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 World Cancer Day - 4th February 2013

World Cancer Day - 4th February 2013

Posted Mon, 04 Feb 2013 11:55:10 GMT by Michael Evans

Although medical advances and understanding of the causes of cancer have made it less of a killer than it used to be,it is estimated that during the current year the worldwide death toll from cancer will reach 8 million. The majority of these cases are in the developing world.

World Cancer Day - 4th February 2013

World Leprosy Day ~ 27th January 2013

World Leprosy Day ~ 27th January 2013

Posted Sun, 27 Jan 2013 15:46:35 GMT by Michael Evans

After some 4,000 years of being one of the world's most feared diseases, leprosy is now well on the way towards complete elimination. World Leprosy Day sets out to educate the wider population that this is a curable disease, of which 95% of the population are naturally immune. It also sets out to persuade the importance of early treatment for those suffering from the disease.

World Leprosy Day ~ 27th January 2013

World Day for War Orphans

World Day for War Orphans

Posted Sun, 06 Jan 2013 13:09:00 GMT by Michael Evans

World Day for War Orphans on January 6th is a day when the International Community can consider the plight of the many thousands of war orphans around the world. In Africa alone 12% of children are orphaned either as a result of conflict or epidemic. Orphans are often neglected, but every one is precious and all deserve a future that will enable them to fulfil their dreams.

World Day for War Orphans

World AIDS Day ~ 1st December

World AIDS Day ~ 1st December

Posted Fri, 30 Nov 2012 14:57:05 GMT by Michael Evans

Around 30 million people have did of AIDS-related illness since the condition was first recognised in the early 1980s. It is estimated that aound 33 million people in the world are infected with HIV and in some southern African countries 30% of the populuation are infected. The theme for 2012 World AIDS Day is ''Getting to zero; zero new HIV infections; zero discrimination; zero AIDS-related deaths''.

World AIDS Day ~ 1st December

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Posted Sun, 18 Nov 2012 11:18:56 GMT by Michael Evans

According to the World Health Organisation, every day around 3,500 people worldwide are killed in road traffic accidents. This equates to about one every 25 seconds. The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (on third Sunday of November each year) has two aims: to provide support for the families of victims and to raise awareness of what is essentially a worldwide health problem.

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Tanning beds 'can cause non-melanoma skin cancer'

Tanning beds 'can cause non-melanoma skin cancer'

Posted Tue, 02 Oct 2012 22:30:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Using indoor tanning beds can cause non-melanoma skin cancer, the most common human skin cancer, according to a new study.

Tanning beds 'can cause non-melanoma skin cancer'

New drugs may treat hardening of the arteries

New drugs may treat hardening of the arteries

Posted Thu, 27 Sep 2012 16:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

American scientists say a precursor molecule to cholesterol that subdues inflammatory response genes could be targeted by new drug treatments.

New drugs may treat hardening of the arteries

The Global Adult Tobacco Survey

The Global Adult Tobacco Survey

Posted Tue, 18 Sep 2012 19:46:08 GMT by Michael Evans

The recently published Global Adult Tobacco Survey carried out in 16 sample countries indicated that 49% of men and 11% of women used tobacco. Worldwide 6 million people die each year and if present trends continue, by 2030 the annual death toll will be 8 million.

The Global Adult Tobacco Survey

Lung cancer tumours in smokers have 10-times more genetic mutations

Lung cancer tumours in smokers have 10-times more genetic mutations

Posted Thu, 13 Sep 2012 16:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Lung cancer sufferers with a history of smoking have 10-times more genetic mutations in their tumours than non-smokers with the disease, according to a new study.

Lung cancer tumours in smokers have 10-times more genetic mutations

World Suicide Prevention Day ~ 10th September

World Suicide Prevention Day ~ 10th September

Posted Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:18:51 GMT by Michael Evans

Every year a million people worldwide take their own lives. To help to raise awareness, at 8.00 pm local time on World Suicide Prevention Day, in every country of the world, people are invited to put a lighted candle near a window to commemmorate those who have died in this way.

World Suicide Prevention Day ~ 10th September

Evolution in medicine - Part II

Evolution in medicine - Part II

Posted Wed, 29 Aug 2012 20:47:10 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The medical connection to evolution is further explained by reference to ageing and immortality. Stephen Searle explains how cancer is evolving and why treatment should change in its emphasis A section on various pathogens intriguingly connects to his previous section on how early humans gained immunity from parasites, then concludes on how to integrate all such ongoing information into medical courses.

Evolution in medicine - Part II

Evolution in medicine - Part I

Evolution in medicine - Part I

Posted Wed, 29 Aug 2012 20:36:42 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Prof. Searles explains the basic reasons why evolution can shed new light on doctors' practice and gives examples from the fields he teaches to medical students on genetics and auto-immune disease, conception and kin selection.

Evolution in medicine - Part I

Eating chocolate may help men prevent strokes

Eating chocolate may help men prevent strokes

Posted Wed, 29 Aug 2012 20:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

By eating 63 grams of chocolate a week, men could cut the risk of having a stroke by 17% over those who eat no chocolate, new research indicates.

Eating chocolate may help men prevent strokes

Scientists learn what to eat to keep out heat

Scientists learn what to eat to keep out heat

Posted Tue, 21 Aug 2012 16:00:01 GMT by Adrian Bishop

US scientists are today discussing - and sampling - the best foods to keep them cool in hot weather.

Scientists learn what to eat to keep out heat

Tai Chi helps COPD sufferers, says report

Tai Chi helps COPD sufferers, says report

Posted Wed, 08 Aug 2012 23:01:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Tai Chi can be used as an effective exercise therapy for those suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a new report.

Tai Chi helps COPD sufferers, says report

World Hepatitis Day - 28th July

World Hepatitis Day - 28th July

Posted Sat, 28 Jul 2012 00:01:01 GMT by Michael Evans

World Hepatitis Day hopes to raise worldwide awareness by attempting a world record for the greatest number of people acting out the proverb 'see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil'. An estimated one in 12 of the world's population suffer from hepatitis, but most are completely unaware of the fact. The British Association for the Study of the Liver finds the general lack of knowledge of hepatitis to be inexplicable. People just put the problem to the back of their minds.

World Hepatitis Day - 28th July

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Mosquitoes have the best malaria strategy!

Posted Sun, 08 Feb 2015 11:10:35 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Do we choose senescence or eternal youth?

Posted Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:11:07 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Cats spread parasites (and destroy wildlife.)

Posted Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:13:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Whale genes needed for age research

Posted Mon, 05 Jan 2015 09:44:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Natural Human Lives

Posted Sun, 07 Dec 2014 19:49:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Die, diesel, die !

Posted Tue, 02 Dec 2014 09:15:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Babies are all meant to be the same!

Posted Mon, 07 Jul 2014 08:31:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Malaria cure at last on the horizon

Posted Wed, 02 Jul 2014 06:13:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Of mice and men-and wheels

Posted Wed, 21 May 2014 07:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Pathogens find new hosts as Arctic ice melts

Posted Sat, 01 Mar 2014 07:20:01 GMT by Julie Cook

Biological invasions can be handled as natural disasters

Posted Sun, 03 Apr 2011 10:54:00 GMT by Tamara Croes

Hope that psilocybin may help treat depression

Posted Tue, 24 Jan 2012 15:02:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Time called on US coal plants' 20 year 'toxic loophole'

Posted Wed, 09 Mar 2011 16:19:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Today is World Malaria Day

Posted Wed, 25 Apr 2012 09:30:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

Banned PCBs polluting West Africa may be from 'illegal dumps'

Posted Thu, 07 Apr 2011 13:05:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Autistic brains lack differentiation

Posted Sun, 29 May 2011 17:50:01 GMT by Gracie Valena

Tweaking a natural chemical produces anti-cancer drugs

Posted Fri, 18 Mar 2011 11:53:02 GMT by Michael Evans

Relax guys, the stress will kill you

Posted Fri, 21 Oct 2011 08:19:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Experts call for equal access to cancer care worldwide

Posted Tue, 27 Sep 2011 16:20:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Are we too clean?

Posted Mon, 29 Nov 2010 17:08:07 GMT by Emma McNeil