LONDON, May 16 A global health trust is to
inject 80 million pounds ($102 million) into finding more modern
and effective treatments for snakebites - a "hidden health
crisis" that kills 120,000 people a year and maims thousands
LONDON, April 29 Scientists in the United States
say they have taken a step towards developing a possible
diagnostic test for chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition
characterised by exhaustion and other debilitating symptoms.
LONDON, April 25 More than 20 million children a year missed out on measles vaccines across the world in the past eight years, laying a path of exposure to a virus that is now causing disease outbreaks globally, a United Nations report said on Thursday.
LONDON, April 2 Scientists working on developing
vaccines against Ebola have found they can "harvest" antibodies
from volunteers vaccinated in research trials and use them to
make treatments for the deadly viral infection.
LONDON, March 27 The pharmaceutical industry
should match its words with action on researching new
antibiotics to address the threat posed by drug-resistant
superbugs, a former UK government adviser said on Wednesday.
LONDON, Feb 27 An experimental drug could offer
hope for restoring damaged brain cells in Parkinson's patients,
scientists said on Wednesday, although they cautioned that a
clinical trial was not able to prove the treatment slowed or
halted the neurodegenerative disease.
Teenagers who use cannabis have a higher risk of developing depression and suicidal thoughts as young adults and should be made aware of those risks by parents and doctors, scientists said on Wednesday.
LONDON, Feb 7 Europe had a record number of
measles cases last year, in part due to a growing number of
pockets where parents are refusing vaccination for their
children, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.
LONDON, Jan 30 E-cigarettes are almost twice as
effective at helping smokers quit as nicotine replacement
treatments like patches, lozenges and gum, according to the
results of a major clinical trial.
LONDON, Jan 22 British scientists are developing
gene-edited chickens designed to be totally resistant to flu in
a new approach to trying to stop the next deadly human pandemic.