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Zika outbreak: What you need to know

Zika outbreak: What you need to know

The infection is suspected of leading to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains. Some areas have declared a state of emergency, doctors have described it as “a pandemic in progress” and some are even advising women in affected countries to delay getting pregnant. But there is much we do not know in this [...]

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GlaxoSmithKline to ‘drop patents in poor countries for better drug access’

GlaxoSmithKline to ‘drop patents in poor countries for better drug access’

The British company said it would not file patents in these countries. Chief executive Sir Andrew Witty said he wanted to take a “graduated” approach to the company’s “intellectual property” based on the wealth of nations around the globe. Experts have described the plans as “brave and positive”. GSK hopes that by removing any fear [...]

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More obese people in the world than underweight, says study

More obese people in the world than underweight, says study

The research, led by scientists from Imperial College London and published in The Lancet, compared body mass index (BMI) among almost 20 million adult men and women from 1975 to 2014. It found obesity in men has tripled and more than doubled in women. Lead author Prof Majid Ezzat said it was an “epidemic of [...]

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Teeth whitening: Call for action on ‘rogue’ beauticians

Teeth whitening: Call for action on ‘rogue’ beauticians

Some kits contain 300 times the legal limit of hydrogen peroxide, the Local Government Association said. This would be like “brushing with bleach” and could cause blistering, burns and other damage, the LGA added. The government said it was helping make people aware of dangers, but would not say whether it planned bigger fines. Only [...]

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Custom 3-D printed scalp, hair helps cancer survivors feel like themselves again

Custom 3-D printed scalp, hair helps cancer survivors feel like themselves again

Sheri Valle was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer in April 2011, but the idea of re-growing the hair she lost from treatment gave her hope for normalcy after she finally beat the disease. After going into remission in early 2012, Valle would get her hair back— just not in the way she expected. Valle, [...]

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US preterm births tied to air pollution cost $4B a year

US preterm births tied to air pollution cost $4B a year

  U.S. premature births linked to air pollution cost more than $4 billion a year in medical care and lost economic opportunity, a new analysis estimates. Almost 16,000 babies arrive early each year due at least in part to air pollution, according to researchers who analyzed air quality data and birth records. Annual costs associated [...]

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Bones, Joints and Muscles

Bones, Joints and Muscles

Bones, Joints and Muscles Topics Achilles Tendon Injuries see Heel Injuries and Disorders Achondroplasia see Dwarfism ACL Injuries see Knee Injuries and Disorders Amputation see Limb Loss Anatomy Ankle Injuries and Disorders Ankylosing Spondylitis Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury see Knee Injuries and Disorders Arm Injuries and Disorders Arthritis Arthrography see Joint Disorders Arthroplasty see Hip [...]

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Blood, Heart and Circulation

Blood, Heart and Circulation

Blood, Heart and Circulation Topics Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm see Aortic Aneurysm ABO Blood Groups see Blood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia see Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia see Acute Myeloid Leukemia Acute Myeloid Leukemia AF see Atrial Fibrillation ALL see Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia AML see Acute Myeloid Leukemia Anatomy Anemia Aneurysms Angiitis see [...]

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World’s senior population forecast to boom by 2050

World’s senior population forecast to boom by 2050

MONDAY, March 28, 2016 — The percentage of the world’s population aged 65 and older is expected to double by 2050, a new report says. People who are 65 and older now make up 8.5 percent of people (617 million) worldwide. By 2050, they are expected to represent nearly 17 percent (1.6 billion), according to [...]

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Wearable ‘defibrillator-in-a-vest’ may help some heart patients

Wearable ‘defibrillator-in-a-vest’ may help some heart patients

MONDAY, March 28, 2016 — A vest containing a defibrillator may be an option for some heart patients who can’t use an implantable defibrillator — the device that can shock the heart back to a proper rhythm if needed. That’s the conclusion of the first science advisory on the devices just issued by the American [...]

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Discarded drug helps fight disease-causing viruses in lab

Discarded drug helps fight disease-causing viruses in lab

STANFORD, Calif., March 28  — Researchers found a drug discarded by the company GlaxoSmithKline because of side effects during clinical trials helped human cells fight off two viruses, according to a new study. The drug GSK983 helped cells in the lab fight off the viruses that cause dengue fever and Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus, or [...]

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Acupuncture might ease hot flashes for breast cancer patients

Acupuncture might ease hot flashes for breast cancer patients

MONDAY, March 28, 2016 — Acupuncture can help alleviate the often-debilitating hot flashes that afflict many breast cancer patients, new Italian research says. Noting that hot flashes are a fact of life for many women with breast cancer, the investigators found that pairing lifestyle advice with weekly acupuncture sessions dramatically improved the women’s quality of [...]

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