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Distinct changes in the immune systems of patients with ME or chronic fatigue syndrome have been found, say scientists.

Increased levels of immune molecules called cytokines were found in people

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 16:33

'Give HIV drugs to healthy gay men'

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Healthy gay men should be offered daily HIV drugs to prevent infections, say campaigners. A UK study, on 545 high-risk men, found one case of HIV could be stopped

Monday, 23 February 2015 13:56

WHO urges shift to single-use smart syringes

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Smart syringes that break after one use should be used for injections by 2020, the World Health Organization has announced.

Reusing syringes leads to more than two million people

Sunday, 22 February 2015 16:08

Fifteen-minute Ebola test approved

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The first rapid blood test for Ebola has been approved for use by the World Health Organization.

It should allow patients to be identified, isolated and cared for as quickly as possible in an attempt to bring an end to the outbreak that has killed more than 9,300 people.

It is less accurate than conventional tests, but takes minutes rather than hours to get a result.

The test also works without electricity so it can be used in remote regions.

Current Ebola testing requires a laboratory to analyse the blood for fragments of the virus's genetic material.

It can take between 12 and 24 hours to get a definitive answer.

Friday, 20 February 2015 16:22

Malaria on Myanmar-India border is 'huge threat'

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Resistance to the drug that has saved millions of lives from malaria has been detected over a wider area than previously thought, scientists warn.

A radical new approach to vaccination seems to completely protect monkeys from HIV, US scientists report. Vaccines normally

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