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Sick babies in danger from lack of breathing tube monitoring

August 17, 2018
Sick babies in danger from lack of breathing tube monitoring

Some intensive care units are putting sick babies at risk by not monitoring breathing tubes correctly, according to a study which interviewed staff at hospitals across the country. This could lead to death or serious harm to babies from lack of oxygen, the researchers said. Doctors needed to be better prepared and have the best [...]

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New Zealand’s healthcare ties to Malaysia on the rise

August 17, 2018
New Zealand’s healthcare ties to Malaysia on the rise

The recently concluded Association of Private Hospitals Malaysia (APHM) International Healthcare Conference and Exhibition, held from 31 July to 2 August at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia, featured a pavilion from New Zealand for the first time ever. HCA spoke to New Zealand Trade Commissioner to Malaysia and Brunei, Simon Hearsey, to find [...]

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New drug treatment could reduce need for liver transplants

August 16, 2018
New drug treatment could reduce need for liver transplants

A potential treatment for sudden liver failure could cut the need for transplants, say scientists at the University of Edinburgh. The liver has an incredible natural ability to repair itself, but this can be lost in some injuries including severe drug overdoses. The therapy is a cancer drug that restores this regenerative potential. The work [...]

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Type-2 diabetes symptoms: 5 warning signs by looking at your skin

August 16, 2018
Type-2 diabetes symptoms: 5 warning signs by looking at your skin

Type-2 diabetes affects around 549,000 people in the UK. But while the common condition is pretty easy to diagnose, some Brits are completely unaware that they are showing any the symptoms. If you suffer persistent skin problems, it could indicate that you are battling the disease. So which warning signs should you look out for? [...]

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FDA expands recall of blood pressure drugs due to cancer risk

August 16, 2018
FDA expands recall of blood pressure drugs due to cancer risk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expanding a recall of drug products containing the ingredient valsartan, which is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. The FDA first issued a voluntary recall in July after results from laboratory tests revealed that some drugs may have been tainted with the substance N-nitrosodimethylamine or [...]

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Eating cabbage and broccoli could prevent common form of cancer

August 15, 2018
Eating cabbage and broccoli could prevent common form of cancer

Scientists say they have discovered why some vegetables – including cabbage, broccoli and kale – can reduce the risk of bowel cancers. That cruciferous veg is good for the gut has never been in doubt but a detailed explanation has been elusive. The team at the Francis Crick Institute found anti-cancer chemicals were produced as [...]

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Over 300,000 young people in Kenya are living with HIV/Aids

August 15, 2018
Over 300,000 young people in Kenya are living with HIV/Aids

More than 300,000 young people aged between 0-24 years are living with HIV/Aids in Kenya, the National Aids Control Council has said. From this figure, 184,718 are aged between 10-24 and 100,000 are children between 0-14 years. The council’s director Dr Nduku Kilonzo on Wednesday said there are 48 new infections every day. In 2017, [...]

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Vaping damages vital immune system and leads to lung disease

August 15, 2018
Vaping damages vital immune system and leads to lung disease

Vaping can damage vital immune system cells and may be more harmful than previously thought, a study suggests. Researchers found e-cigarette vapour disabled important immune cells in the lung and boosted inflammation. The researchers “caution against the widely held opinion that e-cigarettes are safe”. However, Public Health England advises they are much less harmful than [...]

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Stealthy viruses cause of illnesses

August 14, 2018
Stealthy viruses cause of illnesses

A trick used by viruses to make us sick – “stealth spheres” – has been discovered by scientists. It had been thought viruses were all lone wolves, each on a solo campaign of infection. Instead they can form “packs” of up to 40 viruses and surround themselves with a fatty sphere that makes them invisible [...]

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Doctors warning on gel and acrylic nails

August 14, 2018
Doctors warning on gel and acrylic nails

Skin experts are warning a chemical found in gel, gel polish and acrylic nails can cause an allergic reaction. Methacrylate chemicals can cause a severe, itchy rash anywhere on the body, not just the fingertips, says the British Association of Dermatologists. It often occurs when gels and polishes are applied at home or by untrained [...]

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