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‘Hundreds’ of young in old people’s homes

‘Hundreds’ of young in old people’s homes

Image caption Romana was placed in a care home after suffering a brain haemorrhage at 23 Younger people with neurological conditions are being cared for in old people’s homes, according…

Rise in wellbeing found in late 60s

Rise in wellbeing found in late 60s

Image copyright Thinkstock The wellbeing of people in their 60s increases as they reach the age of 70, according to a national survey. That is despite many people in the…

Survey on nation’s future health needs

Survey on nation’s future health needs

Image copyright Thinkstock People in Wales are being asked to take part in a confidential online survey to help plan health needs. The HealthWise Wales project, described as the first…

Climate information may be key weapon in fight against Zika spread

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – In the Caribbean island state of Barbados, rainwater collection has been promoted as a way to boost scarce supplies of fresh water. But there’s a…

Turmeric: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Turmeric: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Turmeric is a perennial plant of the ginger family, native to southwest India. Turmeric is commonly consumed in powder form and used as a spice. To…

Omega-3s could lower breast cancer risk in obese women, study suggests

Omega-3s could lower breast cancer risk in obese women, study suggests

A new study has suggested that obese women could experience a reduction in the risk of breast cancer through the administration of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation…

Virtual reality ‘heroin cave’ aimed at helping addicts kick habit

HOUSTON Addicts in a new study at the University of Houston will strap on virtual reality headsets and navigate a “heroin cave” to help them try and kick their addictions.…

Scottish nurse, who suffered from Ebola, discharged from hospital

LONDON A Scottish nurse, who recovered from Ebola but then suffered life-threatening complications from the virus persisting in her brain, was discharged from hospital in London on Sunday. The Royal…

France says detects first sexually transmitted Zika case

PARIS France has detected its first sexually transmitted case of Zika in a woman whose partner had traveled to Brazil, the epicenter of an outbreak of the virus, a senior…

China says to speed up approvals for some drugs

SHANGHAI China’s drug regulator said it would accelerate approvals of new medicines, long a headache for pharmaceutical firms who complain it takes too long to get drugs to market. The…