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(Medical Xpress)—Scientists investigate whether food addiction should be classed as a mental disorder.
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Tiny strands of RNA affect how our cells burn fat and sugar—a finding that gives biologists a place to start in the quest for therapies to treat obesity and related health problems, said scientists at ...
Medical research Sep 06, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Each year, nearly 2 million people die from tuberculosis – a treatable disease that has been brought under control in the United States, but continues to ravage other parts of the world. This health inequity should prompt ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
The United Nations appealed Wednesday for $2 million (1.6 million euros) to fight an epidemic of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has killed 14 people.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The number of people with Ebola, a rare haemorrhagic disease, in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo has tripled since mid-August, the World Health Organisation said Tuesday, after 14 patients died in two weeks.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Between 2000 and 2008, the proportion of HIV-infected patients in the U.S. receiving effective treatment known as highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) increased, and HIV-infected patients appeared to be less infectious ...
HIV & AIDS Sep 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A cholera epidemic in Sierra Leone which was declared a national emergency in mid-August has claimed 244 lives and affected 14,521 people, said a statement from a special cholera task force Monday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes are no longer just a problem in wealthy nations – the rate of NCDs in low-to-middle income countries are increasing faster than in developed countries.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
When Thomas Edison tested the first light bulb in 1879, he could never have imagined that his invention could one day contribute to a global obesity epidemic. Electric light allows us to work, rest and play at all hours of ...
Medical research Aug 29, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Legionnaire's disease, which hit Quebec in mid-July, has infected 65 people and killed six, health authorities of the French-speaking Canadian province said.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—As if the physical woes that accompany obesity aren't bad enough, many obese Americans say they face discrimination and stigma because of their weight, a new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll f ...
Health Aug 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Researchers at the University of Leicester have announced that the UK's first operation to tackle heart failure (HF) with a novel nerve-stimulating device will be performed today (Thursday August 23) at Glenfield ...
Cardiology Aug 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The global "epidemic" of one type of gullet cancer (adenocarcinoma) seems to have started in the UK during the 1950s, sparked by some as yet unknown, but common, factor, suggests research published online in Gut.
Cancer Aug 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Thirty years into the HIV epidemic, many people who are at high risk of HIV infection cannot or will not adopt safer sexual practices, such as abstinence and condom use. This means there is room in the market for alternative ...
HIV & AIDS Aug 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- Roughly one-third of adults in 12 states are obese, with Mississippi topping the list at 34.9 percent, according to a new analysis of U.S. figures.
Overweight and Obesity Aug 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0