Wednesday, January 23, 2019
The sickle cell disease of a French teenager has been reversed through a landmark procedure that saw scientists alter his DNA. The teenager was prior to the treatment on a monthly blood transfusion to dilute his defective blood. At age 13,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The global number of people with depression has risen by 18 per cent to 322 million in the past decade, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday, demanding greater attention for high-risk groups. The increase between 2005 and 2015...
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...
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...
FIFA insisted Thursday there is no conclusive proof that heading a ball causes an increased risk of brain disease, after the release of a study on footballers who died from dementia. “To our very best knowledge, there is currently no...
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has confirmed that Cameroon has reported a case of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus in the northern part of the country. Citing a report from the Cameroonian livestock ministry, OIE, added...