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  • Norovirus strikes shelters for California wildfire evacuees

    Added On : 19th November 2018

    Evacuees who fled the Camp Fire in California are facing norovirus outbreaks in shelters. The Butte County Public Health Department said that 145 people have been sick with vomiting and/or diarrhea since the shelters opened to evacuees and 41 people were experiencing symptoms at four different shelters as of Wednesday evening.

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  • Diabetes: A ‘ticking time bomb’ for Saudi Arabia

    Added On : 18th November 2018

    Saudi Arabia has an 18.5 percent prevalence rate in the adult population, which ranks the country among the top 10 in the world with the highest prevalence of diabetes. (SPA)

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  • Coronary calcium screening better predicts heart disease risk, research finds

    Added On : 15th November 2018

    Last year, President Donald Trump's doctors screened him for heart disease using a test unfamiliar to many Americans. Now, research shows that that test, either alone or combined with other evaluation methods, is better at predicting whether a symptomatic patient required heart surgery than the standard evaluation

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  • Fat-clogged cells explain why obesity can cause cancer

    Added On : 14th November 2018

    A new discovery could explain why obese people are more likely to develop cancer, scientists say

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  • Pneumonia to kill nearly 11 mn children by 2030, study warns

    Added On : 13th November 2018

    Pneumonia, an inflammatory infection of the lungs that may be contracted via viral or bacteria infection, is treatable if caught early enough and the patient’s immune system isn’t compromised. 

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  • 'Remarkable' decline in fertility rates

    Added On : 12th November 2018

    There has been a remarkable global decline in the number of children women are having, say researchers.

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  • Death toll tops 200 in DR Congo Ebola outbreak

    Added On : 11th November 2018

    A Congolese health worker administers Ebola vaccine to a woman who had contact with an Ebola sufferer in the village of Mangina in North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, August 18, 2018

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  • Glowing chemical 'could aid brain cancer surgery

    Added On : 8th November 2018

    A chemical that makes brain tumours glow pink could help surgeons to remove the cancer safely, a trial suggests

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  • ‘Morning people’ have lower breast cancer risk

    Added On : 7th November 2018

    Women whose body clocks mean they are "morning people" have a lower risk of developing breast cancer, say UK researchers.

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  • Global skin cancer deaths rising for men, but not women, study says

    Added On : 6th November 2018

    Global skin cancer deaths rising for men, but not women, study says

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