Sunday, November 18, 2018
India’s top court Tuesday denied a plea by a pregnant woman to terminate her 26-week old foetus diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome, the latest in a string of women to have her abortion request rejected. Indian law does not permit terminations...
Only in the USA, 1.25 million people suffer from type one diabetes. On the bright side, a vaccine used more than 100 years ago for tuberculosis (bacillus Calmette-Guerin) has turned out to be promising when it comes to reversing...
The World Health Organization (WHO) issued its first-ever global guidance on testing for chronic viral hepatitis B and C on 16 February 2017. Viral hepatitis causes an estimated 1.4 million deaths worldwide each year. The guidelines were released in...
A new vaccine-based treatment for HIV has succeeded in suppressing the virus in five patients, raising hopes further research could help prevent Aids without the need for daily drugs. Independent of the United Kingdom reported on Friday that researchers combined...
WHO today published its first ever list of antibiotic-resistant "priority pathogens" – a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health. The list was drawn up in a bid to guide and promote...
Doctors say an innovative new drug can prevent heart attacks and strokes by cutting bad cholesterol to unprecedented levels. The injection cuts cholesterol to the lowest levels ever seen in medicine in an international trial. The BBC reports that over 27,000...
The Court of Appeal in Kenya on Wednesday ordered the release of officials of the national doctors’ union to continue negotiations with the government over a strike that has paralyzed the public health sector. This followed a consent agreement...
It’s hard to imagine why anyone would voluntarily infect themselves with one of the deadliest viruses in human existence, but for “Los Frikis” – a Cuban community made of musicians and other forms of entertainers, injecting themselves with HIVinfested...
An English hospital on Thursday became the nation’s first to win authorisation to use the three-person fertility technique in an effort to prevent inherited disease. Britain last year became the first country in the world to legally offer such a...
A family has made their dog undergo plastic surgery to make it look like their favourite movie character, Milo the dog from a 1994 movie, The Mask. A woman had bought the puppy for her son, but they noticed that...