Saturday, 20 April 2019

Health

02/13/2019 - 00:55

Scientists say they may have found a way to reduce the appetite of blood-hungry mosquitoes, by giving them human diet drugs.

This left them feeling full and bloated and put them off biting, US researchers said.

They said the technique could be used to prevent illnesses such as Zika, yellow fever and malaria.

01/24/2019 - 11:19

Young people are at a higher risk of having an asthma attack than any other age group living with the condition, the charity Asthma UK is warning.

The findings come from a poll of more than 10,000 people with asthma, which also found that young adults are twice as likely as people over 60 to need emergency care for their condition.

01/24/2019 - 11:18

Fear of a vaccine's side effects is the top reason for people refusing them, a report from the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) suggests.

Among parents, this was fuelled by social media, with up to half exposed to negative messages about vaccines.

01/03/2019 - 16:02

A woman who led high-profile campaigns to raise awareness of sepsis after the death of her son in 2014 has been appointed an MBE.

William Mead died from treatable blood poisoning, known as septicaemia, just after his first birthday.

01/03/2019 - 16:00

Spinal surgery for unborn babies with the birth defect spina bifida is to be made routinely available on the NHS in England, officials have announced.

The surgery involves repairing the spinal tissue of the baby while it is still in the womb.

12/27/2018 - 04:08

When actor Stephen McGann recently tweeted about his frustration with people who pressurised others to drink alcohol, he received an outpouring of support on social media.

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