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A new quick test could help in the global fight against malaria

New quick malaria test developed

Malaria is one of the major health issues across the world, and a main menaces for holidaymakers in tropical regions.

Some holidaymakers came down with dengue fever after trips to Thailand

Dengue fever levels increasing

The health risks of foreign travel were brought home to dozens of holidaymakers as numbers of people struck down with dengue fever tripled in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. There were 141 confirmed and probable cases of the virus between January and April, compared to 51 in the corresponding period last year.

Novel coronavirus can be passed from human to human (AP)

Calm urged over Sars-like virus

A new infectious disease which has killed 18 people worldwide can be transmitted from human to human but experts in the UK are urging people not to panic.

Another person has been diagnosed with a potentially deadly respiratory illness in France

New French case of deadly virus

The French health ministry has confirmed a second case of a deadly new respiratory virus related to Sars. A roommate of a 65-year-old man who contracted the virus has tested positive, after the two were in close proximity in late April at Valenciennes hospital in northern France.

The sun's UV rays can reduce blood pressure, research has shown

Sun's UV rays cut blood pressure

New research suggests the advantages of the sun in cutting blood pressure counteract skin cancer risks. Nitric oxide, a compound that reduces blood pressure, appears in the blood thanks to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays, and Scottish researchers found the compound is linked to a drop in the threat of both heart attacks and stroke.

Nearly 4 million people in the UK suffer from diabetes

Diabetes waistline link 'unknown'

A large waistline is an indicator that someone may be in danger of developing diabetes but almost two-thirds of people do not realise it. A survey by Diabetes UK and Bupa found that 63% of people had no idea that having a large waist - 31.5 inches or more for women and 35 inches or more for men - would place them in the high-risk category of developing type 2 diabetes.

Mammogram shows breast cancer in its advanced stages

Under-50s breast cancer cases rise

The number of women aged under 50 being diagnosed with breast cancer has passed 10,000 per year for the first time, according to research.

Kim Kardashian flew from Paris to London

Jet set style for mum-to-be Kim

US TV star Kim Kardashian showed how mums-to-be can stay comfortable in style in a chic but casual all-black outfit on a flight from Paris to London.

Cancer Research UK said 10% of people do not protect themselves so they can bronze themselves

Safety warning for sun-chasers

Research has suggested that a tenth of Britons don't bother using sunscreen when on holiday in an effort to get a tan.

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