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Scientists create drug cocktail to cut treatment time by half for resistant tuberculosis

A new drug cocktail reduces the length of treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis from nearly two years to nine to 11 months with a similar effectiveness, according to a large clinical trial whose results were published in a U.S. journal Wednesday. Nearly 600,000 people contract multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) every year, killing more people than any other… Read More »

Nearly half of US adults have cardiovascular disease, study says

And after decades of declines, deaths from cardiovascular disease are on the rise again, with 840,678 deaths recorded in 2016, up from 836,546 in 2015, according to the association’s annual report Heart and Stroke Statistics, published Thursday in the medical journal Circulation. “Cardiovascular disease produces immense health and economic burdens in the United States and… Read More »

Half of middle-aged patients eligible for free NHS 'health MOTs' are missing them

Half of middle-aged patients eligible for free NHS ‘health MOTs’ are missing them, which could leave them vulnerable to dementia Middle-aged patients are being told to attend NHS ‘health MOT’ appointments  Figures from NHS England show half of those eligible fail to attend the session   Patients aged 40 to 74 are invited for an NHS… Read More »