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Flu deaths in Brazil double in 1st half
Flu BrazilThursday June 14, 2018 7:49AM ET
Flu has claimed at least 446 lives in Brazil so far this year, more than twice the figure of the same period in 2017, Brazil's Health Ministry said.
New mechanism by which Alzheimer's disease spreads through brain discovered
Alzheimer's diseaseThursday June 14, 2018 6:03AM ET
The waste-management system of the cell appears to play an important role in the spread of Alzheimer's disease in the brain. A new study has focused on small membrane-covered droplets known as "exosomes."
Cholera resurfaces in Malawi
Cholera resurfaces in MalawiWednesday June 13, 2018 5:53AM ET
At least one person has died of cholera in the central lakeshore district of Salima in Malawi, barely a month after Health Ministry declared the country free of the disease.
Measles outbreaks across England
Measles outbreaks across EnglandWednesday June 13, 2018 5:23AM ET
Public Health England is advising the public to ensure they have had 2 doses of MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are confirmed across England.
Implantable device delivers drugs straight to the heart
TherepiTuesday June 12, 2018 6:26AM ET
An international team of researchers, led by Harvard University, have developed a refillable, implantable device, which sits directly on the heart and can deliver drugs and other therapies to treat the aftereffects of a heart attack.
'Surgery in a pill' new potential treatment for diabetes
treatment for diabetesTuesday June 12, 2018 5:06AM ET
Over the last decade, bariatric surgeons have made strides in performing weight loss surgery that not only reverses obesity but can also reverse type 2 diabetes in patients with both conditions.
Scientists unravel secrets of superagers
superagerMonday June 11, 2018 8:30AM ET
“Superagers” have long puzzled scientists, but now researchers say they are unpicking why some people live beyond 80 – and still appear to be in fine fettle, with cognitive capacities on a par with adults decades younger.
New test reliably predicts risk of preterm birth
risk of preterm birthMonday June 11, 2018 5:31AM ET
Scientists at UCSF have developed a test to predict a woman’s risk of preterm birth when she is between 15 and 20 weeks pregnant, which may enable doctors to treat them early and thereby prevent severe complications later in the pregnancy.
Romania sees 200 new cases per week in measles outbreak
measles RomaniaSaturday June 9, 2018 5:36AM ET
An outbreak of measles has killed dozens of infants and children in Romania, with 200 new cases reported each week.
U.S. suicide rates up 25 percent, guns most common method
suicide rates increasedFriday June 8, 2018 6:18AM ET
Suicide rates across the United States increased 25 percent between 1999 and 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed in an alarming report.
Black, Hispanic people may be more likely to have second hemorrhagic stroke than whites
Hemorrhagic strokeFriday June 8, 2018 5:25AM ET
Black and Hispanic people may be more likely to have another intracerebral hemorrhage, or a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain, than white people, according to a study published in the June 6, 2018, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
500 dengue fever cases recorded in Thailand
dengue fever ThailandFriday June 8, 2018 3:57AM ET
About 500 dengue fever cases have been recorded in northeastern Thailand by Tuesday, Thailand's disease control department said on Wednesday.
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