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Zika infection: just the beginning?
February 9, 2016 1:00 am

Zika infection: just the beginning?

Declared earlier this month by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a public health emergency of international concern, the Zika virus infection has been the subject of near-hysterical headlines because of its rapid spread and for its suspected...

When is a hip replacement necessary?
February 2, 2016 1:00 am

When is a hip replacement necessary?

Diseases of the hip can cause more severe pain than osteoarthritis in other parts of the body.

Prenatal diagnosis
January 26, 2016 1:00 am

Prenatal diagnosis

There are many reasons behind the ever-decreasing size of families and economic and social factors probably play the biggest role.

The fight against thalassaemia
January 19, 2016 1:00 am

The fight against thalassaemia

A genetic or inherited blood disorder that affects both men and women and can be passed from parents to children through genes, thalassaemia is a blood disorder in which the body makes an abnormal form of haemoglobin.

Helping the needy
January 12, 2016 1:00 am

Helping the needy

A Slovakian railway gives jobs and magnificent uniforms to the homeless

2016: the year of the dengue vaccine
January 5, 2016 1:00 am

2016: the year of the dengue vaccine

Considered the most important mosquito-borne viral disease, dengue today affects at least 50 to 100 million people every year, with about one per cent or 500,000 of those affected suffering from potentially deadly haemorrhagic manifestations.

Make a real New Year’s resolution: Restart your diet plan
December 29, 2015 1:00 am

Make a real New Year’s resolution: Restart your diet plan

The holidays are coming and with them the inevitable New Year resolutions. That means it’s time to have another shot at your goals, especially if you failed to stick to them last year.

Back pain
December 22, 2015 1:00 am

Back pain

About 80 per cent people will experience back pain at some point in their lives.

Be a part of life
December 17, 2015 1:00 am

Be a part of life

A brand new Thai crowdfunding initiative serves up a wealth of worthy projects

Bitter sweet
December 15, 2015 1:00 am

Bitter sweet

The health-damaging aftertaste of sugar and artificial sweeteners