Latest Medical Research Council Stories

2005-10-17 02:20:56

LONDON (Reuters) - British experts from the body that discovered the flu virus in 1933 will travel to southeast Asia to boost global cooperation on fighting bird flu and other new infections, the Medical Research Council said on Monday.

2005-10-03 09:20:00

People should cut their daily salt intake to 6 grams a day -- one heaped teaspoon -- to reduce their blood pressure levels and the risk of heart disease and stroke, health experts said on Monday.

2004-11-29 12:00:20

HEALTH experts yesterday condemned the "pitiful" levels of funding for research into lung disease, one of the UK's biggest killers. The British Thoracic Society (BTS) said nearly one in four deaths could be attributed to diseases of the lung, including lung cancer, emphysema, bronchitis and asthma.

Word of the Day
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.