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13
Jul

Iron deficiency may raise heart disease risk

Recent research suggests that iron may have a protective effect against heart disease. These promising findings could pave the way for new treatments. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death among people in the United States, responsible for approximately 610,000 deaths each year. A team of researchers from Imperial College London and University College London,

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11
Jul

Zika on Tech Companies Radar

Firms such as Microsoft are forming partnerships with public health officials to test new high-tech tools in the war against Zika. CHICAGO (Reuters) – American technology companies are bringing automation and robotics to the age-old task of battling mosquitoes in a bid to halt the spread of Zika and other mosquito-borne maladies worldwide. Firms including

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19
Jun

Early childhood development essential to helping more children

249 million children under five are at risk of not reaching developmental potential, implementing low-cost interventions could reverse this trend An estimated 43 percent—249 million—of children under five in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) are at an elevated risk of poor development due to extreme poverty and stunting, according to findings from The Lancet’s new Series,

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15
Jun

Humanitarian medicine is more than a technical exercise

What a sad indictment of our times that the Turkey Hub of the Health Cluster, a UN-activated humanitarian health coordination body, has begun to calculate the confirmed number of attacks against hospitals in Syria. Mohamed Elamein and colleagues, as part of the Lancet Series on health in humanitarian crises, present evidence on the use of the Monitoring

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