Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pakistan becomes first country to launch new typhoid vaccine

Pakistan has become the first country in the world to introduce a new typhoid vaccine, officials said Friday, as the country grapples with an ongoing outbreak of a drug-resistant strain of the potentially fatal disease.

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Dodgy patient treatment: It's not us, it's them, say the experts

Patients might not be getting the best advice about which treatments do or don't work, according to our study published today. We found professional societies are more likely to call out other health professionals for providing ...

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Truth telling about tobacco and nicotine

Debate among public health professionals over approaches to tobacco and nicotine regulation has intensified with the rise of vaping in the form of electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) and tobacco heat-not-burn products.

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Salt: how to cut back without losing that delicious flavour

One of the targets of the UK government's new health strategy is salt. Your body needs salt to function normally, but an excess leads to raised blood pressure and an increase in the risk of stroke and heart disease. Since ...

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