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A new zest for life
...sily identified and treated. Known medically as sub
clinical hypothyroidism, it is characterised by a shortage of the hormone thyroxine and often precedes an underactive thyroid. It affects up to 16% of women and 6% of men, becoming more prevalent with age. The research has shown that treatment ...
Circumcision for prevention of HIV: new analysis demonstrates cost-effectiveness
...Africa, which concluded that male circumcision can sub
stantially reduce the risk of becoming infected with HIV, have now studied the economic aspects of this approach to preventing HIV/AIDS. Their new research, published in PLoS Medicine, suggests that circumcision could reduce the cost of health care i...
Waterborne infectious diseases could soon be consigned to history, says expert
...oundation. The project aims to assist countries in sub
Saharan Africa to control schistosomiasis and intestinal helminths. ...
Report reveals high rate of heart attack amongst ethnic minorities in Scotland
...are found amongst men and women born in the Indian sub
continent. Reasons for this are believed to include generally poorer socio-economic status, environmental factors, barriers to accessing health services, genetic factors and the effects of racism. Raj Bhopal, leader of the project and Professor of Pu...
Anti-malaria drug combination could help address treatment crisis in Africa
...mplicated, twice-daily, three-day regimen might be sub
optimal and could reduce the effectiveness of the drug combination. The investigators compared the effectiveness and safety of the drug combination in patients who had all their doses supervised with fatty food intake and in patients who only had the...