Health

Common Blood Pressure Drug Tied to Increased Raisk of Skin Cancer

29/12/2017
People who take a certain water pill prescribed to control fluid retention and treat high blood pressure may be more likely to get skin cancer than other individuals, a Danish study suggests.
Vitamin D, Calcium Supplements May Not Lower Fracture Risk

Vitamin D, Calcium Supplements May Not Lower Fracture Risk

29/12/2017
Older adults who take vitamin D and calcium are no less likely to break their hips or other bones than peers who don’t use these supplements, a research review suggests.
Baby's Heart Placed Back Inside Her Chest in Rare Surgeries

Baby's Heart Placed Back Inside Her Chest in Rare Surgeries

15/12/2017
British officials say a baby born with an extremely rare condition has survived three surgeries to place her heart inside her chest.
EU Health and Food Safety Experts Warn of Stubborn Salmonella

EU Health and Food Safety Experts Warn of Stubborn Salmonella

15/12/2017
The number of salmonella food poisoning cases in the European Union has risen by 3 percent since 2014 in a "worrying" reversal of a decade-long declining trend, EU health and food safety officials said on Tuesday.
Seasonal Flu Kills More Globally Than Previously Thought

Seasonal Flu Kills More Globally Than Previously Thought

15/12/2017
As many as 646,000 people are dying globally from seasonal influenza each year, U.S. health officials said on Wednesday, a rise from earlier assessments of the disease's death toll.
Philippines Launches Probe into Dengue Vaccine Scare

Philippines Launches Probe into Dengue Vaccine Scare

06/12/2017
The Philippines has launched an investigation into the immunisation of 730,000 children with a dengue vaccine that could pose health risks.
Bodybuilding Products Sold Online May Be Mislabeled or Unsafe

Bodybuilding Products Sold Online May Be Mislabeled or Unsafe

06/12/2017
Many bodybuilding products sold online are mislabeled and contain unapproved drugs and other ingredients that may not be safe, a new study suggests.
Study: 3 Cups of Coffee a Day Likely to Have More Health Benefits Than Harm

Study: 3 Cups of Coffee a Day Likely to Have More Health Benefits Than Harm

23/11/2017
People who drink three to four cups of coffee a day are more likely to see health benefits than harm, experiencing lower risks of premature death and heart disease than those who abstain, scientists say.
Boy With Rare Disease Gets New Skin With Gene Therapy

Boy With Rare Disease Gets New Skin With Gene Therapy

10/11/2017
Doctors treating a critically ill boy with a devastating skin disease used experimental gene therapy to create an entirely new skin for most of his body in a desperate attempt to save his life.

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