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Researchers Say Sunlight May Curb Spread Of Chickenpox
2011-12-20 06:02:16

According to a study published this week by scientists at the University of London, children who soak up more rays from the sun may actually be less likely to spread the virus associated with chickenpox.

2011-12-14 10:20:27

More than one baby in every 50 is born with a birth defect (congenital anomaly).

2011-12-07 22:10:53

New research by psychologists at Queen Mary, University of London has revealed that the way we see the world might depend on reflexes in the brain.

2011-11-29 16:52:54

New research from Queen Mary, University of London suggests that many cases of diabetes could be prevented by making use of existing prediction tools.

2011-11-04 23:10:00

GP receptionists play a major and important role in ensuring that patients get the correct treatments when they need them.

2011-11-02 08:50:52

A study published today in The Lancet shows how a do-it-yourself screen for cervical cancer could help prevent the disease in thousands of women who, for a number of reasons, cannot have a smear test.

2011-10-27 22:03:50

Normal bacteria which live in our mouths provide the catalyst for the development of gum disease, a debilitating condition which leads to painful gums and the loosening of teeth.

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.

2011-10-14 09:57:11

The current ultrasound test to diagnose miscarriage in early pregnancy is based on limited evidence, raising questions about its reliability.

2011-10-10 09:15:38

Research which claims to show that the introduction of patient choice in the NHS reduced deaths from heart attacks is flawed and misleading.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.