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Genetics makes Europeans more susceptible to dengue shock syndrome

Genetics makes Europeans more susceptible to dengue shock syndrome

A new study has found that people of European ancestry are more prone to developing severe dengue shock syndrome (DSS) than those of African...
New genetic mutation passed on by men increases risk of ovarian cancer

New genetic mutation passed on by men increases risk of ovarian cancer

Researchers from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, US, have uncovered a new genetic mutation inherited from fathers that can increase the risk of ovarian...
Lung, head and neck cancers risk linked to physical inactivity

Lung, head and neck cancers risk linked to physical inactivity

New studies suggest that a lifestyle lacking in physical activity poses a greater risk of developing lung, head and neck cancers. Two research teams led...
Blueprint priority diseases list updated by World Health Organization

Blueprint priority diseases list updated by World Health Organization

The 2018 annual review of the Blueprint priority diseases list from the World Health Organization (WHO) has been released, revealing the diseases that pose...
Can eating yoghurt reduce cardiovascular disease risk?

Can eating yoghurt reduce cardiovascular disease risk?

A higher intake of yoghurt is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease amongst hypertensive men and women, a new study published by...
New initiative to individualise treatment for Alzheimer's disease

New initiative to individualise Alzheimer’s treatment

A new innovative programme called the ‘Dementia Prevention Initiative’ (DPI) has been developed which aims to abandon generalised methods in favour of individualised Alzheimer’s...
Diabetes treatment breakthrough designed to remove painful side effects

Diabetes treatment breakthrough designed to remove painful side effects

A chemist has invented a new diabetes treatment that improves glucose tolerance without any of the severe side effects like nausea and vomiting. Meredith Professor...
Global Fund, Mozambique launch new grants to aid malaria eradication

Global Fund, Mozambique launch new grants to aid malaria eradication

The Global Fund and health partners in Mozambique have launched the implementation of six new grants that aim to end malaria, HIV and tuberculosis...
Could a new test identify those most at risk of a heart attack?

Heart attack test could identify patients at risk

A study from the University of Sheffield, UK, has found a new blood test that could help identify which patients are most at risk...
Severe pre-eclampsia can mask hypertension after pregnancy

Severe pre-eclampsia can mask hypertension after pregnancy

New research from the American Heart Association has found that women who have severe pre-eclampsia following pregnancy can have lingering hypertension which goes unnoticed. Pre-eclampsia,...
Prostate cancer now third biggest cancer killer

Prostate cancer now third biggest cancer killer

New figures from Prostate Cancer UK have revealed that, for the first time in the UK, there are more men dying from prostate cancer...
Are people getting a stroke at a younger age?

Are people getting a stroke at a younger age?

The average age for having a stroke in England has reduced in both males and females, according to new figures from Public Health England. Stroke...

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