Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Health

05/17/2017 - 19:26

Nurses who have dementia should be supported to continue their work for as long as they are able, a nursing union has agreed. The decision was taken in a vote at the Royal College of Nursing's annual Congress in Liverpool.

05/14/2017 - 23:34

A state of emergency has been declared in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, after an outbreak of cholera killed scores of people.

Hospitals in the city, which is controlled by Houthi rebels, are crowded with cholera patients.

05/14/2017 - 23:32

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  At least one person has died after contracting the virus in the country's north-east, the WHO says.

05/14/2017 - 23:29

UK scientists have released the first batch of "groundbreaking" medical scans that reveal step-by-step how the human brain develops in babies.

Researchers around the world can use the data to understand what healthy growth looks like, say the Developing Human Connectome Project experts.

05/12/2017 - 10:46

Young people on the latest HIV drugs now have near-normal life expectancy because of improvements in treatments, a study in The Lancet suggests.

Twenty-year-olds who started antiretroviral therapy in 2010 are projected to live 10 years longer than those first using it in 1996, it found.

Doctors say that starting treatment early is crucial to achieve a long and healthy life.

05/12/2017 - 10:44

A fresh study suggests there may be a link between taking high doses of common anti-inflammatory painkillers - such as ibuprofen - and heart attacks.

The paper, published in The BMJ, builds on a previous body of work linking these drugs to heart problems.

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