Monday, 23 October 2017

Health

06/11/2017 - 19:14

The number of suspected cases of cholera resulting from a severe outbreak in Yemen has passed 100,000, the World Health Organization says.

A total of 798 deaths associated with the disease have been recorded in 19 out of 22 provinces since 27 April.

06/08/2017 - 02:15

A Parisian woman is taking the French state to court for failing to protect her health from the effects of air pollution.

Clotilde Nonnez, a 56-year-old yoga teacher, says she has lived in the capital for 30 years and seen her health deteriorate.

However, it became worse than ever when pollution in Paris hit record levels last December.

06/08/2017 - 02:13

One of the largest clinical trials for prostate cancer has given "powerful results", say UK researchers. A drug for treating prostate cancer that has spread was found to save lives when offered earlier, a study found.

The trial looked at abiraterone as an additional treatment in patients with prostate cancer who were about to start long-term hormone therapy.

06/08/2017 - 02:11

Marriage appears to be good for your health, boosting your survival chances if you have a major heart risk factor such as high cholesterol, say researchers.

A loving spouse might spur you on to look after yourself better, they told a heart conference, based on their study of nearly a million UK adults.

06/06/2017 - 11:45

One in five children born as a twin in sub-Saharan Africa dies before their fifth birthday, research finds.

The Lancet Infectious Diseases study is the first to analyse death rates among twins in the region.

The report suggests improvements in survival for twins is lagging far behind other children.

06/06/2017 - 11:43

At least 15 children have died in South Sudan from a botched attempt to immunise them against measles, officials say.

They were vaccinated with the same unsterilised syringe, and the vaccine was not stored properly, according to an investigation into the deaths.

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