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  • New Study Estimates How Many Children in Europe Were Born From Adultery

    New Study Estimates How Many Children in Europe Were Born From Adultery

    (Credit: Tomsickova Tatyana/Shutterstock)A new study takes a look at the rates of extramarital childbirth in Europe over the past 500 years. This includes children born as the result of adultery — and, spoiler, it's much lower than you probably…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Nov 19, 10:30am -
  • Zoonoses: The Diseases Our Cats and Dogs Give Us

    Zoonoses: The Diseases Our Cats and Dogs Give Us

    (Credit: Gladskikh Tatiana/Shutterstock)Some of the biggest public health crises of the last few years can be traced back to animals. HIV got its start as a virus in monkeys, and Ebola probably jumped to humans from other primates or fruit bats.…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Nov 19, 12:02pm -
  • Why People In Ancient Times Didn't Get the Plague

    Why People In Ancient Times Didn't Get the Plague

    What happened to make plague able to cause devastating epidemics, as in this depiction from 1349? (Credit: Pierart dou Tielt/Wikimedia)One of civilization’s most prolific killers shadowed humans for thousands of years without their knowledge.…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Nov 19, 3:14pm -
  • Running for Less Than an Hour a Week Could Help You Live Longer

    Running for Less Than an Hour a Week Could Help You Live Longer

    Running just once a week could lead to a longer life, a new study finds. (Credit: Halfpoint/Shutterstock)Reluctant joggers, here’s some encouragement: Running even once a week has some benefits.According to a new study, running 50 minutes a…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Nov 19, 12:31pm -
  • Modern Apartments Have More Fungi Than a Jungle Hut

    Modern Apartments Have More Fungi Than a Jungle Hut

    Rural residences have less bacteria and fungi than their urban counterparts. (Credit: Elise Lefran/Shutterstock)Moving to the city might mean gaining some unexpected roommates. New research finds that urban dwellings host more fungi and bacteria…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Nov 19, 2:34pm -
  • No, Houseplants Won't Purify the Air in Your Home

    No, Houseplants Won't Purify the Air in Your Home

    Your houseplants look nice, and they might even make you happier, but they're unlikely to clean the air. (Credit: Anatolii Mikhailov/Shutterstock)If you go for a walk in the forest, the air feels fresh. People often attribute that to trees' and p…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Nov 19, 1:39pm -
  • How to Stay Fit As You Age — Into Your 60s and Beyond

    How to Stay Fit As You Age — Into Your 60s and Beyond

    (Credit: Alex Brylov/Shutterstock)Ageing is inevitable and is influenced by many things – but keeping active can slow aging and increase life expectancy. Evidence shows that ageing alone is not a cause of major problems until you are in your mi…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Nov 19, 2:05pm -
  • How This Bacterial Toxin Kills Antibiotic-Resistant Pathogens Like MRSA

    How This Bacterial Toxin Kills Antibiotic-Resistant Pathogens Like MRSA

    Crystals of a lysozyme. Similar compounds could be used to kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria like MRSA. (Credit: Zanecrc/Wikimedia Commons)A new way to destroy MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant pathogen, might offer clues to alleviating the antibiot…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Nov 19, 3:05pm -
  • Measles Leaves Us Vulnerable to Infections Both Old and New, Study Finds

    Measles Leaves Us Vulnerable to Infections Both Old and New, Study Finds

    A measles infection can wipe our immune system's memory and even leave us weaker against new infections. (Credit: infohay/Shutterstock)As the number of measles cases rises in the U.S, research reveals a new way the disease can leave patients vuln…
    - 19 days ago, 31 Oct 19, 4:52pm -
  • Giving Your Kid Tiny Amounts of Peanuts Won't Erase Their Allergies

    Giving Your Kid Tiny Amounts of Peanuts Won't Erase Their Allergies

    Exposing children to small amounts of peanuts helps treat the symptoms of allergic reactions, but doesn't cure them. (Credit: PR Image Factory/Shutterstock)New research points to a potential wrinkle in a promising treatment for severe peanut alle…
    - 20 days ago, 30 Oct 19, 3:05pm -

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  • Haemochromatosis
    Hereditary haemochromatosis is now well recognized as an inherited disorder of iron loading that is entirely preventable if recognized early. Diagnosis is non-invasive – HFE genotyping principally for C282Y homozygosity – and treatment simple. Cl…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 19, 7:00pm -
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis
    Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a chronic, immune-mediated cholestatic liver disease caused by diffuse inflammation and fibrosis that can involve the entire biliary tree. The progressive pathological process obliterates intrahepatic and extra…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Nov 19, 7:00pm -
  • Gallstones
    Gallstone disease is one of the most common medical problems and presents to physicians and surgeons in many forms. This article discusses the cause of gallstones, their presentation and their management.
    - 13 days ago, 6 Nov 19, 7:00pm -
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    - 14 days ago, 5 Nov 19, 7:00pm -
  • Complications of cholestasis
    Cholestasis (impairment of, or reduction in, bile flow) can both predispose to the development of chronic liver disease and result in its own specific symptoms. The severity of cholestatic symptoms (which themselves often impair quality of life) is t…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Nov 19, 7:00pm -
  • IgG4-related disease
    Immunoglobulin (Ig) G4-related disease is an immune-mediated fibro-inflammatory condition that can involve virtually every organ system. Our knowledge and understanding of this condition has expanded rapidly over the last decade, with insights into a…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Nov 19, 7:00pm -
  • Liver and biliary disease in infancy
    Liver disease in infancy is a relatively rare but serious cause of morbidity and mortality. Since jaundice is a common finding in the neonatal period, the immediate priority is to differentiate between unconjugated hyperbilirubinaemia, which is gener…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Nov 19, 7:00pm -
  • Diagnosis and management of ascites and hepatorenal syndrome (acute kidney injury) in cirrhosis
    Ascites is the most common complication of cirrhosis and represents a watershed moment, with patients' median survival falling from >12 years for compensated cirrhosis to approximately 2 years. Treatment aims to reduce sodium intake and increase rena…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Nov 19, 7:00pm -
  • Primary biliary cholangitis
    Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a chronic autoimmune liver disease characterized by lymphocytic destruction of the small, intrahepatic bile ducts, causing chronic cholestasis and progressive fibrosis that eventually leads to biliary cirrhosis. I…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Nov 19, 7:00pm -
  • Acute liver failure: updates in pathogenesis and management
    Acute liver failure is a life-threatening illness precipitated by an acute liver injury in patients with no pre-existing liver disease. Acute viral hepatitis and drug-induced liver injury account for most cases, the clinical course characterized by t…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Nov 19, 7:00pm -
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  • newDoctors warn of danger of 'feather duvet lung'
    Medical team say people’s unexplained breathlessness could be down to bedding dustAs winter approaches it might be tempting to curl up under a thick feather duvet, but experts have warned it might lead to more than just warm toes.Doctors have repor…
    - 21 hours ago, 18 Nov 19, 6:30pm -
  • Heather Ashton obituary
    Psychopharmacologist who started a clinic for people addicted to tranquillisers and wrote a manual on how to quit them safelyOne day in the early 1980s a distressed patient went to see the doctor Heather Ashton at her pharmacology clinic in the Royal…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Nov 19, 12:28pm -
  • Rabies breakthrough offers fresh hope in battle against deadly virus
    New research raises hopes of oral vaccine for dogs, the chief source of transmission to humansResearchers have discovered a way to stop rabies from shutting down critical responses in the immune system, a breakthrough that could pave the way for new…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Nov 19, 4:00am -
  • Davina Wynne-Jones obituary
    My friend Davina Wynne-Jones has died a few weeks after celebrating her 70th birthday at Herbs for Healing, the field in Gloucestershire where she had her home and business, and where she created an Eden bursting with purpose and abundance, growing a…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Nov 19, 10:21am -
  • Two people diagnosed with pneumonic plague in China
    Authorities working to contain outbreak of disease that is worse than bubonic plagueTwo people in China have been diagnosed with plague, the latest cases of a disease more commonly associated with historical catastrophe.Plague is caused by the bacter…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Nov 19, 6:27am -
  • Air pollution nanoparticles linked to brain cancer for first time
    Exclusive: tiny particles produced by motor traffic can invade the brain and carry carcinogensNew research has linked air pollution nanoparticles to brain cancer for the first time.The ultra-fine particles (UFPs) are produced by fuel burning, particu…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Nov 19, 5:57am -
  • Flesh-eating infection caused by two microbe strains discovered by doctors
    Infection found in patient who required quadruple amputation after developing rare conditionDoctors have discovered an aggressive flesh-eating infection that spreads around the body when two strains of microbe combine to overcome the host’s defence…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Nov 19, 3:00pm -
  • Smoking may increase risk of mental health problems – study
    Researchers find link between tobacco cigarettes and depression and schizophreniaSmoking tobacco cigarettes could increase the risk of mental health problems such as depression and schizophrenia, research suggests.It has long been known that smoking…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Nov 19, 7:15pm -
  • Any amount of running reduces risk of early death, study finds
    Previous research suggested health benefits increased with greater volume of runningAny amount of running is good for you, according to research suggesting it is linked to a similar reduction in the risk of early death no matter how many hours you cl…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Nov 19, 6:30pm -
  • Some gut bacteria may increase bowel cancer risk, research suggests
    Study shows people with more Bacteroidales bacteria may have up to 15% more risk of diseaseBacteria in the gut might influence the chance of developing bowel cancer, research suggests, in the latest study to link human health to the microbes within.T…
    - 16 days ago, 3 Nov 19, 7:01pm -
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