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Chronic diseases in adults may be health, stress impact of childhood bullying

March 13, 2017
Chronic diseases in adults may be health, stress impact of childhood bullying

People who experienced bullying during their childhood may also be at risk of the lifelong health effects related to chronic stress exposure including an increased risk for heart disease and diabetes in adulthood, according to a research review. Recent advances in understanding of the negative health effects of chronic stress highlight a pressing need to [...]

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Deadly, drug-resistant fungus poses healthcare concern in the US

March 13, 2017
Deadly, drug-resistant fungus poses healthcare concern in the US

A drug-resistant and fatal fungal infection is causing concern among healthcare authorities in the US as it has already infected more than 30 people in the country after warnings were issued in June 2016. The fungus, a strain of a yeast called Candida auris, has been spreading worldwide, infecting people in dozens of country since [...]

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Foot-and-mouth disease alert status in South Korea raised to highest level

February 10, 2017
Foot-and-mouth disease alert status in South Korea raised to highest level

South Korea has raised the country’s alert status for the foot-and-mouth disease to the highest level after a second strain of the disease was confirmed three days after a first outbreak was reported, Seoul’s agriculture ministry said. Kim Kyeong-kyu, deputy minister for food industry policy, said the A-type strain of the disease was discovered at [...]

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British Heart Foundation warns of risks of sudden death due to faulty gene

February 6, 2017
British Heart Foundation warns of risks of sudden death due to faulty gene

A charity organization has warned people of the risks of developing coronary heart disease or even sudden death due to a faulty heart gene, saying that an estimated 620,000 people in the UK have the gene but most are unaware. The figure was said to be 100,000 more than had been originally thought and could [...]

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US FDA finds toxic substances in certain homeopathic teething products

January 30, 2017
US FDA finds toxic substances in certain homeopathic teething products

Consumers are being warned by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) against the use of certain homeopathic teething products after it has found high amounts of a toxic substance called belladonna in some of the products, posing potential risk to infants and children. Laboratory analysis found amounts of belladonna that sometimes far exceeded the [...]

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Spread of cancer cells reduced by 75% in immunotherapy study on animals

January 16, 2017
Spread of cancer cells reduced by 75% in immunotherapy study on animals

The spread of deadly cancer cells has been reduced by 75% in animal experiments conducted by scientists at the Sanger Institute in Cambridge in the UK, giving new insight into how tumors spread and may lead to new treatments. Around 90% of cancer deaths are caused by the spread of cancer – known as metastasis [...]

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Scientists create genetically modified mosquitoes resistant to dengue

January 13, 2017
Scientists create genetically modified mosquitoes resistant to dengue

Mosquitoes are considered one of the deadliest animals in the world and one of the biggest killers of the human race as they are the primary vectors for major human diseases such as yellow fever, malaria and dengue fever. According to a World Health Organization (WHO) report, more than 50% of the world’s population is [...]

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WHO: Smoking costs the world over US$1 tn in healthcare, lost productivity

January 11, 2017
WHO: Smoking costs the world over US$1 tn in healthcare, lost productivity

The tobacco industry and the impacts of its products is costing the world more than US$1 trillion annually in healthcare expenses and lost productivity, according to a new landmark global report from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US National Cancer Institute (NCI). “The economic impact of tobacco on countries, and the general public, [...]

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UK doctors warn of the potential dangers of a radical New Year “detox”

January 4, 2017
UK doctors warn of the potential dangers of a radical New Year “detox”

Doctors in the UK are warning the public of the potential harms of undergoing a radical New Year detox regimen. Highlighting the case of a 47-year-old woman who was treated last year, they revealed that the patient became critically ill and needed intensive care at Milton Keynes hospital after taking herbal medicines and drinking too [...]

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Bird flu alert in South Korea raised to highest level for the first time

December 17, 2016
Bird flu alert in South Korea raised to highest level for the first time

After experiencing an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu that started a month ago, South Korea’s agriculture ministry has now raised the bird flu alert status in the country to the highest level for the first time as the disease spread quickly nationwide. Since the outbreaks that started last month, Asia’s fourth largest [...]

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