Childhood obesity levels are highest among South Asians

Childhood obesity levels in UK are highest among South Asian children, according to new research that completely changes the current understanding of the link between ethnicity and weight status in young people.

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Deaths from the use of heroin have hit a grim milestone

Researchers have found that deaths from heroin and morphine use now make up more than half of all reported drug-related deaths.

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Jenner Symposium and Lecture

Eminent clinical microbiologist Professor Sharon Peacock will deliver this year's Jenner Lecture, Are bacterial pathogens isolated from animals a common cause of drug-related infections in humans?

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Ebola vaccine tested in adults and children in Africa hailed a success

Experts at St George’s, University of London, have reported that an Ebola vaccine is safe for children as well as adults and produces an immune response.

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Cannabinoids used in sequence with chemotherapy are a more effective treatment for cancer

New research has confirmed that cannabinoids - the active chemicals in cannabis - are effective in killing leukaemia cells, particularly when used in combination with chemotherapy treatments.