Climate change set to undo health gains, to affect kids most: Lancet study

Children will be among the worst sufferers from a he rise in infectious diseases, the study said, pointing out that cholera is rising 3 per cent a year in India since the early 1980s with climatic suitability for Vibrio bacteria, which cause the disease. Rising temperatures due to climate change and air pollution could undo India’s hard-earned public health gains […]

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1st Ebola vaccine approved

The world’s first Ebola vaccine is finally approved, a critical move that opens the door for its use in countries at high risk for the infectious disease. Interested in Ebola? Just 48 hours after the European Commission granted marketing authorization for the vaccine, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Tuesday that it had also pre-qualified the vaccine, meaning it meets […]

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Study suggests weight-loss surgery may release toxic compounds from fat into bloodstream

Toxic man-made chemicals—such as polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides—that are absorbed into the body and stored in fat may be released into the bloodstream during the rapid fat loss that follows bariatric surgery, according to a study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The finding points to the need for further research to understand the […]

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Talking with trained doctors can help abused women

Women who are experiencing intimate partner violence feel better supported, more confident, and less depressed when trained family doctors counsel them, according to new research in the journal Family Practice. Globally, one in four women experiences intimate partner violence at some stage in her life. Domestic violence contributes at least as high a health burden as high blood pressure, smoking, […]

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Norovirus breakout map: Norovirus spreads across UK – is YOUR area a hotspot?

Norovirus is the feared winter vomiting bug, which often makes rounds in the latter months of the year. The unpleasant virus circulates quickly and can cause debilitating symptoms, including vomiting and diarrhoea.The virus passes from person to person, and transmission usually takes place in public spaces. Where are norovirus hotspots? Norovirus is a highly infectious disease and spreads in a […]

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Norovirus breakout map: Norovirus spreads across UK – is YOUR area a hotspot?

Norovirus is the feared winter vomiting bug, which often makes rounds in the latter months of the year. The unpleasant virus circulates quickly and can cause debilitating symptoms, including vomiting and diarrhoea.The virus passes from person to person, and transmission usually takes place in public spaces. Where are norovirus hotspots? Norovirus is a highly infectious disease and spreads in a […]

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Miranda Lambert Says She's Struggled With Weight Her Entire Life: 'I’ve Been All Sizes'

Almost all of Miranda Lambert’s biggest hits center around heartbreak, revenge, and honky-tonk hell-raising. While the 36-year-old country megastar can still serve up plenty of badass attitude onstage, her real life has been full of smiles lately. And for good reason. Lambert has just released her highly anticipated seventh studio album, Wildcard. The songs are fully inspired by where she’s at […]

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