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New treatment cures, vaccinates mice against cancer
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 06:55

Researchers at Duke University have successfully cured and vaccinated mice against cancer in a recent small study using nanotechnology and immunothera...

Smokers more likely to quit when cigarette prices increase
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 04:25

Drexel University researchers have found that smokers are 20 percent more likely to quit smoking when the price of cigarettes is increased by just $ ...

1 dose of cholera vaccine as good as 2 doses for first six months, review says
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 02:27

Researchers say one dose of cholera vaccine appears to provide about the same protection as the standard two doses, at least for the first six months....

Heartburn drugs like Nexium and Prilosec don't raise Alzheimer's risk: study
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:27

Widely used heartburn drugs, including Prilosec and Nexium, do not appear to increase Alzheimer's disease risk, according to a new study. Health News...

Meningitis jab uptake 'worryingly low'
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 20:27

School-leavers are being urged to be immunised against the highly aggressive strain. BBC News - Health

Stephen Hawking: I'm worried about the future of the NHS
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:28

Cambridge professor criticises health secretary and warns about role of private sector in the NHS. BBC News - Health

Study: Hypertension in pregnancy may affect long-term heart health
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:26

Researchers have found that women who have hypertension during pregnancy have an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life. Heal...

5 Convincing Reasons To Never Have Sex In A Hot Tub
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:28

Photo: weheartit Is there anything sexier than the idea of having sex in the hot tub? The warmth, the bubbles, the ... STDs. Yes, there hot tub sex ...

Peninsula Hong Kong turns Van Cleef & Arpels’ inspirations into tea-sized treats
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 04:27

The Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong is celebrating a four decade-long relationship with French jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels through a co-presented aftern...

Study: Half of parents against later school start times
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:27

A new study by the University of Michigan finds that parents are divided in support of delays to school start times that would allow teens to get more...

FDA allows new tools for testing of Zika virus
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:33

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has made available a panel of human plasma samples to aid in the regulatory evaluation of serological tests for ...

Maternity 'must improve' at baby-deaths hospital trust
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:27

Progress is made at the Shrewsbury and Telford trust but maternity services must improve, the CQC says. BBC News - Health

Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:26

Health officials target pizzas, burgers and ready meals to help tackle child obesity in government drive. BBC News - Health

High-cal foods may raise cancer risk in women
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:26

Women who eat a lot of high-calorie foods may face a slightly higher risk of obesity-related cancers -- even if they remain thin, a new study suggests...

Odd Cancer Symptoms That Are Important To Know After Teen With Leaking Breasts Discovers Brain Tumor
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:26

Photo: Daily Mail When a then 18-year-old Jessica Buck noticed milk leaking from her breasts, her first concern was a teen pregnancy scare. Instead,...

Virtual house calls for could benefit Parkinson's patients
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:32

Parkinson's patients get as much benefit from seeing a neurologist via home video conference as from seeing a local doctor in person, a new study repo...

Children, teens who skip breakfast lack vital nutrients, researchers say
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:41

Mom was right -- eating breakfast really is important. Without it, kids may not get recommended amounts of nutrients, British researchers suggest. He...

NIH study shows how sex-specific reproductive systems arise
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:30

A new study has identified a specific protein known as COUP-TFII that determines whether a mouse embryo develops a male reproductive system. Health N...

Time spent frail in old age 'doubles'
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:50

More care homes are needed as an ageing population puts pressure on services, researchers suggest. BBC News - Health

Mental health services patchy, says PM
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:31

Theresa May says the UK's mental health services are "patchy" and has told Newsbeat she's going to review them. BBC News - Health

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