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Most people infected by the Japanese encephalitis virus do not develop any symptoms. However, approximately one in 200 infections result in severe brain inflammation.
A study linking high blood cholesterol and breast cancer raises the question of whether statin drugs can help reduce breast cancer incidence.
Pneumococcal infections are caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, commonly referred to as pneumococcus.
Vaccination plays a vital role in controlling vaccine-preventable diseases successfully and cost effectively, including the flu.
There may be a new test that can help detect early-stage lung cancer using a patient's breath.
Red wine consumption doesn't increase the risk of prostate cancer according to new research, and in fact could have a protective effect. White wine consumption, however...
The influenza virus can have dangerous effects on our organs, resulting in increased risk of death from heart attacks, stroke and diabetes, among others.
High-risk groups, including young children and older adults, are more prone to this vaccine-preventable, highly-contagious respiratory disease.
Vaccines for influenza are customised twice a year and take time to be produced as chicken eggs are a crucial element in the process.