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Blood test by Britain's Angle detects ovarian cancer in study

LONDON (Reuters) - British liquid biopsy company Angle said its Parsortix blood test had beaten current methods in identifying ovarian cancer, a breakthough that could help women receive the best possible outcome from surgery.

Male hormones improve women’s track and field performance

(Reuters Health) - Having higher than average levels of male hormones known as androgens - whether they occur naturally or by "doping" - can improve the performance of elite female track and field athletes enough to turn them into winners, according to a new study of world championship competitors.

Firearm restrictions not enough to prevent suicides

(Reuters Health) - Restricting access to firearms just for people with known mental health or substance abuse problems and those who previously tried to kill themselves won’t prevent many suicide deaths, U.S. researchers say.

Shingles may up risk of heart attack, stroke

(Reuters Health) - Getting shingles may increase your risk of a heart attack, stroke or other heart problems by as much as 40 percent, according to Korean researchers.

Drugmaker Shire faces blood and guts battles on road to growth

LONDON (Reuters) - Shire has come a long way since 1986, from selling calcium supplements from above a shop in southern England to becoming a poster child for a nimble global drugs firm, driven by deals and smart bets on specialty medicines.

Togo reports H5N1 bird flu in southern part of the country: OIE

PARIS (Reuters) - Togo reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu at a poultry farm in the southern part of the country, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, citing a report from the Togolese farm ministry.