- Stay healthy on a long-haul flight – The best health buys for flying, from avoiding anxiety to warding off coughs and colds, this is an extensive list.
- Hay-fever season “worst in decades” – The longest winter in 50 years will give way to the worst pollen season in decades. Tips for beating hay-fever this spring.
International health news
- Truth about energy drinks – Be aware that many energy drinks contain ingredients not fully approved for consumption, check the label!
- Cure for HIV in months? – Danish scientists claim they could have a cure for HIV using a new technique which flushes the virus from DNA reservoirs.
- Global outbreak surveillance – More than 100 countries still aren’t using guidelines introduced after the SARS outbreak in 2005 to monitor global health threats.
- Latin America: Overwhelmed by cancer – Experts warn, while the number of cancer cases is lower than in the US or Europe, the death rate is much higher.
- USA: Medication kills – Over half the deaths attributed to overdoses are caused by medication says a new report.
- Ireland: Woman loses right-to-die appeal – A multiple sclerosis sufferer has lost her most recent appeal to take her own life with the assistance of her partner.