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Meningitis B vaccine deal agreed Meningitis B vaccine deal agreed

Health Secretary Shona Robison has confirmed that a vaccine for meningitis B will be made available…


Yawning is body\'s \'thermostat\' Yawning is body\'s \'thermostat\'

Like a computer the brain works best when it is cool, but putting too great a strain on it can lead…


E-cigarettes: Helping smokers quit, or fueling a new addiction? E-cigarettes: Helping smokers quit, or fueling a new addiction?

It's a portable piece of technology providing seemingly bottomless access to a drug craved by more…


Mosquitoes \'could bring exotic diseases to UK\' Mosquitoes \'could bring exotic diseases to UK\'

Mosquitoes could bring diseases such as dengue fever and West Nile virus to the UK within the next few…


WHO Agency: Weed Killer Ingredient \'Probably\' Causes Cancer WHO Agency: Weed Killer Ingredient \'Probably\' Causes Cancer

The World Health Organization's cancer arm said Friday that an ingredient in the world's most…


\'Ebola-proof\' tablet device developed \'Ebola-proof\' tablet device developed

A tablet device that can withstand being doused in chlorine has been developed to help medics caring…


Starting school late bad for your kids Starting school late bad for your kids

While children who are older when they start school do well academically and socially in the short term,…


New \'mind\' diet may cut Alzheimer\'s risk by half New \'mind\' diet may cut Alzheimer\'s risk by half

A new diet which researchers say is easier to follow than the Mediterranean diet may help lower the…


10 signs you may have kidney disease 10 signs you may have kidney disease

Over 90 percent of people with signs of kidney disease are unaware of it. March is National Kidney Month,…


Breastfeeding \'linked to higher IQ\' Breastfeeding \'linked to higher IQ\'

A long-term study has pointed to a link between breastfeeding and intelligence. The research in Brazil…


Are beards unhygienic? Are beards unhygienic?

    Studies have found beards harbour more bacteria than clean-shaven faces    …


You may be your germs: Microbe genes slipped into human DNA, study says You may be your germs: Microbe genes slipped into human DNA, study says

Evolutionary diagrams usually connect humans and monkeys with common primate ancestors, but now, scientists…


US Health Worker With Ebola Headed Home for Treatment US Health Worker With Ebola Headed Home for Treatment

An American health worker infected with Ebola is heading back to the United States for treatment at…


High cholesterol stops vitamin E from reaching tissues High cholesterol stops vitamin E from reaching tissues

New York: High cholesterol and triglycerides levels in the body can prevent the essential vitamin…


Experts call for a tobacco-free world by 2040 Experts call for a tobacco-free world by 2040

A world virtually free of tobacco and its devastating health consequences could be a reality within…


Alzheimer\'s breakthrough as ultrasound successfully treats disease in mice Alzheimer\'s breakthrough as ultrasound successfully treats disease in mice

Scientists believe they may have found a new weapon in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease –…


HRT-users \'may risk clots and stroke\', study finds HRT-users \'may risk clots and stroke\', study finds

Women on HRT pills should be aware that there is a small chance of an increased risk of blood clots…


Warning over young diabetics\' health Warning over young diabetics\' health

A "worryingly high" number of children with type-1 diabetes have warning signs of long-term…


Chronic Pain Sufferers Find New Relief in \'MELT Method\' Chronic Pain Sufferers Find New Relief in \'MELT Method\'

For Marisa Merliss, movement is life. A dancer and a fitness model, she has even starred in workout…


Chemicals causing billions in damage to human health in Europe Chemicals causing billions in damage to human health in Europe

Common chemicals that disrupt human hormones could be costing more than €150bn ($165.4bn; £108.5bn)…


Study finds toddlers get coffee from parents, despite risks Study finds toddlers get coffee from parents, despite risks

While caffeine and toddlers doesn’t sound like a good mix, 15 percent of parents say their 2 year…


Germs come free with money Germs come free with money

As educated citizens we are expected to be aware about cleanliness and hygiene to be free from diseases…


Rare diseases: living with difficult syndromes Rare diseases: living with difficult syndromes

February 28 is Rare Disease Day. Rare diseases include Alstrom syndrome, which limits life expectancy…


Killer frog disease: Chytrid fungus hits Madagascar Killer frog disease: Chytrid fungus hits Madagascar

A devastating disease that has wiped out amphibians around the world has been discovered in Madagascar,…


Distinct stages to chronic fatigue syndrome identified Distinct stages to chronic fatigue syndrome identified

Distinct changes in the immune systems of patients with ME or chronic fatigue syndrome have been found,…


Cut music to \'an hour a day\' - WHO Cut music to \'an hour a day\' - WHO

People should listen to music for no more than one hour a day to protect their hearing, the World Health…


Smokers are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression Smokers are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression

If you're looking for another reason to quit, here it is: Cigarettes may be a sign of mental health…


Plague blame game: Gerbils replace rats as prime suspects Plague blame game: Gerbils replace rats as prime suspects

For a long time, rats have taken the heat for the waves of plague that killed millions of people across…


Vaccine important in fight against AIDS

Vaccine important in fight against AIDS

Despite the progress in anti-retroviral drugs for HIV/AIDS, it was important to have a safe vaccine…


Caving inwards Caving inwards

           I was angry with my friend:           …


Fifteen-minute Ebola test approved Fifteen-minute Ebola test approved

The first rapid blood test for Ebola has been approved for use by the World Health Organization. It…


Malaria on Myanmar-India border ‘enormous threat’

Malaria on Myanmar-India border ‘enormous threat’

Drug-resistant malaria has been detected at the Myanmar-India border and now poses an “enormous…


Soft drink consumers at a higher risk of cancer

Soft drink consumers at a higher risk of cancer

New York: People who consume one or more cans of cold drinks per day are exposing themselves to a potential…


600 million people will have diabetes by 2035: Report

600 million people will have diabetes by 2035: Report

Doha: A report looking at the prevalence of type-2 diabetes worldwide has warned that an estimated 600…


100 dead in 3 days, 585 deaths this year 100 dead in 3 days, 585 deaths this year

NEW DELHI: Swine flu has become a major health scare in India and is assuming serious proportions in…


Tomorrow\'s mothers \'need obesity help\' Tomorrow\'s mothers \'need obesity help\'

EDINBURGH: A major European obesity investigation has called for urgent action to prevent obesity in…


Menopause plays no role in sleep difficulties

Menopause plays no role in sleep difficulties

Washington: Menopause neither increases nor creates any difficulty in sleeping amongst women, says a…


Lung cancer risks and causes Lung cancer risks and causes

How common lung cancer is Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the United Kingdom (excluding…


Painkiller abuse ups risk of depression

Painkiller abuse ups risk of depression

New York: Patients who frequently consume opioid medicines or painkillers to manage chronic pain are…

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