Archives for November, 2018

Powdered polio vaccine brings hope to Nigeria and Pakistan

A polio vaccine that can be stored as a dried powder at room temperature could offer a new way to help eradicate the disease, according to researchers. While existing vaccines have led to polio being […]

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Mental health: One in four young women struggling

Nearly one in four young women has a mental illness, with emotional problems such as depression and anxiety the most common, figures for England show. The official NHS report found young women aged 17 to […]

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This STD is more common than gonorrhea, but few people know about it. John Hopkins is hoping to change that.

Johns Hopkins researchers are spearheading efforts to raise awareness and learn more about a sexually transmitted disease few people know about but scientists believe makes people infertile. Many people infected with mycoplasma genitalium, or Mgen […]

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A new approach to detecting cancer earlier from blood tests

Cancer scientists led by principal investigator Dr. Daniel De Carvalho at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have combined “liquid biopsy,” epigenetic alterations and machine learning to develop a blood test to detect and classify cancer at […]

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How air pollution is destroying our health

As the world gets hotter and more crowded, our engines continue to pump out dirty emissions, and half the world has no access to clean fuels or technologies (e.g. stoves, lamps), the very air we […]

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Smoking, diabetes increase heart attack risk more in women.

Women who smoke, have diabetes or high blood pressure increase their risk of a heart attack more than men faced with the same risks, a large study of UK adults has found. The researchers, writing […]

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New measures and strong partnership having positive impact on Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

New measures to overcome challenges in the response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are having a positive impact, although the outbreak remains dangerous and unpredictable, the United Nations […]

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There May be no Need for Removing the Appendix for Uncomplicated Acute Appendicitis Cases

To determine the late recurrence rate of appendicitis after antibiotic therapy for the treatment of uncomplicated acute appendicitis, a five-year observational follow-up of patients in the Appendicitis Acuta (APPAC) multicenter randomized clinical trial comparing appendectomy […]

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5-year-plan to bring HIV vaccine to market.

A comprehensive worldwide strategy to accelerate the process of creating a vaccine against HIV was launched in Spain this month. The Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise Strategic Plan will run from 2018 to 2023, and aims to speed up vaccine […]

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Spinal Implant helps three paralyzed men walk again.

Three paralysed men, who were told they would spend the rest of their lives in a wheelchair, are able to walk again thanks to doctors in Switzerland. An electrical device inserted around the men’s spines […]

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