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Health News on April 29, 2011

'Pounds for pounds' scheme encourages obese people to shed flab
Bribing obese people is the most effective way to get them to lose weight, according to a new study. ANI

New antibiotic recommended for treating typhoid in low-income countries
A large clinical trial comparing treatments for typhoid has recommended the use of gatifloxacin, a new generation and affordable antibiotic. ANI

How sickle haemoglobin protects against malaria
A study has unravelled the molecular mechanism whereby sickle cell haemoglobin confers a survival advantage against malaria, the disease caused by Plasmodium infection. ANI

Psychologists test how people learn, remember in groups
A psychologist has carried out a test to discover how people learn and remember in groups. ANI

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