time when common infections could become a death sentence, writes Chris Arsenault

Top beer brands soon to list calories

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Nutritional labelling on alcoholic drinks could become norm after four of world’s biggest brewers back plans to add calorie counts to products in Europe

Hurdle for bionics: one size does not fit all

Hugh Herr, a professor and double amputee who heads the Biomechatronics research group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, stands amid mannequins displaying various bionic limbs. File picture: REUTERS

Getting older and less steady on your feet? You need a bionic exoskeleton, suggests Jonathan Rossiter

Race is on for not-so-nasty liver tests

A radiologist studies an image from a magnetic resonance imaging scanner. New techniques for determining whether drugs are working make greater use of such technology. File picture: REUTERS

Liver disease epidemic spawns research into alternatives to biopsies, writes Bill Berkrot


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