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Air pollution responsible for up to 38% of annual childhood asthma in UK

Air pollution responsible for up to 38% of annual childhood asthma in UK

A new study from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Spain, has found that up to 38% of the number of annual childhood...
Universal health coverage is focus of World Health Day 2018

Universal health coverage is focus of World Health Day 2018

This year’s World Health Day (7 April) will focus on getting universal health coverage for everyone, with the World Health Organization (WHO) calling on...
Teenagers invited to join meningitis B trial to aid immunisation research

Teenagers invited to join meningitis B trial to aid immunisation research

The Oxford Vaccine Group is inviting year 12 school students across the UK to participate in a research project which aims to understand whether...
EUPHA continues to take action against tobacco

EUPHA continues to take action against tobacco

The European Public Health Association (EUPHA) has taken action against one of the biggest public health issues, tobacco, through various advocacy efforts and continues...
Daily ibuprofen can prevent Alzheimer's disease

Daily ibuprofen can prevent Alzheimer’s disease

A research team of neuroscientists based in Vancouver, Canada, have carried out studies which suggest that having a daily regimen of non-prescription ibuprofen could...
Can honeybees help us understand human behaviour?

Can honeybees help us understand human behaviour?

New research has discovered that looking at honeybees in a colony in the same way as neurons in a brain could help better understand...
Number of tuberculosis cases falls by over a third in last six years

Number of tuberculosis cases falls by over a third in last six years

Newly released data from Public Health England (PHE) has shown a 9.3% decline in cases of tuberculosis (TB) in 2017, which represents the lowest...
Managing cancer pain with basic bedside chart system

Managing cancer pain with basic bedside chart system

A new study from Edinburgh University, UK, has shown how the treatment and management of a patient’s cancer pain can be improved by a...
New drug helps reduce inflammation in patients in early stages of stroke

New drug helps reduce inflammation in patients in early stages of stroke

Researchers at the University of Manchester and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, UK, have shown that an anti-inflammatory drug, which has been given to...
Single-pill HIV-1 treatment receives positive support

Single-pill HIV-1 treatment receives positive support

The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson have announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products (CHMP) for Human Use of the European Medicines...
European Commission makes statement ahead of World Tuberculosis Day

European Commission makes statement ahead of World Tuberculosis Day

The European Commission has released a statement on the eve of World Tuberculosis Day underlying its commitment to end the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic by...
Respiratory infections increase risk of heart attack and stroke

Respiratory infections increase risk of heart attack and stroke

People who have had respiratory infections are six times more likely to suffer from a heart attack or stroke in the days following infection,...

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