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Disease Articles


Action needed to save lives in Somalia

12th May 2017

Ongoing drought in Somalia has plunged country further towards famine, warn the World Health Organisation.

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Watch out for insect bites

7th July 2015

An expert has warned people who spend lots of time outside need to be careful about disease-carrying insects this summer.

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Serious risk of disease after Nepal earthquake

5th May 2015

Aid agencies warn of risk of serious outbreaks of disease in the aftermath of Nepal earthquake.

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More screening for newborn babies

5th January 2015

Newborn babies to be screened for more debilitating genetic diseases across England.

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Syria disease threat warns WHO

5th June 2013

WHO warns of increased risk of disease epidemics in Syria as summer approaches.

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How to recognise early signs of chronic kidney disease

7th December 2012

Chronic kidney disease affects between 6% and 7% of the population.

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Guide to flossing teeth

7th November 2012

Dentists say flossing is even more important than brushing your teeth when it come to preventing gum disease.

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Snake venom could be source for new drugs

19th September 2012

Researchers say venomous reptiles may be a good source for new drugs for human diseases.

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Infection danger posed by cats

5th September 2012

Figures show around 350,000 people a year become infected with toxoplasmosis.

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Pilot scheme to test babies for more inherited diseases

10th April 2012

From July, NHS to screen half of UK-born babies for five more rare disorders.

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