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Black Death plague warning: Madagascar disease ‘impossible’ to eradicate, scientist claims

The bacteria that causes plague is now so widespread in wildlife, that humans can’t do anything to get rid of it, said Dr Allen Cheng, Professor of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology at Monash University, Melbourne. The best way to stop the plague spreading was to focus on flea and rat control in the most at-risk areas, he said. Cheng’s comments came ...

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Best supplements for digestion: Brush your teeth with THIS after dinner to STOP bloating

Probiotics could help to prevent digestion problems Probiotics are ‘good’ bacteria For best results, open capsules in your mouth and brush your teeth with the contents after meals Also help liver function, and to prevent against depression Digestion is vital for health, and taking probiotic supplements could be the key to ensuring it functions smoothly. The process where food is ...

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Best supplements for arthritis: These FOUR could be a natural CURE for painful symptoms

Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation to joints, according to the NHS. Symptoms include joint pain, swelling and stiffness and there are approximately ten million sufferers in the UK. Treatment options for the two main types – osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis – include painkillers and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. However, there are a number of natural cures ...

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'Obesity could BANKRUPT the NHS' A growing number of obese children undergoes joint ops

The NHS digital data also reveals weight-related hip and knee replacements, normally associated with older people, have been soaring among young adults and people of middle age.  The total number of obese people of all ages having to undergo joint replacements has risen by almost 60 per cent in the past three years to 37,352.  Professor Philip James, past president ...

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Sea sponges ‘can save us from superbugs'

The molecules are 10 times stronger than existing antibiotics and can treat superbugs like MRSA. Scientists used mini submarines fitted with underwater cameras like those used on the blockbuster BBC David Attenborough Blue Planet II series to harvest them. The Plymouth University researchers found the bacteria-killing compounds 1.25 miles below sea level. Dr Mathew Upton leads the team working with ...

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