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A girl gets tested to ensure a malaria bug she caught a month ago is no longer in her system. ©Reuters Malaria: High risk focused in 10 African countries Gains in fighting malaria in sub-Saharan Africa have left the highest risk for the disease concentrated in 10 countries.
20 февраля 2014
Lifestyle disorders top health issues in Arab world Heart disease and stroke have replaced infectious disease as the top causes of early death in the Arab world, tracking the West in a trend towards lifestyle disorders.
21 января 2014
©REUTERS/United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur/Albert Gonzalez Farran/Handout New meningitis vaccine slashes cases by 94 percent A new vaccine being rolled out in the "meningitis belt" that stretches across north-central Africa has reduced cases of the potentially fatal disease by 94 percent.
12 сентября 2013
©REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah Hard-hitting ads get credit in US push against smoking Hard-hitting ads featuring first-person stories from former smokers prompted more than 200,000 Americans to immediately give up tobacco.
10 сентября 2013
©REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya Long-term study backs early HIV drugs for children A landmark five-year trial has strengthened evidence that early use of antiretroviral drugs helps children combat the AIDS virus.
22 августа 2013
©RUETERS Air pollution boosts lung, heart risks: studies Long-term exposure to particulate air pollution boosts the risk of lung cancer, even at concentrations below the legal maximum.
10 июля 2013
©REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski No risk of pandemic yet from MERS virus: scientists The new MERS coronavirus that has claimed dozens of lives in the Middle East does not yet have the ability to trigger a pandemic, but vigilance is needed in case it mutates.
06 июля 2013
Photo courtesy of ubthenews.com 'Cousin marriage' doubles gene risk for babies: study First cousins who marry run twice the risk of having a child with genetic abnormalities, according to the findings of a study in the English city of Bradford, published Friday in The Lancet.
04 июля 2013
Photo courtesy of juicing-for-health.com Gene clues show which children will grow out of asthma A gene scorecard may one day help predict which youngsters are likely to grow out of childhood asthma and which will have the disease in adulthood.
28 июня 2013
New health threats for China as it grows richer: Lancet The Chinese are increasingly facing diseases of affluence such as cancer, according to a study to be published Saturday in a leading medical journal, with threats to health including diet, pollution and city living.
08 июня 2013
High doses of common pain drugs can cause heart attack: study High doses of some commonly used pain drugs like ibuprofen can increase heart attacks, strokes and related deaths by about a third.
31 мая 2013
Photo courtesy of alert.psychiatricnews.com Health gap in Europe wider than ever Life expectancy in Russia has marked time since the collapse of the Soviet Union but risen in its former eastern-bloc allies.
27 марта 2013
©REUTERS/Michaela Rehle New study questions vitamin D supplements in pregnancy Taking vitamin D supplements in pregnancy seems to make no difference to a child's bone health, in contrast to guidelines in some countries.
19 марта 2013
©REUTERS 233 million women lacking contraception in 2015: study An estimated 233 million women in their fertile years will lack access to modern contraception by 2015, up from 221 million in 2010.
12 марта 2013
Ancient people also had clogged arteries, mummy scans show Scans of mummies from as long ago as 2,000 BC have revealed that ancient people also had clogged arteries, a condition blamed on modern vices like smoking, overeating and inactivity.
11 марта 2013
©REUTERS Cancer drug helps MS patients, trials show A drug initially developed to treat some types of cancer now appears to help people suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS), a study said Thursday.
01 ноября 2012
©REUTERS Breast cancer screening saves lives, says study The benefits of preemptive breast cancer screening outweigh the risks, a study said Tuesday, insisting the practice saves thousands of lives.
30 октября 2012
Photo courtesy of clivir.com Women smokers who quit before 40 gain nine years in lifespan Women can add nine years to their lives by quitting smoking before the age of 40 but still face a 20-percent higher death rate than those who never smoked.
27 октября 2012
©REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Job strain boosts risk of heart disease by 23 percent: study Workers who suffer job strain are 23-percent more likely to have a heart attack than stress-free counterparts, but the risk is far smaller than smoking or a sedentary lifestyle.
15 сентября 2012
Photo courtesy of ubergizmo.com Heart attacks: longer resuscitation boosts survival chances Adding a few minutes to attempts to resuscitate patients who suffer a heart attack in hospital can significantly boost their chances of survival.
05 сентября 2012

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