Health News

HPV vaccine offered to men who have sex with men in England

Men who have sex with men are to be offered the (human papilloma virus) HPV vaccination in England. The programme ...
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Wa West is a ‘zoo’ of diseases – District Health Director

The Wa West District Director of the Ghana Health Service has described the district as “a zoo of many diseases” ...
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First monkey clones created in Chinese laboratory

Two monkeys have been cloned using the technique that produced Dolly the sheep. Identical long-tailed macaques Zhong Zhong and Hua ...
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Blood test finds toxic Alzheimer’s proteins

Scientists in Japan and Australia have developed a blood test that can detect the build-up of toxic proteins linked to ...
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Man ruptures throat by stifling a sneeze

Stifling a sneeze by clamping your nose and mouth shut can cause serious physical damage, doctors are warning. Medics in ...
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Scientists discover how giardia parasite makes you ill

It is a stomach bug known to afflict some backpackers with bouts of uncomfortable diarrhoea. Now scientists say they have ...
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Forget Ebola, Sars and Zika: ticks are the next global health threat

Since the beginning of our species we have been at war. It’s a continuous, neverending fight against the smallest of ...
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One cigarette a day ‘increases heart disease and stroke risk’

Smokers need to quit cigarettes rather than cut back on them to significantly lower their risk of heart disease and ...
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Ghana adopts ‘Community Scorecard’ health monitoring system

Ghana can now boast of a transparent health monitoring mechanism, following the adoption of the Community Scorecard (CSC). The CSC, ...
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