Thursday, 07 December 2017

Health

12/03/2017 - 22:57

Scarlet fever hit its highest level in England for 50 years, with more than 17,000 cases reported in 2016 - research in the Lancet shows.

The disease has been on the rise since 2014, but experts have so far failed to find a reason for the recent increase.

12/03/2017 - 22:54

The Philippines has launched an investigation into the immunisation of 730,000 children with a dengue vaccine that could pose health risks.

Last week French drug company Sanofi announced their vaccine could worsen the potentially deadly disease in people not previously infected.

11/30/2017 - 00:47

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis (right), Leader of the Opposition Philip Davis (centre), and Speaker of the House of Assembly Halson Moultrie (left) are pictured in attendance at the Memorial Service for 'Godfather of Bahamian Music,' Prince Ronald "Ronnie" Butler, MBE at William Johnson Auditorium of the Church of God, Joe Farrington Road, Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

11/26/2017 - 23:17

The health watchdog NICE is to recommend that vaginal mesh operations should be banned from treating organ prolapse in England, the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire show has learned.

Draft guidelines from NICE say the implants should only be used for research - and not routine operations.

11/25/2017 - 06:47

Women are being advised to sleep on their side in the last three months of pregnancy to help prevent stillbirth. A study of just over 1,000 women found the risk doubles if women go to sleep on their backs in the third trimester.

The study looked into 291 pregnancies that ended in stillbirth and 735 women who had a live birth.

11/25/2017 - 06:40

Confronting an avatar on a computer screen helped patients hearing voices to cope better with hallucinations, a UK trial has found.

Patients who received this therapy became less distressed and heard voices less often compared with those who had counselling instead.

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