Health

WHO: Ethical to use untested Ebola drugs
By August 12, 2014 Read More →

WHO: Ethical to use untested Ebola drugs

Untested drugs can be used to treat patients infected with the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization says. The WHO said it was ethical in light of the scale of the outbreak and high number of deaths – more than 1,000 people have died in West Africa. The statement was made after its medical experts […]

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Nigeria Confirms 10 Ebola Cases
By August 11, 2014 Read More →

Nigeria Confirms 10 Ebola Cases

Nigerian officials on Monday said one new Ebola case was diagnosed over the weekend, raising the country’s total to 10 confirmed cases. With the new Ebola case, the number of people who have come into contact with the disease has grown, and officials are now

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Gut Bacteria Help Spot Colon Cancer
By August 11, 2014 Read More →

Gut Bacteria Help Spot Colon Cancer

By Jessica Berman Doctors may have found a new tool to help detect and predict colon and rectal cancer. University of Michigan researchers say they have found a link between the bacteria in the gut and the cancers of the lower intestine. Researchers analyzed the fecal matter of 3 different groups of people, one healthy, […]

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Adults with Diabetes: Vaccinations are an Important Part of Protecting Your Health
By August 8, 2014 Read More →

Adults with Diabetes: Vaccinations are an Important Part of Protecting Your Health

Having a chronic health condition doesn’t mean you have to lose control over your health. Every day you take steps, like eating right, monitoring your blood sugar, and watching your weight, to manage your diabetes and ensure the healthiest possible future. What if there was something you could do just once a year that could […]

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Six seconds of exercise ‘can transform health’
By July 27, 2014 Read More →

Six seconds of exercise ‘can transform health’

Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise have the potential to transform the health of elderly people, say researchers in Scotland. By James Gallagher A pilot study involving 12 pensioners showed going all-out in very short bursts, reduced blood pressure and improved general fitness over time. The team at Abertay University believe it could help avert […]

Dark Chocolate Reaps Heart-Healthy Benefits
By March 9, 2014 Read More →

Dark Chocolate Reaps Heart-Healthy Benefits

Researchers have known for some time that chocolate – especially dark chocolate – is good for the heart. Now, they know why. By Jessica Berman Besides tasting good, researchers found dark chocolate is protective against heart disease in two ways; it restores flexibility to stiffening arteries and prevents white blood cells from sticking to the insides […]

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Revolutionary Vaccine Breaks Refrigeration Barrier in Africa
By March 1, 2014 Read More →

Revolutionary Vaccine Breaks Refrigeration Barrier in Africa

DAKAR — For decades, distribution of vaccines in Africa and other warm regions has been hampered by the need to keep the vaccines refrigerated – a major challenge in remote areas without electric power. But the World Health Organization says a new vaccine aimed at preventing meningitis A can withstand temperatures up to 40 degrees […]

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Uganda says healthcare is for all despite anti-gay law
By February 26, 2014 Read More →

Uganda says healthcare is for all despite anti-gay law

Uganda’s health minister says homosexuals will not be discriminated against when accessing healthcare despite the introduction of a tough new anti-gay law. Aid charities warn the new bill will have “disastrous” effects on the country’s response to HIV. Uganda is a very conservative society where many people oppose homosexuality. Homosexual acts were already illegal in […]

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‘Sticky balls’ may stop cancer spreading
By January 19, 2014 Read More →

‘Sticky balls’ may stop cancer spreading

Cancer-killing “sticky balls” can destroy tumour cells in the blood and may prevent cancers spreading, early research suggests. The most dangerous and deadly stage of a tumour is when it spreads around the body. By James Gallagher Scientists at Cornell University, in the US, have designed nanoparticles that stay in the bloodstream and kill migrating […]

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Ending AIDS in the City Where It Began
By December 22, 2013 Read More →

Ending AIDS in the City Where It Began

A Nov. 15 town hall event on HIV/AIDS in New York. Credit: Courtesy of Matt Curtis/VOCAL-NY NEW YORK – Four hundred Eighth Avenue, home to the largest welfare centre for people with AIDS in New York, is the kind of grey, drab city building that seems like it was dragged, scowling, into the 21st Century. […]

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