Medical Breakthroughs Of 2011

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MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS OF 2011
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From the discovery that breast cancer tumours can be killed in seconds by boiling them to a potent new vaccine for Alzheimer's as well as potential cures for conditions that have long baffled scientists such as peanut allergies and insomnia, 2011 has been quite a year for health breakthroughs.

Here is our round-up of the year's biggest and most promising medical developments.

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