January 16, 2017 1051 GMT
Give peanut to babies early
Babies should be given peanut early — some at four months old — in order to reduce the risk of allergy, according to new US guidance.
UK hospitals warn over pressure of patient numbers
A third of hospital trusts in England issued alerts warning they needed urgent action to cope with the pressure of patient numbers last month.
Most asthma patients in UK not getting basic care
Millions of asthma patients are not receiving basic levels of care to keep their condition in check, a charity warned.
Can parents' weight hinder toddlers' development?
Children who have obese parents may show signs of developmental delays, such as poor social skills, by the time they're three years old, a new study suggested.
EPA, DHA omega-3s lower heart disease risk
A new study from the Mayo Clinic finds taking EPA and DHA omega-3s can significantly reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, or CHD.
Health Overhaul Plan, Iran's largest welfare scheme
New cancer drugs' life-extending capacity varies widely
Drugs recently approved around the world to fight cancer increased patients' overall survival, but benefits vary depending on the drug, a new study showed.
Dentists call to end 'workplace cake culture'
Dentists have criticized workplace cake culture, saying the sharing of sweet treats in the office is contributing to health problems.
Cluster headaches treatable, but difficult to diagnose
Cluster headaches are extremely painful, but treatable and preventable, one neurologist said.
Greece's public health meltdown
Rising mortality rates, an increase in life-threatening infections and a shortage of staff and medical equipment are crippling Greece’s health system as the country’s dogged pursuit of austerity hammers the weakest in society.
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