Sunday, 17 July, 2011, 13:55 ( 11:55 GMT )
Surgery to repair a birth defect known as spina bifida is best done in the womb rather than after the baby is born, the results of an eight-year US trial released Wednesday suggest.
The World Health Organisation is advising people engage in at least 150 minutes of "moderate" physical exercise a week to reduce the risk of breast and colon cancers, in new recommendations published Friday.
The number of deaths in a seasonal flu epidemic in Britain has more than doubled in the past week to 254, up from 112 last week, figures from the government's Health Protection Agency (HPA) showed on Thursday.
Medical researchers in Japan say they will start the world's first clinical studies of a radiation therapy using accelerator-based neutron beams to kill cancer cells.
A food crisis in Germany deepened Friday as around 4,700 farms were closed after tests showed animal feed was contaminated by a cancer-causing chemical, and officials said they suspected foul play.
Treating serious gum disease (Periodontitis) in diabetics can help to lower their blood sugar levels, a new study has found. Periodontal diseases may be classified as those infections which affect the bone holding the teeth in place, and the gums.
New research suggests that whole-fat dairy products -- generally shunned by health experts -- contain a fatty acid that may lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.
A new kind of experimental HIV medicine can halt one of the earliest stages of HIV infection and may lead in future to a novel class of drugs to fight other dangerous viruses, German scientists said on Wednesday.
Libyan patients can get medical treatment at private hospitals in Turkey.
According to the Associated Press, the British capital, London, is becoming undisputed Tuberculosis capital of Western Europe.
Tuberculosis (TB) continues to affect society's most vulnerable - those who live in abject poverty, are marginalized or economically and socially isolated.
The Joint UN Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) has said global efforts to halt and reverse the spread of the virus are showing welcome results. The agency also said in a report that the number of people newly infected was declining and AIDS-related deaths were also falling.
France's government Tuesday warned patients to see their doctor if they took a diabetes drug that is believed to have killed 500 people over three decades before it was banned a year ago.
Doctors in Spain are looking for a suitable match from a dead donor to carry out the world's first leg transplant, the health ministry said Tuesday.
On the eve of the 41st Union World Conference on Lung Health, being held in Berlin, Germany (11-15 November 2010), the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development (TB Alliance) celebrated its 10th anniversary bash by announcing the launch of the first clinical trial to test a novel tuberculosis regimen, which shows a promise to treat both drug-sensitive (DS-TB) and multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) with a single three-drug combination, reducing treatment duration of MDR-TB from 2 years to less than six months.
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