Deaths higher after weekend emergency surgery, says new research

Patients who have emergency surgery on the weekend are 11 per cent more likely to die in the 30 days after the operation, compared to people treated on weekdays, new research has found.

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Baker’s yeast used to discover new ways to tackle the malaria parasite

New anti-malarial drugs could be developed after researchers discovered a new mechanism used by the malaria parasite when it infects humans.

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Fat disorder’s genetic cause to be researched to help future generations

A chronic condition that causes excessive fat to accumulate in the hips and legs and increases the likelihood of associated health problems will be examined by researchers to find out what genetic defects cause it.

Simplifying malaria treatment could help children and save nursing time, says new research

One child dies from malaria every 30 seconds in Africa, but a new treatment strategy could help healthcare workers tackle the disease in a simpler way, research has revealed.

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Overweight young people can avoid diabetes risk if they lose weight early enough, says new research

Obese young people can still turn their chances of developing life threatening illness around if they change before middle age, says new research.

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