Milestone in polio

‘Milestone’ In Polio Eradication Achieved

The second of three forms of the polio virus has been eradicated, experts have announced. There are three types...
US pregnancy deaths up

Us Pregnancy Deaths Up, And Report Says Most Are Preventable

A new government report finds that more U.S. women are dying from pregnancy-related causes, and that more than half of those deaths...
China Coronavirus

China Coronavirus: Number Of Cases Jumps As Virus Spreads To New Cities

Chinese authorities have reported 139 new cases of a mysterious virus in two days, marking the first time that the infection has...
Dexamethasone

Dexamethasone – cheap, widely available can improve COVID-19 survival

Researchers in England say they have the first evidence that a drug can improve COVID-19 survival: A cheap, widely available steroid reduced ...
Lassa fever

Lassa Fever ‘At Risk’ Britons Sent Home From Sierra Leone

Three British nationals have been brought back to the UK from Sierra Leone for medical assessment after coming into close contact with...
Typhoid Vaccine

Typhoid Vaccine ‘Works Fantastically Well’

A new typhoid vaccine works "fantastically well" and is being used to help stop an almost untreatable strain of the infection, doctors...