Saturday, 20 April 2019

Health

03/12/2019 - 03:25

Italian children have been told not to turn up to school unless they can prove they have been properly vaccinated.

The deadline follows months of national debate over compulsory vaccination.

02/28/2019 - 06:23

Doctors have documented what they say is only the world's second known case of "semi-identical" twins.

The boy and the girl, now four, from Brisbane, in Australia, are identical on their mother's side.

But they share only a proportion of their father's DNA - placing them, genetically, somewhere between fraternal and identical twins.

02/22/2019 - 09:41

The Ministry of Health is advising of an ongoing investigation by the public health team into a suspected case of measles in a four (4) year old child visiting The Bahamas.

02/17/2019 - 19:46

Eight out of 10 knee replacements and six out of 10 hip replacements last as long as 25 years, says a large study from the University of Bristol. This is much longer than believed, the researchers said, and the findings will help patients and surgeons decide when to carry out surgery.

To date, there has been little data on the success of new hips and knees.

02/17/2019 - 19:44

Having human papilloma virus (HPV) is not rude or shameful and is extremely common, experts say.

It comes as a survey of 2,000 women shows there are still stigmas around the infection, which can be passed on during sex and is linked to cancer.

02/13/2019 - 00:57

Measles cases in Europe tripled between 2017 and 2018 to 82,596 - the highest number recorded this decade, data from the World Health Organization shows.

While vaccination rates are improving, the WHO says coverage is not high enough to prevent circulation of the virus in many countries.

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