Sunday, 25 June 2017

Health

04/28/2017 - 02:51

A cheap drug has been shown to stop women bleeding to death, in a discovery that should change practice around the world, say researchers.

Every year, 100,000 women die from massive bleeding in the moments after giving birth.

04/28/2017 - 02:49

The world's first vaccine against malaria will be introduced in three countries - Ghana, Kenya and Malawi - starting in 2018. The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito bites.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said the jab had the potential to save tens of thousands of lives.

 

04/26/2017 - 15:19

NASSAU, Bahamas – At almost three hours into the launch of Phase Two of NHI Bahamas: Enrolment, Monday, April 24, 2017, they had in excess of 350 applicants who applied and enrolled in the Programme, NHI Bahamas Project Manager, Dr. Delon Brennen said.

04/24/2017 - 02:34

It is a sunny Saturday afternoon and sausages are sizzling on the barbecue, wine is flowing and children shuttle between the swings and a plate of cupcakes.

This gathering in Nottingham looks like any group of friends, but the adults have one thing in common - they have all been widowed.

 

04/24/2017 - 02:31

The world's first vaccine against malaria will be introduced in three countries - Ghana, Kenya and Malawi - starting in 2018. The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito bites.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said the jab had the potential to save tens of thousands of lives.

But it is not yet clear if it will be feasible to use in the poorest parts of the world.

04/22/2017 - 01:36

Hundreds of lives could be saved if patients with hip fractures were operated on in under 24 hours, a new study reveals. Researchers in Bristol found 8% more patients died after 30 days if they were operated on between 24 and 36 hours after admission to hospital.

The delay is thought to have caused 670 excess deaths in four years.

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