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Southern Health NHS Trust ‘paid millions’ to Katrina Percy’s associates

Southern Health NHS Trust ‘paid millions’ to Katrina Percy’s associates

Image caption Chief executive Katrina Percy has come under pressure to resign A troubled NHS trust has paid millions of pounds to companies owned by previous associates of its embattled…

Sweden to investigate sex lives

Sweden to investigate sex lives

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sweden says romance should be part of the debate about sexual health Sweden is launching a three-year official study of its citizens’ sex lives –…

Florida reports evidence of local Zika transmission

ORLANDO, Fla. Four people in Miami likely contracted Zika locally through mosquito bites, Florida’s governor said on Friday, the first evidence that the virus tied to a rare but serious…

WHO chief going to the Olympics, says Zika risk low

BEIJING The risk of Zika virus infections at the Olympic Games is both low and manageable, the chief of the World Health Organization said on Friday, a week before the…

U.N. supports ‘brelfies’ to encourage breastfeeding

GENEVA If you’re hesitating about sending a brelfie, the United Nations says go for it. A social media trend of mothers sharing “brelfies” – pictures of themselves breastfeeding – is…

Lasting brain changes seen in college athletes after concussion

(Reuters Health) – The brain may show signs of concussion for months or years after the injury occurred, according to a Canadian study of college athletes. Using advanced MRI scans,…

Okra: Health Benefits and Nutritional Information

Okra: Health Benefits and Nutritional Information

Okra is a warm-season vegetable popular in the southern United States, parts of Africa and the Middle East, the Caribbean, and South America. The small green…

FDA takes steps to protect blood supply in Florida amid Zika probe

CHICAGO The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered all blood collection centers in Florida’s Miami-Dade and Broward counties to stop collecting blood as state health department officials continue to…

Antibiotic resistance: ‘Snot wars’ study yields new class of drugs

Antibiotic resistance: ‘Snot wars’ study yields new class of drugs

Image copyright Thinkstock A new class of antibiotics has been discovered by analysing the bacterial warfare taking place up people’s noses, scientists report. Tests reported in the journal Nature found…

Hour’s activity ‘offsets sedentary day’

Hour’s activity ‘offsets sedentary day’

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Office workers are advised to take regular breaks from their desks An hour’s “brisk exercise” each day offsets the risks of early death linked to…