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Philippines declares national alert after 456 die from dengue fever

Philippines declares national alert after 456 die from dengue fever

Health authorities in the Philippines have declared a “national dengue alert” after a spike in cases of the viral disease which has left more than 450 people dead since January. Around 100,000 dengue cases were reported across the Philippines in the first six months of 2019, an increase of 85% on the same period last…MORE

Scientists have found that anorexia is linked to metabolism

Scientists have found that anorexia is linked to metabolism

The way we treat anorexia may be changing, thanks to a new study linking the illness to metabolism. The study, published Monday in the journal Nature Genetics, examined the DNA of almost 17,000 people with anorexia nervosa and 55,000 healthy control subjects. Researchers identified eight genetic markers that correlate the illness, commonly called anorexia, to…MORE

Oklahoma and Johnson & Johnson spar as historic opioid trial comes to a close

Oklahoma and Johnson & Johnson spar as historic opioid trial comes to a close

The state of Oklahoma and Johnson & Johnson sparred over who should take responsibility for the state’s opioid crisis in explosive closing arguments on Monday that marked the end of a historic trial. The lawsuit at the heart of the trial accuses Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries of creating a “public nuisance” and costing…MORE

Early humans breastfed their young for a year, study says

Early humans breastfed their young for a year, study says

Three million years ago, Australopithecus africanus was one of the first human ancestor species to live across the southern African grasslands and forests. A new study of fossil teeth suggests that like modern humans, they breastfed their babies for up to a year after they were born. The fossil of Lucy is the best known…MORE

Adults who vape are more likely to quit cigarettes, study finds

Adults who vape are more likely to quit cigarettes, study finds

Adult smokers who vape are more likely to quit using cigarettes, according to a study released Monday. But e-cigarettes also increase the risk of relapse in some former smokers, the researchers found. “This study is the first to point out that even if smokers may succeed in stopping smoking with the aid of electronic cigarettes,…MORE

Ebola: DR Congo confirms first case in city of Goma on border with Rwanda

Ebola: DR Congo confirms first case in city of Goma on border with Rwanda

The Ebola virus has reached the Congolese city of Goma, a major transit hub that is home to more than 1 million people on the Rwandan border. The case, which was confirmed Sunday by the country’s Ministry of Health, has raised fears that the virus could make its way across the porous border into still-uninfected…MORE