Medical

ECDC highlights need to scale-up efforts for eliminating viral hepatitis in Europe

ECDC highlights need to scale-up efforts for eliminating viral hepatitis in Europe Hepatitis C is the most common form of viral hepatitis. But B and C are on the rise globally and are getting to a burden status requiring quick intervention. However, large numbers of them are not even aware of their infection as they have not yet been tested and diagnosed. The new drug has passed clinical trials for use in the African region. [Full Article...]

Yemen cholera outbreak tops 400000, draws high-level United Nations visit

Yemen cholera outbreak tops 400000, draws high-level United Nations visit Yemen is suffering the world's worst cholera outbreak in the midst of the world's largest crisis, said the heads of three of the world's biggest humanitarian organisations. The conflict has pushed the already impoverished nation to the verge of starvation, displaced 3 million, and killed over 10,000 civilians. The $2.1 billion humanitarian appeal for Yemen is only 33 percent funded, and the respon... [Full Article...]

Britain to ban new gasoline, diesel cars from 2040

Britain to ban new gasoline, diesel cars from 2040 Virtually all diesel cars produce far more toxic nitrogen oxides (NOx) than regulations intend and these excess emissions amounted to 4.6m tonnes in 2015, the team found. "Outright bans risk undermining the current market for new cars and our sector which supports over 800,000 jobs across the United Kingdom so the industry instead wants a positive approach which gives consumers incentives to pu... [Full Article...]

Smuggling victims being held as material witnesses in case against driver

Smuggling victims being held as material witnesses in case against driver It wasn't long before the passengers, sweating profusely in the rising oven-like heat, started crying and pleading for water. All three of the men told investigators they had paid to be smuggled into the United States, then were taken and loaded into the trailer. [Full Article...]

E-cigarette vaping really does help you quit smoking, study claims

E-cigarette vaping really does help you quit smoking, study claims Lead study author Professor Shu-Hong Zhu said the research was based on the largest representative sample of e-cigarette users to date, and provided "a strong case" that e-cigarette use was associated with an increase in smoking cessation at the population level. [Full Article...]

Should Gene Editing In Human Embryos Be Allowed?

Should Gene Editing In Human Embryos Be Allowed? For ethical reasons, the embryos were not allowed to develop for more than a few days . " So far as I know this will be the first study reported in the US ", says Jun Wu, a collaborator at the Salk Institute, in La Jolla, California, who played a role in the project. [Full Article...]

Experts Question Traditional 'Complete The Course' Antibiotics Advice

Experts Question Traditional 'Complete The Course' Antibiotics Advice Now, this paradigm shift has taken yet another step. Writing in the British Medical Journal , they argue the " complete the course " message is not supported by evidence. Professor Martin Llewelyn , the report's lead author, said: 'Historically, antibiotic courses were set by precedent, driven by fear of under-treatment, with less concern about overuse... [Full Article...]

Apple and Cochlear partner to make iPhone compatible hearing implant

Apple and Cochlear partner to make iPhone compatible hearing implant There are 360 million people living with disabling hearing loss worldwide, and this figure is set to more than triple to 1.2 billion by 2050. It is used when hearing aids are not sufficient. Like others, a sound processor is worn behind the ear; a transmitting coil on the head interacts with an internal receiver. The tech giant offers more than 50 models of hearing devices that, when linked to a... [Full Article...]


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