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Mosquito-killing drug offers possible new tool for malaria elimination

Posted on April 3, 2018 by Contributor

Multiple, high doses of the drug, ivermectin, are well tolerated and able to kill mosquitoes feeding on humans ...

Low back pain: 540 Million people worldwide, but many receive wrong care

Posted on April 3, 2018 by Contributor

Worldwide, overuse of inappropriate tests and treatments such as imaging, opioids and surgery means patients are not receiving ...

Costs of the Paris Climate Agreement outweighed by health savings?

Posted on March 15, 2018 by Contributor

Globally, the costs of implementing the Paris Climate Agreement between 2020-2050 could be outweighed by health savings due ...

Causes of asthma attacks

Posted on March 5, 2018 by Shenrina Badri

There are several things that may trigger an asthma attack…

What are the symptoms of metabolic syndrome?

What are the symptoms of metabolic syndrome?

Posted on February 20, 2018 by Contributor

Two doctors explain exactly what metabolic syndrome is, what the risk factors are and, most importantly, how to ...

Worrying signs of kidney stones

Worrying signs of kidney stones

Posted on February 19, 2018 by Contributor

Do you know what the signs of kidney stones are and when should you worry about them?...

Eat yoghurt to reduce your heart disease risk

Eat yoghurt to reduce your heart disease risk

Posted on February 16, 2018 by Contributor

If you have high blood pressure, put yoghurt on the menu - it could help lower your heart ...

Do you know what your BMI and blood pressure readings are?

Do you know what your BMI and blood pressure readings are?

Posted on February 8, 2018 by Contributor

If you’ve let healthy resolutions slide, it’s the perfect month to begin again, starting with your BMI and ...

Drinking alcohol in late teens linked to liver problems in adulthood

Drinking alcohol in late teens linked to liver problems in adulthood

Posted on January 24, 2018 by Contributor

A large, long-term study has confirmed that drinking alcohol during their late teens could be the first step ...

Study: Polluted streets negate heart-lung benefits of walking

Posted on December 12, 2017 by Contributor

The study analysed the health impact of a walk through the traffic-polluted Oxford Street in London, compared to ...

High blood pressure diet could be as effective as medication

High blood pressure diet could be as effective as medication

Posted on November 24, 2017 by Contributor

Following a high blood pressure diet could be as effective as taking medication for people with stage-1 high ...

Debunking myths about diabetes insulin treatment

Debunking myths about diabetes insulin treatment

Posted on November 10, 2017 by Contributor

A diabetes diagnosis is overwhelming enough, let alone thinking about the prospect of having to go onto insulin ...

15 Tips to help prevent and treat type 2 diabetes

15 Tips to help prevent and treat type-2 diabetes

Posted on November 9, 2017 by Contributor

Did you know that up to 70% of cases of type-2 diabetes could be prevented by making healthy ...

What you need to know about diabetes

What you need to know about diabetes

Posted on November 6, 2017 by Contributor

Bridget McNulty, Type 1 diabetic and editor of 'Sweet Life' diabetes magazine, tells us all about diabetes...

Give up this to reduce type 2 diabetes risk

Give up one thing to reduce type 2 diabetes risk

Posted on November 3, 2017 by Contributor

If the thought of developing type 2 diabetes scares you (and it should), here’s one thing you can ...

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Women and diabetes

Posted on November 3, 2017 by Contributor

With over 199 million women living with diabetes worldwide, it’s no wonder the focus for World Diabetes Day 2017 is ...

Open-heart surgery safer in afternoon

Posted on October 29, 2017 by Contributor

Outcomes for open heart surgery could potentially be improved by moving surgery to the afternoon, rather than in ...

Although 1 in 3 adults in China has high blood pressure; only 1 in 20 has condition under control

Posted on October 29, 2017 by Contributor

The two studies are part of the China Patient-Centred Evaluative Assessment of Cardiac Events (PEACE) Million Persons Project...

Osteoporosis: Love your bones

Osteoporosis: Love your bones to protect your future

Posted on October 19, 2017 by Contributor

Only a minority of patients at fracture risk will be diagnosed with osteoporosis, which can lead to life-threatening ...

Study: 30 Minutes of physical activity five days a week saves lives

Posted on October 11, 2017 by Contributor

The study also finds that 1 in 20 cases of cardiovascular disease could be prevented if everyone did ...

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