Archives for January, 2019

Emergency caesareans put new mothers at higher risk of developing postnatal depression

A new study has revealed first-time mothers who give birth via unplanned caesarean section are 15% more likely to experience postnatal depression. The author of the study is calling for more mental health support for […]

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Outbreak of paralyzing disease linked to non-polio enterovirus

The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, has identified a polio-like virus as a potential cause of an outbreak of a disease known as Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM), a crippling […]

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Psychological distress is a risk factor for dementia

A new study suggests that vital exhaustion — which can be perceived as an indicator of psychological distress — is a risk factor for future risk of dementia. Researchers from the Department of Public Health, […]

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Drinking sugary, caffeinated soft drinks linked to increase in kidney disease.

New research suggests that drinking sugary, caffeinated soft drinks while exercising in hot weather may increase the risk of kidney disease. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology — Regulatory, […]

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New Hope with Ebola Drug Trial

By the time Kambale Kombi Vianey arrived at the Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in Beni in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in late November, he was at death’s door. In the week since falling […]

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New app gives throat cancer patients their voice back

PRAGUE: Vlastimil Gular’s life took an unwelcome turn a year ago: minor surgery on his vocal cords revealed throat cancer, which led to the loss of his larynx and with it, his voice. But the […]

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The lifesaving food 90% aren’t eating enough of

f I offered you a superfood that would make you live longer, would you be interested? Naturally it reduces the chances of debilitating heart attacks and strokes as well as life-long diseases such as type-2 […]

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Global fight against killer diseases seeks £11bn

A key fund which finances the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria is seeking fresh investment worth £11bn. The French President Emmanuel Macron is launching the latest round to replenish the Global Fund in Paris. It is […]

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Improved treatment for alcohol use disorders, chronic pain, mood disorders

Helping people with addictions has become a research passion for Purdue University’s Richard van Rijn, who is leading a team to make drug discoveries to support millions around the world dealing with alcohol use disorders, […]

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The rise in Drug Resistant Malaria Strains

After decades of advancement in the fight against malaria, infection rates are sneaking back up again, according to the WHO’s most recent estimates. The culprit is history repeated: As they did in the 1950s, drug-resistant malaria […]

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