February 20, 2017 0408 GMT
Scientists discover link between malaria and low birth weight babies
Australian scientists have identified the mechanism linking malaria in pregnancy to low birth weight babies.
Preventing weight gain can cut risk of type 2 diabetes in half
Researchers at the University of Cambridge in England have found that public health programs to reduce obesity can significantly lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Bird flu eliminated from eight provinces
Bird flu is under control across eight provinces, said the head of the Veterinary Organization of Iran.
Better prenatal care may improve muscle strength in newborns
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have found that malnutrition and increased maternal stress cause high levels of cortisol that affects fetal muscle growth.
New Zika vaccine candidate provides powerful protection
A single dose of an experimental Zika vaccine protected mice and monkeys from the virus, researchers reported.
UK confirms two more cases of bird flu on turkey, pheasant farms
British authorities said that they have confirmed two more bird flu cases on farms in northern and eastern England, meaning there are now four areas where restrictions are in place across the country to reduce the spread of the disease.
Diabetes could be a warning sign of cancer
Diabetes could be a warning sign of cancer, a new study suggested.
Eating could be a faster way to beat stomach bugs that cause temperatures
The old advice to feed a cold and starve a fever may be wrong — in part — after medical experts discovered eating could be a faster way to beat stomach bugs that cause fevers.
Sleep deprivation suppresses immune system
Researchers from the University of Washington (UW) Medical School studied 11 pairs of identical twins to learn the effects of sleep deprivation on the immune system.
Lack of exercise might invite dementia
Parking yourself in front of the TV may make you as likely to develop dementia as people genetically predisposed to the condition, a Canadian study suggested.
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