Friday, 16 March 2018


04/29/2015 - 09:34

Three-quarters of countries do not have plans in place to preserve antimicrobial medicines, the World Health Organization says. The body has repeatedly warned that the globe is heading into a "post-antibiotic era" in which much of modern medicine becomes impossible.

04/29/2015 - 09:31

A two-week diet swap experiment hints at just how damaging a Western diet might be to our guts. Researchers asked people to switch diets for two weeks - 20 US volunteers moved to a low-fat, high-fibre diet while 20 volunteers from rural Africa were asked to eat more "junk" food.

04/27/2015 - 04:31

Two-thirds of the world's population have no access to safe and affordable surgery, according to a new study in The Lancet - more than double the number in previous estimates. It means millions of people are dying from treatable conditions such as appendicitis and obstructed labour.

04/27/2015 - 04:27

The first legally approved HIV self-test kit that allows people to get a result in 15 minutes at home has gone on sale in England, Scotland and Wales. Unlike other kits, these tests do not need to be sent off to a lab to get the results.

04/27/2015 - 04:25

A controversial artificial sweetener is being removed from Diet Pepsi in the US amid consumer concerns about its safety. Aspartame-free cans of the drink will go on sale from August in America, but not in Britain.

04/19/2015 - 10:47

Around 59,000 people die every year from rabies transmitted by dogs, with the poorer regions of the world worst affected, says a report by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control. The report authors said more should be done to vaccinate dogs, particularly in low-income countries.

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