News: September 2012

Warning of cholera epidemic spreading in West Africa

The current (Sept 2012) cholera emergency in West Africa is expected to get much worse as rains and floods create the conditions for the disease to spread faster and further. The number of cases so...

05 Sep '12 | Cholera | West Africa

Women delay motherhood for longer education

Education delays motherhood: The average age of a woman having her first child in 2004 was 27 years-old, three years later than in 1974, when the average age was 24 years old. During the course of ...

10 Sep '12 | Education

Epigenetics: Genes can change

12 Sep '12 | Epigenetics

Blocking activity of two proteins might protect female fertility in the longer term

Research from Australia offers hope to women whose fertility has been compromised by the side-effects of cancer therapy or by premature menopause. They found that the proteins PUMA and NOXA can tri...

22 Sep '12 | Fertility

Specialist nurses for children with epilepsy

The first UK national audit of epilepsy care for children and young people has revealed that fewer than half of children with epilepsy have access to a specialist nurse. Epilepsy can be a very dist...

25 Sep '12 | Nursing | UK

Celtic Angels were believed to act as guardians or companions - much as totem animals in other traditions.

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