Gerontology & Geriatrics

Trends in hospital deaths reported

In many countries, the proportion of people dying in hospital has been decreasing for years. Until now, this was thought to apply to all age groups. A new study now draws attention to disturbing exceptions.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cholera 'stabilising' DR Congo capital: MSF

A cholera outbreak in the DR Congo capital Kinshasa is stabilising and moving in a downward trend, the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Wednesday.

Overweight & Obesity

Why is Europe so fat? Questions and Answers

World Health Organization research published Wednesday contends that Europe is getting fatter every year, and heading for an obesity crisis.

Neuroscience

Few operations for epilepsy despite their safety and efficacy

A study at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, has found that epilepsy surgery is a safe, effective and low-risk procedure. Nevertheless, few Swedes have the operation, and those who are interested may have to ...

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