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Nestle says chairman sick but will continue duties

Geneva - Swiss food giant Nestle said on Friday that its chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe has been diagnosed with an illness requiring six months of medical care, but that he would continue his duties.
In the Media by AFP

Researchers fret over high cholesterol in US kids

Washington - A third of US children tested for cholesterol have borderline or high levels, placing them at higher risk of cardiovascular disease as adults, says a study out Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Hospital infections kill 200 daily in US

Washington - People who are hospitalized in the United States risk acquiring healthcare-associated infections, which kill 75,000 patients per year, US health authorities said Wednesday.Many bacterial infections -- which can lead to serious complications from pneumo...
In the Media by AFP

Mysterious paralyzing illness in California

Los Angeles - Scientists in California have identified strange and unexplained cases of polio-like paralysis in children. The patients experienced weakness and paralysis, which sometimes followed respiratory symptoms.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Older fathers linked to children with psychiatric problems

Whilst complications that can occur in children of older mothers is well-recognized, older fathers can also pose a risk. Older dads may have children with higher risk of psychiatric disorders, according to a study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

US panel debates three-parent embryos

Washington - A US advisory board on Wednesday debated a controversial new technique that would use DNA from three people to produce embryos free of a particular type of hereditary disease.The panel, which provides independent advice to the US Food and Drug Administ...
In the Media by Jean-Louis Santini (AFP)

Inspiring memoir on the social impact of a heart attack

In an interesting new book, Thomas Larson provides an intimate and moving view of how heart disease affects a relationship. In the book he discusses the impact of his illness on his wife and how she has helped him on the path to recovery.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Amazon working conditions may cause 'mental and physical illness'

Swansea - Just as the selling season begins to heat up, BBC Panorama send an undercover investigator into a UK Amazon warehouse and discover conditions that could cause "mental and physical illness." Amazon respond with, safety is its "number one priority."
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 4 comments

Anti-fungal agent can trigger flu

A common fungus-fighting drug, used to treat people who are already sick, increases the susceptibility to flu, according to studies carried out using mice.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Cause of Warburg Micro Syndrome identified

Warburg Micro syndrome is a rare genetic disease characterized by eye, brain and endocrine abnormalities. Scientists report that they have discovered the cause of the disease.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment
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