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Zika's explosive spread

Zika's explosive spread

SINGAPORE — The World Health Organization (WHO) had earlier this year sounded the alarm over the Zika virus, saying that it is “spreading explosively” in the Americas that as...

More about strokes

More about strokes

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat suffered a stroke on Thursday (May 12) due to an aneurysm. He is currently in intensive care in hospital after an operation to close the aneurysm...

Genes help determine education level: Study

Genes help determine education level: Study

PARIS — Scientists said Wednesday (May 11) they had identified 74 genes that partially determine how far someone gets in school, depending on which variant of those genes a...

Heavier is now healthier than in 1970s: Study

Heavier is now healthier than in 1970s: Study

MIAMI — Being on the heavier side may not be as dangerous as it was in the 1970s, according to a study on Tuesday (May 10) that points to the protective effects of a few extra...