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New vaccine may improve malaria prevention

New vaccine may improve malaria prevention

Posted Tue, 27 Sep 2011 15:58:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

A new vaccine has been developed that may, for the first time, provide an effective anti-malaria vaccine capable of preventing the spread of the disease in Asia and Africa. Transmitted by mosquito bite, malaria causes severe, intermittent fever, and kills nearly a million people annually, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa.

New vaccine may improve malaria prevention

American Academy of Pediatrics issues updates on immunization

American Academy of Pediatrics issues updates on immunization

Posted Tue, 27 Sep 2011 15:45:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Writing in the new issue of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, health officials issued new recommendations regarding a variety of childhood vaccines.

American Academy of Pediatrics issues updates on immunization

Coffee connected to a decreased risk of depression in women

Coffee connected to a decreased risk of depression in women

Posted Tue, 27 Sep 2011 15:28:37 GMT by Dave Collier

A study has found a link between an increase in the daily intake of coffee and a decrease in the risk of depression in women. The report details a study carried out by Michael Lucas Ph.D., R.D., working at the Harvard School of Public Health. Over 50,000 women were involved in the study performed by Lucas and his colleagues.

Coffee connected to a decreased risk of depression in women

Kidney damage, high blood pressure linked

Kidney damage, high blood pressure linked

Posted Sun, 25 Sep 2011 05:20:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Scientists reported new insights into the links among kidney damage and hypertension at an international symposium sponsored by the American Physiological Society this week, in Pacific Grove, California.

Kidney damage, high blood pressure linked

Depression could predict strokes says new study

Depression could predict strokes says new study

Posted Wed, 21 Sep 2011 20:22:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Suffering from depression comes with an increase in the risk of suffering, and even dying from strokes according to a new analysis of more than 300,000 patients. An Pan from the Harvard School of Public Health and her team looked at nearly 30 previous studies to see if they could find a link between depression and some types of stoke.

Depression could predict strokes says new study

Pilgrimage warning after Pakistan polio discovery

Pilgrimage warning after Pakistan polio discovery

Posted Wed, 21 Sep 2011 20:15:32 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Forms of the virus that transmits polio have been found in Pakistan and the World Health Organisatio is concerned that as millions of Muslims prepare for the pilgrimage to Mecca the disease could soon be on the march internationally.

Pilgrimage warning after Pakistan polio discovery

Tumour aggression linked to breast cancer patients' stress

Tumour aggression linked to breast cancer patients' stress

Posted Tue, 20 Sep 2011 12:55:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Researchers say they have found a link between stress levels in newly-diagnosed breast cancer sufferers and the aggression of their tumours. Women from ethnic minorities are most likely to suffer in this way says the report.

Tumour aggression linked to breast cancer patients' stress

$1.20 per person: WHO targets health's 'best buys'

$1.20 per person: WHO targets health's 'best buys'

Posted Mon, 19 Sep 2011 17:06:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The diseases which cause most deaths can be tackled incredibly cheaply according to the World Health Organisation which is pushing its list of 'best buys' for poorer countries at a UN conference on noncommunicable diseases.

$1.20 per person: WHO targets health's 'best buys'

Children falling victim to increasingly medicated society

Children falling victim to increasingly medicated society

Posted Sat, 17 Sep 2011 13:21:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The numbers of children being poisoned by prescription drug overdoses has reached such a level that an American hospital has set up a special project to try and get the numbers down. The PROTECT Initiative is the work of Randall Bond MD of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Children falling victim to increasingly medicated society

The eyes have it - clues to heart disease found

The eyes have it - clues to heart disease found

Posted Sat, 17 Sep 2011 11:44:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Little raised patches of skin could be a vital tool in spotting heart disease according to new research from Denmark. Professor Anne Tybjaerg-Hansen at the University of Copenhagen led the research which found that yellow raised patches of skin around the eyelids (called xanthelasmata) are a good indicator of cardiac problems like heart attacks, stroke, thickening of the arteries and heart disease.

The eyes have it - clues to heart disease found

Relationship violence 'normal' to disadvantaged British teens

Relationship violence 'normal' to disadvantaged British teens

Posted Thu, 15 Sep 2011 16:45:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Black eyes and lost teeth are all part of a normal relationship for a section of British youngsters according to new research supported by the nation's largest child protection charity. Research into violence in relationships finds that some disadvantaged British youngsters now accept physical and sexual abuse as a normal part of partnerships.

Relationship violence 'normal' to disadvantaged British teens

Suicidal teens not getting the help they need

Suicidal teens not getting the help they need

Posted Thu, 15 Sep 2011 16:25:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

An American study has found that youngsters who consider suicide are not getting specialist mental health support with only 13 percent of them meeting mental health care professionals.

Suicidal teens not getting the help they need

Spice up your broccoli to help cancer fight

Spice up your broccoli to help cancer fight

Posted Tue, 13 Sep 2011 20:40:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Many spicy foods contain an enzyme which not only makes your broccoli more palatable but also boosts its cancer-fighting properties. To get the best out of your broccoli you should cook it as little as possible - steaming for two to four minutes according to our scientific experts.

Spice up your broccoli to help cancer fight

Fat fighting cell Cardiotrophin 1 heads towards testing

Fat fighting cell Cardiotrophin 1 heads towards testing

Posted Tue, 13 Sep 2011 17:14:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Clinical trials will start later this year on a protein shown to fight obesity and diabetes in mice. Scientists working on the molecule, which is already in testing for use in treating liver failure, believe the discovery could be worth millions.

Fat fighting cell Cardiotrophin 1 heads towards testing

Tests show damage to brain in suffering Gulf War veterans

Tests show damage to brain in suffering Gulf War veterans

Posted Tue, 13 Sep 2011 16:17:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

A new process has enabled scientists to further explain the mysterious Gulf War illness which now affects 25% of all American servicemen involved in the 1991 war with iraq. Since the First Gulf War, veterans have complained of mysterious illnesses which many believe are the result of exposure to chemical weapons and now scientists have found evidence of blood flow abnormalities in the brains of these veterans.

Tests show damage to brain in suffering Gulf War veterans

Eat as I eat, not as I say: Lead by example obesity expert tells parents

Eat as I eat, not as I say: Lead by example obesity expert tells parents

Posted Tue, 13 Sep 2011 15:28:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Just telling kids to eat their greens is not as effective as showing them says an American obesity expert. "Eat your greens," has been the fervent, and often disobeyed, order from parents down the generations. Now, a study from nutrition experts suggests mum and dad would be better off saving their breath and eating by example with a plateful of their own healthy foods.

Eat as I eat, not as I say: Lead by example obesity expert tells parents

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Americans sicker than the English say scientists

Posted Wed, 09 Mar 2011 19:16:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Childhood abuse raises depression risk says new study

Posted Tue, 16 Aug 2011 16:28:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Can nutrition alone reverse established cancers?

Posted Wed, 04 May 2011 14:49:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

World Cancer Day - 4th February 2013

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'Fatness' threat to global environmental sustainability

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Restless Legs Syndrome linked to hypertension in women

Posted Tue, 11 Oct 2011 18:39:01 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Eat well now, benefit for life, say scientists

Posted Wed, 23 Mar 2011 14:23:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Global Aids Epidemic 2010: UNAIDS World Report

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High speed testing for toxins in chemicals by new robot

Posted Tue, 15 Mar 2011 08:31:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

Green light for tea's immunity system boost

Posted Fri, 03 Jun 2011 14:56:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts