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Wuhan, which has a population of 11 million, is being quarantined, with authorities shutting down outbound flights and trains, ordering citizens not to leave except in the case of special circumstances.
Posted: 23-01-2020
Public Health England today said HPV rates among young women are down to below two per cent, but researchers at Queen Mary University of London dispute claims it will stop cervical cancer.
Posted: 23-01-2020
Researchers used data from 2,192 Brazilian 15-year-olds to develop the the tool, which included asking children about their relationships with their parents and how well they did at school.
Posted: 23-01-2020
A new study showed that, when participants were given a new oral flu vaccine pill compared to the standard injectable, 29% of the tablet group fell ill compared to 35% of the shot group.
Posted: 23-01-2020
Experts in the Netherlands, Cambridge and London are developing a 'soft robot' heart which could keep blood pumping around the body.
Posted: 23-01-2020
The US announced a plan to 'funnel' all air travelers from Wuhan, China, through one of five major airports to ensure they are screened for coronavirus after the first case was diagnosed in America.
Posted: 23-01-2020
Dr Peter Hotez of Baylor College of Medicine is just one of a set of international scientists working to retool a vaccine started during the SARS outbreak to work against the new virus of the same family.
Posted: 23-01-2020
Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline pulled Excedrin Extra Strength and Excedrin Migraine from shelves over "inconsistencies in how [they] transfer and weigh ingredients.'
Posted: 22-01-2020
Kathleen Thorson, from Medford, Oregon, died after suffering an iintracerebral hemorrhage five days following the birth of her fourth child but saved 12 lives after she donated her organs.
Posted: 22-01-2020
Studies on mice showed the stem cells in the hair follicle which colour hair are damaged in response to a stress hormone called norepinephrine. The effects are irreversible, the team at Harvard said.
Posted: 22-01-2020
Researchers from the US The US Army Medical Research Institute said the vaccine was effective for five months in a study of mice. Novichok was used to attack a former Russian spy in 2018 in Salisbury.
Posted: 22-01-2020
Images shared by the Central Hospital of Wuhan, where the virus originated, show medics donning hazardous material suits attending to sufferers at the hospital's intensive care units.
Posted: 22-01-2020
Researchers at the universities of North Carolina and Emory in Atlanta - behind the studies - said the rate at which the HIV virus was exposed was 'unprecedented'.
Posted: 22-01-2020
The 23-year-old Wuhan man, known by his surname Huang, initially went to the hospital because of headache, dizziness and lack of strength. He was the first critical patient to recover.
Posted: 22-01-2020
Colorado University researchers have created a test that measures levels of anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) in the blood. When AMH is low, it means eggs are running out.
Posted: 22-01-2020
Kathryn Cartwright, of Sutton, Coldfield, became an inspirational figure since her leukaemia diagnosis 13 years ago. She died of an 'insurmountable' liver infection on January 18.
Posted: 22-01-2020
In a series of strongly worded tweets, the WHO also refused to say whether vaping was less harmful than cigarettes. Public Health England claims vaping is 95% safer than smoking.
Posted: 22-01-2020
Scientists at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil tested their theory on pisco sours cocktails and found the drink's alcohol and acidic lemon juice destroyed bacteria in nine minutes.
Posted: 22-01-2020
Cancer Research UK has warned that a worrying number of cervical cancer cases are happening among women in their late 20s - around 400 out of 3,000 each year.
Posted: 22-01-2020
A new study from Temple University in Pennsylvania has found that boosting levels of a protein in mice genetically engineered to develop Alzheimer's cleared proteins that smother neurons.
Posted: 22-01-2020