Breast Cancers
A drug that halves a woman's risk of breast cancer continues to work long after they stop taking it, say researchers. Anastrozole blocks the production of the hormone oestrogen, which fuels the growth of many breast cancers. It is already available...
Typhoid Vaccine
A new typhoid vaccine works "fantastically well" and is being used to help stop an almost untreatable strain of the infection, doctors say. Cases of the bacterial disease fell by more than 80% in trials, published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Lassa fever
Three British nationals have been brought back to the UK from Sierra Leone for medical assessment after coming into close contact with two people diagnosed with Lassa fever. One of the two infected Dutch nationals - both doctors working in Sierra Leone - has...
Samoa measles outbreak
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 reported - 153 since Friday alone. Samoa declared a state of emergency last week to combat...
Ebola Vaccine
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 trial. The Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine will be used alongside a vaccine made by Merck, which has already been...
Ebola Kill Dr Congo Journalist
A Congolese journalist who had been raising awareness about the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been killed at his home. The army said unidentified attackers raided Papy Mumbere Mahamba's home in Lwebma, in the north-eastern province of Ituri, killing him,...
Milestone in polio
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, while scientifically different, cause the same symptoms, including paralysis or even death, The world was declared...
CBD Oil
One of the most explored avenues of medical cannabis research is into its properties as a sedative, specifically in terms of its ability to suppress symptoms typically associated with anxiety. CBD oil for anxiety and related symptoms is now widely prescribed in states where it is legal. It is also widely taken without medical...
Woman Heartbeat Ear
Karrie Aitkens was living a typical life as a mom in California. That is, until one day sounds from that normal, everyday life turned into sheer torture for the middle-aged mom. Aitkens woke up one morning with a strange feeling in her left ear and chronic dizziness,...