UN Health Body Says New Virus May Have Caused China Pneumonia Outbreak

While the United Nations health agency said it needed more comprehensive information to confirm precisely the type of pathogen causing the infections, it said a new coronavirus was a possibility. Reuters-LONDON/BEIJING: A cluster of...

Britain’s kitchens so filthy that they present a health risk, says new research

The research adds that household chefs commonly forget to wash their hands and drip germ-laden meat juices in places they should never be Tom Bawden - 25 April 2015 Home cooking may be as popular as...

5 Ways You Should Be Using Dry Shampoo (But You’re Not)

By Jessica Cruel- Self Dry shampoo has become a staple in many hair routines, especially for women who are trying to stretch the days between washes (and isn’t everyone trying to wash their hair less?)....

Study shows novel protein plays role in bacterial vaginosis

by Teresa Joseph, University of Arizona Women with bacterial vaginosis exhibit elevated levels of the pro-inflammatory protein, IL-36y, according to a new collaborative study led by the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is...

Why doesn’t Ebola cause disease in bats, as it does in people?

by University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston A new study by researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston uncovered new information on why the Ebola virus can live within bats without causing...

Impact of heart disease risk factors ‘affect women and blacks most’

There are several risk factors tied to cardiovascular disease, such as diabetes, obesity and smoking. In a new study from the American Heart Association, researchers have found that the impact of these risk factors...

‘Remarkable’ decline in fertility rates

By James Gallagher Health and science correspondent, BBC News There has been a remarkable global decline in the number of children women are having, say researchers. Their report found fertility rate falls meant nearly half of...

How the contraceptive implant works

Everything you need to know about the contraceptive implant, a method of birth control which can prevent pregnancy for up to three years. By Dr Juliet McGrattan (MBChB) When it comes to contraceptives, there are so many options...

US lab unveils portable 5-minute COVID-19 test

A US-based lab has unveiled a portable test that can tell if someone has COVID-19 in as little as five minutes, it said in a statement Friday. Abbott Laboratories said the US Food and Drug...

This is the best way to warm up before you run

Sarah Berry What's the point in warming up before a long run? After all, the run will warm you up, right? Many recreational and competitive runners certainly think this. About 70 per cent of recreational and competitive...

Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should I call a doctor?

What are the symptoms caused by the Covid-19 virus, how does it spread, and should you see a doctor? Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam -   The Guardian How do I know if I have...

Stroke could be better predicted with biomarker discovery

Stroke is a leading cause of disability and death in the United States, affecting more than 795,000 Americans every year. But what if doctors were better able to predict who is likely to have...

Novel strategy appears to protect retina when disease reduces oxygen

An enzyme known to help our liver get rid of ammonia also appears to be good at protecting our retina, scientists report. Our retina, which captures light and converts it into neural signals that...

Herd immunity: what is it and will it stop coronavius spreading in the UK?

The UK Government says two-thirds of the British population will need to be infected with Covid-19 to help prevent the disease from spreading in the future. Medically reviewed by Dr Roger Henderson and words by Jessica Rapana While many...

This is what drinking alcohol after exercise does to your body

By Sophie Aubrey -  Brisbane Times The best part about exercise is getting to the end. You thought you might never get there, because you’d most definitely just stepped into an alternate universe where 45 minutes...

15 things you didn’t know about back pain

Back pain is so prevalent that it costs the country more than cancer and diabetes treatment combined, but there are many myths circulating about the condition. Managing back pain costs the State more than...

10 Habits to Quit in 2018 If You Want to Live a Long, Healthy,...

By  Zahra Barnes This year, do more good by doing less bad. If you’re jonesing to give your life a major upgrade in 2018—and beyond—setting a few doable goals is the first step. That means nixing...

Greenhouse gas levels rising at fastest rate since 1984

A surge in atmospheric CO2 saw levels of greenhouse gases reach record levels in 2013, according to new figures. Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere between 2012 and 2013 grew at their fastest rate...

This Ketamine-Like Drug Has Been Approved to Treat Depression

By MATTHEW PERRONE / AP (WASHINGTON) — A mind-altering medication related to the club drug Special K won U.S. approval Tuesday for patients with hard-to-treat depression, the first in a series of long-overlooked substances...

Covid-19 crisis would have to be ‘really, really bad’ to implement a national lockdown,...

By Madeline Holcombe and Amir Vera, CNN (CNN)Despite the US seeing a rise in Covid-19 cases and deaths, Dr. Anthony Fauci says that things would have to get "really, really bad" for him to advocate...