Friday, June 9, 2023
Samoa measles outbreak

Samoa Measles Outbreak Worsens With Death Toll Reaching 22

A measles outbreak in the Pacific nation of Samoa has killed 22 people, nearly all children under five. The government says 1,797 cases have been...
Ebola Vaccine

Ebola Vaccine Approved As Second Jab Trialled

A second Ebola vaccine is to be offered to around 50,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as part of a major clinical...
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 of the wild polio virus, which,...

Psychiatrist Vacancies ‘Threaten’ Nhs Transformation

Plans to transform mental health services in England will fail if the rise in unfilled NHS psychiatrist posts continues, the profession is warning. One in...
The Placenta

Soot Pollution Particles ‘Cross The Placenta’

Particles of black carbon - or soot - can cross the placenta, a study has found. The Nature Communications research is the first direct evidence...
Blood Test

We’re One Step Closer To A Blood Test That Predicts When A Person Will...

While death is inevitable, knowing when it will come isn’t necessarily, and scientists have been trying to develop a test that could reliably and...
Vaginal bacteria

Vaginal Bacteria Linked To Ovarian Cancer

Having too few "friendly" vaginal bacteria may increase a woman's chance of ovarian cancer, and swabs can be used to spot this, say researchers....
Eye drops

Eye Drops Sold At Walmart, Walgreens Recalled Because They May Not Be Sterile

Select over-the-counter eye drops and ointments sold at Walgreens and Walmart stores as well as some prescription ointments sold at other retailers have been...
Deadly Ebola outbreak

Deadly Ebola Outbreak ‘Not Global Threat’

The World Health Organization has decided not to declare a global emergency over the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The WHO said...
Large Ebola outbreaks

Large Ebola Outbreaks New Normal, Says WHO

The world is entering "a new phase" where big outbreaks of deadly diseases like Ebola are a "new normal", the World Health Organization has...