Monday, 27 March 2017

Health

02/07/2017 - 03:15

Lasers can help surgeons rapidly analyse brain cancers and decide how much tissue to remove, a study shows. It is a difficult decision as taking too little leads to the cancer coming back, while too much could lead to disability.

02/02/2017 - 02:14

A key malaria treatment has failed for the first time in patients being treated in the UK, doctors say. The drug combination was unable to cure four patients, who had all visited Africa, in early signs the parasite is evolving resistance.

 

02/02/2017 - 02:12

An estimated 620,000 people in the UK have a faulty gene that puts them at risk of developing coronary heart disease or sudden death, and most are unaware, a charity has warned.

 

01/30/2017 - 01:23

Humanoid robots, with cultural awareness and a good bedside manner, could help solve the crisis over care for the elderly, academics say. An international team is working on a £2m project to develop versatile robots to help look after older people in care homes or sheltered accommodation.

The robots will offer support with everyday tasks, like taking tablets, as well as offering companionship.

01/30/2017 - 01:21

Australian scientists hope a drug that mimics part of a shark's immune system may help treat an incurable lung disease. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) scars lung tissue, causing breathing to become progressively harder.

It kills more than 5,000 people each year in the UK alone, according to the British Lung Foundation.

01/30/2017 - 01:17

Restaurants and other spaces catering to the public in France have been banned from offering unlimited sugary drinks in an effort to reduce obesity. It is now illegal to sell unlimited soft drinks at a fixed price or offer them unlimited for free.

The number of overweight or obese people in France is below the EU average but is on the rise.

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