Kenya on Friday added the world’s first malaria vaccine to the routine immunization schedule for children under two, becoming the third country in Africa to roll out the vaccine for the disease that kills one child globally every two minutes.
Kenya becomes third African nation to introduce world's first malaria vaccine
Within weeks, New Jersey could become the latest US state to restrict e-cigarette use, with the governor launching a task force to find ways to curb vaping, linked by US health officials to hundreds of respiratory illnesses and a half-dozen deaths.
New Jersey expected to announce vaping restrictions within weeks
A new research has shown that having depression can make you prone to a number of other unrelated diseases. Chances are, your depression genes can in fact be responsible for putting you at risk of acquiring coronary heart disease and bacterial infections.
Depression genes linked to onset of diseases
One of the first studies focusing on South African children's language ability and mental health outcomes, has found clear evidence for a link between low language ability and depression in young people.
South African study highlights links between low language ability and poor mental health
Adults are advised to do muscle-strengthening exercises twice a week, as well as aerobic exercise, to help them stay active for longer, under new guidance from the UK's top doctors.
Strengthen muscles as well as heart to stay fit and healthy, say top doctors
China is facing a hepatitis C epidemic. The infectious disease, which can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer and early death if left untreated, has hit rural areas particularly hard.
China has world's biggest hepatitis C problem, says WHO
A new meta-analysis published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology has found that SGLT2 inhibitors can reduce the risk of dialysis, transplantation, or death due to kidney disease in people with type 2 diabetes.
New study confirms protective effect of diabetes drugs against kidney failure
Researchers have engineered gold-based molecules that target cancer cells and leave healthy cells unharmed, in a critical step towards precision cancer drugs with fewer toxic side effects.
The golden future of cancer treatment
The children of women who experience severe stress when pregnant are nearly 10 times more likely to develop a personality disorder by the age of 30, a study suggests.
Stress in pregnancy 'makes child personality disorder more likely'
A new study looking at incidence of disease data in the US from 2000 to 2016 found a shift in obesity-associated cancers (OACs) to younger individuals. Typically, these cancers are diagnosed at higher rates among people older than 65. The most notable findings pertain to increases in these OACs among non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic women and men for whom certain cancers increased by 200-400 percent.
Obesity pandemic shifting cancer to younger people in US

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