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WHO director general to discuss deadly diseases at World Health Assembly

WHO director general to discuss deadly diseases at World Health Assembly

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) director general will open the 71st World Health Assembly by discussing the ambitious agenda which aims to save 29...
Obesity is linked to the frequency of smoking and risk of taking up smoking

Obesity is linked to the frequency of smoking and risk of taking up smoking

A new study published this week by the BMJ has revealed that obesity is associated with an increased risk of the frequency and taking...
Are finances a factor in the development of dementia?

Are finances a factor in the development of dementia?

New research from the University of Exeter and UCL in the UK has found that older adults in England who have fewer financial resources...
High intensity exercise found to not benefit those with dementia

High intensity exercise found to not benefit those with dementia

A new trial published by the BMJ has found moderate to high intensity exercise does not slow down cognitive impairment in older people with...
Social care reform in England shows worrying lack of progress

Social care reform in England shows worrying lack of progress

A new report from the Health Foundation and The King’s Fund has highlighted the worrying lack of progress on social care reform in England. The...
Six months of Herceptin good for women with HER2-positive breast cancer

Six months of Herceptin good for women with HER2-positive breast cancer

Taking Herceptin for six months could be just as effective as taking it for 12 months in preventing relapse and death, as well as...
Could it be safe for pregnant women to use rheumatoid arthritis drugs?

Could it be safe for pregnant women to use rheumatoid arthritis drugs?

Expectant mothers may be able to take certain drugs to treat their rheumatoid arthritis (RA) without any possible increased health risks to their unborn...
The Make Sense campaign for head and neck cancer

The Make Sense campaign for head and neck cancer

Professor C René Leemans discusses the Make Sense campaign’s efforts to raise awareness of head and neck cancer and improve outcomes for patients with...
New investment announced for suicide prevention in England

New investment announced for suicide prevention in England

A new investment has been announced today which will be given to local communities that are the worst affected by suicide in a bid...
Asthma outcomes across England varied despite care improvements

Asthma outcomes across England varied despite care improvements

Despite the falling numbers of asthma deaths and hospital admissions in England, the overall regional and socioeconomic variations of outcomes have not changed, according...
IMI launches milestone project focusing on hypoglycaemia

IMI launches milestone project focusing on hypoglycaemia

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) has today announced it has launched its milestone 100th project, which will focus on diabetes...
How are mood disorders and circadian rhythm disruption linked?

How are mood disorders and circadian rhythm disruption linked?

A study led by the University of Glasgow, UK, has found that disrupted circadian rhythm increases the risk of an individual developing mood disorders...

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