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May 16th, 2018 Antibiotics are the main cause of life-threatening allergic reactions during surgery, according to a Royal College of Anaesthetistsreport. More patients are claiming to be allergic to penicillin — although up to 90% of these are in fact not...

May 2nd, 2018 The British baby Alfie Evans has died, bringing into the spotlight a host of legal and ethical issues around the treatment of patients in a semi-vegetative state on life support. It also has placed hospitals and their staff at the epicentre of...

May 2nd, 2018 Use of certain anticholinergic drugs – that help to control involuntary muscle movements for conditions such as Parkinson’s disease – is associated with an increased risk of dementia, finds a UK study. The study is the largest of its kind to...

April 25th, 2018 Doctors in North West Province have broken their silence over the ongoing health crisis in the province, calling for urgent intervention to resolve the impasse which is placing millions of lives at risk. Meanwhile, the army has been deployed to end...

April 25th, 2018 The worldwide resurgence of malaria, which kills half a million people a year, has sparked philanthropists, business leaders and ministers from donor and malaria-affected countries to pledge $4.1bn to drive research and innovation and improve access...

April 11th, 2018 A sudden substantial financial loss in middle-age or older people, is associated with an up to 50% higher risk of death, found a US study. The Northwestern Medicine and University of Michigan study found that when people lose 75% or more of their...
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