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Carbonated drinks linked with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest of cardiac origin

Carbonated drinks linked with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest of cardiac origin

Carbonated beverages are associated with out-of-hospital cardiac arrests of cardiac origin, according to results from the All-Japan Utstein Registry presented for the first time today at ESC Congress. The study…

Meningitis jabs start for UK babies

Meningitis jabs start for UK babies

A new programme to vaccinate all newborn babies against meningitis B has started in the UK – the first scheme of its kind in the world. The Men B vaccine…

NHS funds spent on ‘patient treats’

NHS funds spent on ‘patient treats’

Image caption Massage was one of the uses for the personal budget… Thousands of pounds from NHS “personal health budgets” are spent on “treats” such as holidays and clothes, a…

New insecticide method ‘100% effective’

New insecticide method ‘100% effective’

Image caption The researchers say the new coating kills some of the most insecticide-resistant mosquitoes A new method of applying insecticide to netting has proved 100% effective against some strains…

Valeant gets right to develop AstraZeneca’s psoriasis drug

Canada’s Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc said it has been granted an exclusive license by AstraZeneca Plc to develop and commercialize its late-stage experimental psoriasis drug brodalumab. The arrangement excludes Japan…

Coerced sterilization of Canadian indigenous women in 70s widespread: researcher

TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The coercive sterilization of indigenous women in Canadian health centers during the 1970s was more widespread than previously believed, with impoverished communities in the north…

Legionnaires’ outbreak leaves 4 dead at Illinois veterans home: newspaper

An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease has left four people dead among 29 sickened at Illinois Veterans’ Home at Quincy, the Quincy Herald-Whig newspaper reported on Monday. The outbreak in Quincy,…

Daily pot smoking on U.S. college campuses at 35-year high: study

The number of U.S. college students smoking marijuana every day or nearly every day is greater than it has been in 35 years, according to a study released on Tuesday.…

Regulations may make kids’ fast food meals healthier

(Reuters Health) – Regulating fast food kids’ meals that include toys may end up making the meals healthier, according to a new study. If a proposed new policy in New…