Monday, 24 July 2017

Health

07/24/2017 - 02:02

A nine-year-old infected with HIV at birth has spent most of their life without needing any treatment, say doctors in South Africa.

The child, whose identity is being protected, was given a burst of treatment shortly after birth.

They have since been off drugs for eight-and-a-half years without symptoms or signs of active virus.

The family is said to be "really delighted".

07/21/2017 - 04:31

Deaths linked to Aids have halved in a decade, official figures shows.

The condition, which is caused by HIV, used to be one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide.

A report by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAids) showed deaths had fallen from a peak of 1.9 million in 2005 to 1 million last year.

07/21/2017 - 04:28

Teeth-grinding in teenagers could be a sign they are being bullied at school, research suggests.

An oral health charity said parents and schools should be aware of the problem, which can also affect adults who are stressed and anxious.

07/19/2017 - 07:22

Management at the Princess Margaret Hospital is pleased to confirm that all Imaging Services have resumed at that health facility.

07/17/2017 - 00:03

The number of children doing an hour of exercise a day falls by nearly 40% between the ages of five and 12.

Figures suggest that by the final year of primary school, just 17% of pupils are doing the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

A spokesman for Public Health England described the drop in activity levels as "concerning".

07/17/2017 - 00:00

Thirty-five people have died in the past year from measles outbreaks across Europe, the World Health Organization has warned.

It described the deaths - which can be prevented with vaccination - as an "unacceptable tragedy".

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