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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Drug company seeks approval for world’s first malaria vaccine

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 12:59pm by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris GlaxoSmithKline is developing the vaccine for children in sub-Saharan Africa British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) said on Tuesday it hoped to get the green light for a prototype vaccine against malaria after trials showed it offered children a partial shield against the disease. Results for the Phase III stage of the closely-followed RTS,S ...

  2. News - China - HEALTH

    30,000 people quarantined in China after resident dies of pneumonic plague

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 06:47pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... isolated areas have a food supply that can last for over 10 days," the agency quoted an official from the Yumen grain bureau as saying. Additional reporting by Agence France-Presse ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Genes may cause cerebral palsy, Norwegian study suggests

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 09:55pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Genes may cause cerebral palsy, study suggests Cerebral palsy, a disability of the brain linked to problems in pregnancy or birth, may have an inherited cause, according to a study published yesterday. Researchers in Norway found that families where a close relative had cerebral palsy were at increased risk of giving birth to a child ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Even light drinkers have increased risk of heart disease, says study

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:48pm by AGENCIES

    ... and 25 alcoholic units per week. Agence France-Presse, The Guardian ...

  5. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Mers virus unlikely to spread in Asia: World Health Organisation

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila World Health Organisation downplays risks to Asia from Sars-related Middle East respiratory virus, which has killed at least 287 people in the Arabian peninsula Asian countries should keep their guard against the deadly Middle East respiratory virus, although it is unlikely to spread to the region, a World Health Organisation expert said ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola death toll rises to 518 in west Africa

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:17am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Ebola death toll rises to 518 in West Africa The number of people believed to have died from Ebola in west Africa has jumped to 518, the World Health Organisation said yesterday. The UN health agency said 50 new cases- 25 of them fatal- had been reported between July 3-6 by health authorities in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In a statement, ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Saudi Arabia confirms six people died of Mers virus over the weekend

    Posted May 19th 2014, 04:04pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Riyadh One fatality confirmed by health authorities today after five deaths at the weekend Saudi health authorities today reported a new death from the Mers coronavirus, pushing to 169 the overall number of fatalities from the disease in the country. The health ministry said on its website that the latest person to fall victim to the Middle East ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    MERS fears for US health workers

    Posted May 14th 2014, 01:47am by AGENCIES

    ... worst-hit by the mysterious coronavirus to 152 since it appeared in 2012. MERS causes fever, coughing and shortness of breath. Reuters and Agence France-Presse ...

  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Double mastectomies may be performed too often, cancer study finds

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 10:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Study finds fear, not reason, drives some cancer patients to opt for double breast removal Some double mastectomies may not be needed Women diagnosed with cancer in one breast often face a difficult decision of whether to surgically remove both, and a new study found double mastectomies may be performed too often. The surgery does not increase ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    People who argue a lot likely to die sooner, Danish researchers find

    Posted May 09th 2014, 09:40pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris If you argue a lot, you are digging your own grave Think again before you pick another fight with your tearaway daughter or go at it once more with the people next door over their late-night parties. Danish researchers say people who argue constantly with relatives, friends or neighbours are more than twice as likely to die in middle age. Men ...




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