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Zika virus expected to spread across areas of Europe in late spring and summer

The overall risk of a Zika virus outbreak across the WHO European Region is low to moderate during late spring and summer, according to a new risk assessme...

Oncology: Study suggests most female childhood cancer survivors have good chance of becoming pregnant

For women who have survived childhood cancer, the impact of modern chemotherapy regimens on the likelihood of becoming pregnant is generally small, and mos...

Mental health: SSRI antidepressants not associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular conditions

Commonly used antidepressants, known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, are not associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular conditions, su...

Zika virus: New research further supports association between Zika virus infection and microcephaly

New research, based on data from the 2013-14 Zika outbreak in French Polynesia, further supports the association between Zika virus and microcephaly. Th...

Obesity: Sugar content in fruit drinks marketed to kids “unacceptably high”

The sugar content of fruit drinks—including natural fruit juices and smoothies—is “unacceptably high,” with smoothies among the worst offenders, fi...

Zika virus: link with Guillain-Barré syndrome, according French Polynesia evidence

Analysis of blood samples from 42 patients diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) during the Zika virus outbreak in French Polynesia provides the fi...

Zika virus: Evidence that virus can cross placental barrier, but unclear link with microcephaly

Zika virus has been detected in the amniotic fluid of two pregnant women whose foetuses had been diagnosed with microcephaly, according to a study publishe...

Respiratory: Teenagers who use e-cigarettes more likely to try the real thing a year later

Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely to try the real thing a year later than those who don’t vape, indicates research published online in the journ...

Research: Reporting of clinical trial results by top academic centres remains poor

Dissemination of clinical trial results by leading academic medical centres in the US remains poor, despite ethical obligations - and sometimes statutory r...

Obstetrics: Study finds higher risks for babies born at the weekend

Babies born in English NHS hospitals at the weekend have a slightly greater risk of death within the first seven days, compared with those born during the ...

Diabetes: significant reduction in diabetes-related amputations since the mid-1990s

There has been a significant reduction in diabetes-related amputations since the mid-1990s, a study finds. Amputations of the lower limbs are one of the...