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Mental health services to get £143m

Mental health services to get £143m

The government is to invest £143m improving children’s mental health services in England this year. The funding is part of a £1.25bn package of increased spending on children and adolescents’…

What happens to the body when you drink Coca-Cola?

What happens to the body when you drink Coca-Cola?

Sugary drinks are considered a major contributor to health conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay. But have you ever wondered exactly what these beverages do to…

Ebola vaccine results ‘remarkable’

Ebola vaccine results ‘remarkable’

A vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus has led to 100% protection and could transform the way Ebola is tackled, preliminary results suggest. There were no proven drugs or vaccines…

For seniors, sexual activity is linked to higher quality of life

(Reuters Health) – Older adults who value sexual activity and engage in it have better social lives and psychological well-being, according to a small study in Scotland Older adults said…

Vaccine success holds hope for end to deadly scourge of Ebola

LONDON/GENEVA The world is on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organization said on Friday, as a trial in Guinea found a vaccine…

Exercise during teens reaps long-term benefits for women, study shows

NEW YORK Playing team sports and exercising during adolescence can have long-lasting benefits for women and may even reduce their risk of dying from cancer and other causes later in…

WHO’s Chan says initial results from Ebola vaccine trial ‘promising’

GENEVA Initial results from an Ebola vaccine trial in Guinea are “exciting” and “promising” and suggest the shot could help bring an end to West Africa’s epidemic, World Health Organization…

Penn study questions presence in blood of heart-healthy molecules from fish oil supplements

Findings provide more data that fish oil supplements’ clear benefit is suspect The importance of a diet rich in fish oils – now a billion dollar food-supplement industry —…

HIV flushed out by cancer drug

HIV flushed out by cancer drug

HIV can be flushed out of its hiding places in the body using a cancer drug, researchers show. The cornerstone of treatment, anti-retroviral therapy, kills the virus in the bloodstream…

Mental health suffers most in major nuclear accidents, studies find

LONDON People caught up in a nuclear disaster are more likely to suffer severe psychological disorders such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder rather than any harm from radiation, scientists…

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