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Mosquitoes spread dengue fever

Dengue fever spreads across Europe

A mosquito-borne disease is being spread across Europe by travellers who have visited Madeira, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has warned. Twenty-five cases of dengue fever have been traced in European countries including Britain, Germany, France, Sweden and Portugal itself, it said. This is on top of the 1,357 cases reported in Madeira since the outbreak began at the beginning of October. Nearly half of the cases have been confirmed, while 688 are listed as probable cases.

French healthcare giant Sanofi Pasteur is reported to be planning trials starting in India of a vaccine for dengue fever

Dengue fever vaccine trial planned

A vaccine for dengue fever is set to be tested in India as concerns mount about the wider spread of the disease around the world. French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur will initially trial the vaccine in approximately 120 adults before proceeding with trials on children, according to the Times of India.

Infants who ate fish between the ages of six months and one year had a lower risk of developing asthma-like symptoms

Eating fish 'cuts childhood asthma'

Feeding babies fish between the ages of six months and one year can reduce their risk of developing asthma, according to a new Dutch study. Researchers at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam found children who ate fish at this age had a lower risk of suffering from asthma-like symptoms later in life.

Many children don't get tested for Type 1 diabetes until they're seriously ill as parents aren't aware of the conditions symptoms

'Parents missing diabetes symptoms'

Children are becoming needlessly ill with Type 1 diabetes because many parents aren't aware of its symptoms, according to a survey.

By 2040, just under half of women with lung cancer will be alive at least five years from diagnosis

Lung cancer numbers set to spike

The next 30 years will see a tripling in the number of women living with lung cancer in the UK, according to new research. In 2010 there were 26,000 women with the condition, but that number is set to soar to 95,000 by 2040, charity Macmillan Cancer Support said.

Lung cancer costs the UK economy £2.4 billion a year, experts revealed at a conference

Experts reveal cost of lung cancer

Experts have revealed lung cancer costs the economy £2.4 billion each year. The figure was presented at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool. Researchers say this is greater than the cost of any other cancer and underlines an "urgent" need to cut the numbers of teenagers taking up smoking.

Drying laundry indoors could pose a health risk to people who suffer with asthma, according to research

Asthmatics warned over laundry

Researchers at the Mackintosh School of Architecture say drying laundry indoors could pose a health risk to people who suffer with conditions such as asthma and hay fever after it was found many homes held too much moisture inside over the long winter months.

The US outbreak of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus is slowing, though the numbers of people infected continue to grow

West Nile outbreak slowing in US

There's mixed news on the West Nile virus outbreak in the United States. While the number of people infected by the mosquito-carrying disease is growing, the expansion of the 2012 outbreak is losing steam, according to US health officials.

Smoking bans can dramatically cut the amount of hospital cases linked to heart disease and respiratory problems, research has found

Smoking bans cut hospital cases

New studies show that smoking bans have dramatically reduced the level of people taken to hospital for respiratory problems such as asthma and emphysema, as well as heart attacks and stroke, new research shows.

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