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The power of balance     Millions of people suffer from dizziness, vertigo and fainting. Discover how scientists are helping doctors to treat these and other balance disorders.   67,000 article views

The power of balance
Millions of people suffer from dizziness, vertigo and fainting. Discover how scientists are helping doctors to treat these and other balance disorders.

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Unmasking phantom sounds     Over 100 million people live with chronic tinnitus. New research is helping to treat and better understand this distressing and as-yet incurable condition.   2,200,000 article views

Unmasking phantom sounds
Over 100 million people live with chronic tinnitus. New research is helping to treat and better understand this distressing and as-yet incurable condition.

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Staying safe in the next megaquake     Using big data and advanced computing to help governments and other sectors keep us safe when the next megaquake hits.   83,000 article views

Staying safe in the next megaquake
Using big data and advanced computing to help governments and other sectors keep us safe when the next megaquake hits.

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