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A U.S. group with the goal of preventing suicide says it is focusing on three high-risk groups, including the military and young gays and lesbians...In the coming months, the Action Alliance will determine how to address suicide risk in other
Lewis Whyld/PA The Health Protection Agency has confirmed H1N1 swine flu is the dominant strain of the virus this year and that 10 people in the UK have died from it in recent weeks. Doctors have urged those most at risk to visit their GP to receive
Stuart Bradford Are lung cancer scans really ready for prime time? News that annual CT lung scans can reduce the risk of lung cancer death among former and current heavy smokers was celebrated by national heath officials this month. A major
November 15, 2010 1,283 children were covered The Chennai Corporation on Sunday conducted an immunisation drive for children of migrant workers in various parts of the city. According to corporation officials, a total of 1,283 children were covered
The study by the UK government's former chief medical officer Sir Liam Donaldson found that a fifth of children who died of the disease during last winter's outbreak were previously healthy. The swine flu death toll for children was greater than that
A new study has questioned the efficiency of a method that is being widely used to predict risk of major heart problems as it is likely to over or underestimate the risk for millions of Americans. The method in question is the simplified version of
Newswise Scientists at the University of Kentucky's College of Medicine have identified changes in the brains of normal individuals at high risk for Alzheimer's disease that could prove important for early detection of the disease.
Only 10,000 people from the high-risk group have been vaccinated against Influenza A(H1N1). This is despite the Health Ministry ordering some 400,000 doses of the vaccine and making it available at 104 of its facilities nationwide. Minister Datuk
The finding comes from research that included a high-risk group of 13 girls, aged 10 to 14, who were not depressed but had mothers who experienced recurrent depression and a low-risk group of 13 girls with no personal or family history of depression.
Cocaine use by Irish people is causing sudden cardiac death, Dr Brian Maurer, medical director of the Irish Heart Foundation has warned. He said it is also responsible for an alarming rise in hospital emergency admissions for serious heart attacks.