Saturday, 19 May 2018

Health

07/18/2015 - 09:41

The chance of returning to a normal weight after becoming obese is only one in 210 for men and one in 124 for women over a year, research suggests. For severe obesity, shedding excess weight in a year is even more unlikely, a study of UK health records concluded. Researchers say current strategies for helping obese patients are failing.

06/28/2015 - 09:04

The continuing Ebola epidemic in Guinea has set back the country's fight against malaria, say experts. They estimate 74,000 cases of malaria went untreated in 2014 because clinics were either closed or patients were too scared to seek help.

06/23/2015 - 19:41

The death toll from an ongoing heatwave in Pakistan's southern Sindh province has passed 700, local media said, as mortuaries reached capacity. Dawn newspaper said at least 744 people had died in Karachi and 38 in other areas, citing a government official.

06/23/2015 - 19:35

They estimate 74,000 cases of malaria went untreated in 2014 because clinics were either closed or patients were too scared to seek help. They warn that malaria deaths since the Ebola outbreak began will far exceed the number of Ebola deaths in the country - which now stand at 2,444.

06/17/2015 - 13:54

Researchers at Dundee University have discovered a new compound which could treat malaria while protecting people from the disease and preventing its spread, all in a single dose. The compound, DDD107498, was developed by the university's Drug Discovery Unit and the Medicines for Malaria Venture.

06/17/2015 - 13:52

Scientists have discovered a chemical in blood that indicates whether people will have declining brain function. Looking for the earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease, they analysed levels of 1,129 proteins circulating in the blood of more than 200 twins.

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