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Almost 30 suspected cases of mumps - a contagious viral infection that causes swelling of the glands - have struck students at universities in Wales.Public Health Wales (PHW) is investigating a series of cases in Cardiff and the Cwm Taf area.It is urging people to make sure they have received the MMR vaccination.Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University and the University of South Wales have advised students to be aware of symptoms.PHW has been informed of

Technology used by engineers to listen for faults in bridges could be used to diagnose 'noisy' arthritic knees, a study suggests.It involved a tiny microphone being attached to participants' knees to pick up high-frequency sounds.Although not audible to humans, the waveforms can be analysed by computers to give an insight into knee health.Better diagnosis of osteoarthritis and more tailored treatments are possible, the researchers said.But they acknowledged that more research and trials in larger numbers