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2011-12-19 11:40:59

The link between malaria and salmonella infections has been explained for the first time, opening the way to more effective treatments.

2011-12-07 11:28:30

Up to three quarters of elderly people in parts of India have vitamin C deficiency.

2011-11-09 10:41:58

"Long, dark nights are with us now that the clocks have gone back, but they may be held at bay in future years after new research led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine suggests that moving the clock forward all year round could be good for health.".

2011-10-31 10:36:51

The results of a large-scale community-randomized trial presented at the 42nd World Conference on Lung Health in Lille, France today show that the Zambia-South Africa TB and AIDS Reduction (ZAMSTAR) project reduced the prevalence of tuberculosis by 22%.

UK Survey Reveals Cell Phones Are Contaminated
2011-10-14 10:19:53

New research has found that one in six British mobile phones is contaminated with traces of E. coli bacteria because people all too often go without washing their hands.

2011-09-02 12:12:57

According to Dr Ian Roberts, Head of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Injury Control at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the recent episode ("Big Lies, Small Lies") seriously misrepresents the scientific evidence.

2011-07-01 12:58:28

New research has suggested that tranexamic acid has the potential to prevent people dying from head injuries.

2011-05-10 14:55:53

Major progress has been made in reducing the burden of infectious diseases in Brazil as part of a "remarkable" success story for health in the South American country.

2011-05-04 13:16:11

How much would you pay for an extra year of healthy life?

2011-03-25 11:21:01

A study published today provides a new perspective on the Great Depression of the 1930s.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.