Tuesday, March 26, 2019

‘London patient’ becomes second case to be cleared of HIV

A second person is in sustained remission from HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS, after ceasing treatment and is likely cured, researchers were set...

5,000 cases of tropical parasite in Libya: ministry

Tripoli - At least 5,000 cases of a potentially deadly tropical disease have been registered in Libya in the past six months, the country's...

‘Killer’ cells raise hope of universal flu vaccine

Scientists said Monday they had discovered immune cells that can fight all known flu viruses in what was hailed as an "extraordinary breakthrough" that...

Cyprus legalises medical cannabis

Nicosia - Cypriot legislators on Friday voted to approve the cultivation and use of medical cannabis, joining a growing trend among other European Union nations. An...

Poverty not an obstacle to excellent healthcare in Africa: Gates

Addis Ababa - Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates said Sunday that excellent basic healthcare that would prevent easily treatable but deadly conditions was achievable even...

Gut feeling: study links depression to digestive bacteria

Paris - Bacteria in the gut may affect our mental well-being and could be linked to depression, researchers said on Monday after conducting the...

Herpes: What STD is it, and which symptoms do you look...

CAUSES Genital herpes is caused by a virus called herpes simplex type 2 (HSV-2). There are eight known types of herpes viruses, but probably the best...

Nigerians’ drugs use more than twice global average: study

One in seven Nigerians uses drugs, more than twice the global average, according to the country's first major national drug-use survey published on Tuesday. The...

‘Radical rethink’ needed to tackle obesity, hunger, climate: report

To defeat the intertwined pandemics of obesity, hunger and climate change, governments must curb the political influence of major corporations, said a major report...

French watchdog sounds alert over chemicals in diapers

A French public health watchdog warned Wednesday about the risks of several chemicals found in disposable nappies, leading the government to demand that manufacturers...
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