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22 February 2012 Last updated at 12:51 ET

Heart symptoms 'differ in women'Heart attack

Fewer women than men suffering from a heart attack appear to experience chest pain symptoms, according to a study in the US.

Bautzen prison, Germany - file picGermany criticised for castration

Europe's top human rights watchdog, the Council of Europe, urges Germany to end the practice of surgically castrating sex offenders.

Kidney transplant (file photo - 2006)US record kidney donor chain ends

The world's largest chain of organ transplants ends in the US after 30 patients received kidneys from living donors.

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Polio, eradication and Rotary

I’ve been travelling with a group of Rotarians - volunteers from Rotary clubs across Britain. These are some of the unsung heroes of the war against polio.

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