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As Condom Use Declines In Gay Men, HIV Rates Climb
2013-02-18 16:02:08

A study commissioned by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) found a 26 percent rise in HIV infections from 1990 to 2010 in the proportion of men who have sex with men who did not use condoms.

Still No Evidence Cell Phones Cause Brain Tumors
2012-04-27 05:00:04

A safety review for the U.K.'s Health Protection Agency (HPA) said that there is no evidence that mobile phones are harmful to human health.

2012-02-09 11:47:23

A species of mosquito has been discovered breeding in the UK that has not been seen in the country since 1945.

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2010-12-12 07:50:00

Health officials said Saturday that the H1N1 swine flu virus has returned to Britain, leaving 10 people dead in the last six weeks.

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2010-09-15 12:35:00

Scientists in the UK say they devised a new test that diagnoses the presence of the tuberculosis bacterium in just an hour.

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2010-03-30 10:40:57

The sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea, which has become resistant to many different types of drugs, could be on the brink of evolving into a superbug.

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2010-03-02 12:45:00

British health authorities reported that a batch of heroin contaminated with anthrax was probably still circulating in Europe, posing a serious threat to drug users.

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2010-02-06 07:25:00

Health officials from Britain issued drug users an alert on Friday after a heroin user tested positive for the deadly anthrax infection.

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2009-05-28 15:04:00

Health authorities said on Thursday that British scientists have produced a strain of swine flu H1N1 flu virus that could be used for large scale production of a vaccine as early as October.

2009-02-17 02:00:00

LYON, France, February 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of sanofi-aventis Group (EURONEXT : SAN and NYSE : SNY), announced today that it is sponsoring a phase II clinical study of a vaccine against Clostridium difficile, which is among the most common causes of hospital-acquired infection in Europe and North America. The trial currently conducted in the United Kingdom is investigating the safety and efficacy of sanofi pasteur's C.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.