News: December 2010

Use of Mitoxantrone for children with relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Trial of leukaemia drug Mitoxantrone for children with relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), as recently (Dec 2010) reported in The Lancet. Study funded by Cancer Research UK and Leukaemia ...

04 Dec '10

Eating purple fruits such as blueberries is good for your health

Eating purple fruits such as blueberries and drinking green tea can help ward off diseases including Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s, according to a University of Manchester report.

08 Dec '10 | Nutrition | Manchester (UK)

The fear of cancer

08 Dec '10

Cancer increases risk of developing listeria by 5x

Listeriosis is a rare but serious food-borne illness caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. Some groups of people can be more seriously affected by this type of food poisoning than others....

15 Dec '10 | Cancer | UK

Children with autism lack visual skills required for independence

Contrary to previous studies, which show that children with autism often demonstrate outstanding visual search skills, this new research indicates that children with autism are unable to search eff...

20 Dec '10 | Autism | Bristol, UK

Continued efforts against child malnutrition in Niger

The prevalence of global acute malnutrition (GAM) among children under five years of age in Niger decreased from 16.7% to 15.5% between June and November 2010, but it remains above the emergency th...

28 Dec '10 | Malnutrition | Niger

UK Campaign to remind people to help prevent spread of flu

To try to reduce the spread of flu, the Catch it, Bin it, Kill it campaign will launch in the form of national press and radio adverts from Saturday, according to a recent accouncement by UK Health...

30 Dec '10 | Flu | UK

UNICEF welcomes Congolese law for indigenous populations

UNICEF today hailed a groundbreaking new law that gives Congolese children belonging to indigenous populations – until now the most vulnerable amongst the vulnerable – a legal basis to access healt...

31 Dec '10 | Congo-Brazzaville

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