Archives for August, 2018

No safe level of alcohol, new study concludes.

A new scientific study concludes there is no safe level of drinking alcohol. The study, published today in the international medical journal The Lancet, shows that in 2016, nearly 3 million deaths globally were attributed […]

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Congo: 2 who received experimental Ebola treatment recover

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s health ministry says two of the first 10 people to receive an experimental treatment for the Ebola virus in the latest outbreak have recovered, and monitoring could show what role […]

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A new type of bed net could prevent millions of cases of malaria, according to new research published in The Lancet

The two-year clinical trial in Burkina Faso, West Africa involving 2,000 children showed that the number of cases of clinical malaria was reduced by 12 per cent with the new type of mosquito net compared […]

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3 in 5 babies not breastfed in the first hour of life.

Breastfeeding within an hour after birth is critical for saving newborn lives. An estimated 78 million babies – or three in five – are not breastfed within the first hour of life, putting them at […]

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