WHO warns against using artificial sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners, used to replace sugar in a vast range of products, do not help in losing weight and can have serious health effects, according to the World Health Organization.

Medical economics

Health worker shortages strongly linked to excess deaths

Shortages of health workers such as doctors, nurses and midwifery staff are strongly associated with higher death rates, especially for certain diseases such as neglected tropical diseases and malaria, pregnancy and birth ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

GERD increases risk for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) increases the risk for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), according to a study published online April 20 in the European Respiratory Journal.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers uncover new details on rare immune disease

In an 11-year study, researchers at the National Institutes of Health have further characterized idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia (ICL), a rare immune deficiency that leaves people vulnerable to infectious diseases, autoimmune ...

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