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Health

GLOBAL: Rethinking health assumptions

New research is challenging conventional medical wisdom, forcing health workers and governments in cash-strapped countries to confront new risks and rethink old ones. IRIN looks at what has been accepted as medical truths - until now.

The big five at AIDS 2010

"Rights Here, Right Now" is the theme of the 18th International AIDS Conference, also known as "AIDS 2010", opening on 18 July in Vienna, Austria. Around 25,000 policy-makers, programme implementers, scientists, community workers, activists and people...

Why High Heels Hurt Even After You Take Them Off

High heels may make your legs look longer and sexier, but now we know more about why wearing the fashionable shoes regularly can make standing barefooted painful.

Asian governments press for improved migrant health care

Health, labour and foreign ministry officials from 13 countries in Asia held their first ever meeting to address better access to health care for millions of migrant workers in the region.

New approach to HIV treatment could save 10 million lives, says UN report

A new United Nations report says that a radically simplified approach to ensuring access to HIV treatment for everyone who needs it could prevent 10 million deaths by 2025 and 1 million new infections annually.

Cholesterol Drugs Grow More Common For Adolescents

Researchers who screened 20,000 kids for high cholesterol in West Virginia suggest the time has come to start looking at the fat in all kids' blood — not just those who have a family history of cholesterol trouble.

EPA Offers Tips on How to Protect Eyes, Skin from the Sun’s Harmful Rays

In recognizing Ultraviolet (UV) Safety Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing tips and tools to people of all ages that will protect them from the sun’s harmful rays. Overexposure to the sun can cause skin cancer and eye...

Exercise, Vitamin D Seem to Cut Alzheimer's Risk

Physical activity and adequate levels of vitamin D appear to reduce the risk of cognitive decline and dementia, according to two large, long-term studies scheduled to be presented Sunday at the International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease in Hawaii...

Asthma warning for expecting mums

A new research has revealed that asthma is the most common complication of pregnancy in Australia with harmful effects on babies, but many of these could be prevented.

Mexican salamander helps uncover evolution, genetics of stem cells

A Mexican aquatic salamander called an axolotl has helped scientists uncover the mysteries of stem cells and evolution.