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2010-09-17 13:40:56

Health experts will today call for a greater prioritization and targeting of aid to save the lives of mothers, newborns, and children in poor countries.

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2010-08-11 11:25:00

Colder weather caused by global climate change could lead to more heart attacks than ever before, according to a new study published Tuesday in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

2010-04-21 14:40:45

The largest ever trial of fish oil supplements has found no evidence that they offer benefits for cognitive function in older people.

2010-04-19 13:41:34

Scientists investigating ovale malaria, a form of the disease thought to be caused by a single species of parasite, have confirmed that the parasite is actually two similar but distinct species which do not reproduce with each other.

2010-01-19 17:53:05

Recruiters from the British Regular Army visit London's poorest schools most often, new research from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine shows.

2009-12-11 14:22:09

20 mph traffic speed zones reduce casualties by 41.9% with the greatest reduction in child casualties.

2009-10-15 12:10:51

People are more likely to wash their hands when they have been shamed into it, according to a study by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

2009-10-06 09:55:13

Over 90% of people with mental, neurological, and substance use (MNS) disorders in low and middle income countries go untreated, an inequity known as the mental health "treatment gap."

2009-07-08 11:25:39

Market crashes could lead to rises in homicides and suicides, unless governments invest in labour market protections, according to a study published in today's Lancet.

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2008-08-11 10:10:00

Eating oily fish once a week may reduce age-related macular degeneration (AMD) which is the major cause of blindness and poor vision in adults in western countries and the third cause of global blindness, according to a study published August 9 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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