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