Malaria experts fear disease's resurgence

For the first time in 10 years, global malaria cases are no longer falling, sparking concerns about a resurgence of the too often deadly disease. Experts, and philanthropist Bill Gates, are urging country leaders gathering at the Commonwealth summit in London to pledge more money to fight the illness. In 2016, nearly half of the world’s population More...

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NHS ransomware attack response criticised

The government and NHS bodies have been criticised by MPs for failing to implement measures to improve cyber-security nearly a year after a major ransomware attack on the service. Twenty-two recommendations were More...

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Migraine: New drug works when others fail, researchers say

A new migraine medication – one of the first bespoke drugs for decades – appears to work well even when others have failed, researchers have said . Erenumab is a monthly injection that might soon More...

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Vaginal mesh surgery: NHS releases new figures

England’s most senior doctor has been told by the government to urgently respond to new data that shows how many women have had vaginal mesh surgery. Since 2008 27,016 have had the implant – which More...

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Alfie Evans: Parents to appeal to Supreme Court again

The parents of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans are to ask the Supreme Court to consider an appeal on ending his life support for a second time. On Monday the Court of Appeal refused to overrule a decision that More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
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Survey finds an 'over-reliance' on medication to treat ADHD

Families of children with ADHD are warning that too often medication is the only option they are offered to manage the condition. A survey of parents across Scotland found evidence of delays in diagnosing ADHD More...

By SLPundit On Monday, April 16th, 2018
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Immune therapy scores big win against lung cancer in study

CHICAGO—For the first time, a treatment that boosts the immune system greatly improved survival in people newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer. It’s the biggest win so far for immunotherapy, More...

By SLPundit On Monday, April 16th, 2018
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Does vaginal seeding boost health?

Should Caesarean-section babies be smeared with a sample of their mother’s vaginal fluids as soon as they are born? “Vaginal seeding” is not mainstream medicine, but it is growing in popularity. More...

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Doctors’ Notes: Marrying medicine with virtual reality shows potential to improve health-care experience

By Drs. Clyde MatavaUniversity of TorontoFahad Alam Mon., April 16, 2018 When it comes to augmented reality (AR), the first example that often comes to people’s minds is Pokemon GO. But did you know the More...

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European women twice as likely to be blonde as men, study says

Women from European descent are twice as likely to be naturally blonde as men, according to new research. The largest ever genetic study on pigmentation looked at nearly 300,000 people of European descent. It More...