Doctors Without Borders closes Ebola clinics in Congo after attacks

DAKAR, Senegal — Intruders attacked a treatment centre run by Doctors Without Borders for the second time in four days, leaving four Ebola patients missing and forcing the medical aid group to... Read more »

Pfizer unit Meridian under civil investigation by U.S. Attorney

EpiPen auto-injection epinephrine pens manufactured by Mylan NV pharmaceutical company for use by severe allergy sufferers are seen in Washington, U.S. August 24, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File Photo (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc said... Read more »

Blood test could give two month warning of kidney transplant rejection

New research from the NIHR Guy’s and St Thomas’ Biomedical Research Centre has found a way to predict rejection of a kidney transplant before it happens, by monitoring the immune system of... Read more »

Conceiving within a year of stillbirth does not increase risks for next pregnancy

Conceiving within a year of stillbirth is common and is not associated with increased risk of stillbirth, preterm birth, or small-for-gestational-age birth in the following pregnancy, compared with an interpregnancy interval of... Read more »

Catching up on sleep over the weekend doesn’t actually help, study finds StaffPublished Thursday, February 28, 2019 6:55PM ESTLast Updated Thursday, February 28, 2019 6:56PM EST After a hectic week at work, it might be tempting to laze away the weekend in bed.... Read more »

No added health risks for pregnancy within a year of a stillbirth

(Reuters Health) – Women who become pregnant within a year of having a stillbirth are no more likely than those who wait longer to have a second stillbirth, a preterm birth or... Read more »

Genetic test to detect antimicrobial resistance developed

Researchers at American University have developed a new, highly sensitive rapid genetic test that can determine whether bacteria carries a gene that causes resistance to two common antibiotics used to treat strep... Read more »

Chemical exposure in womb and early childhood tied to worse lung function

(Reuters Health) – Exposure to certain common chemical pollutants, even before birth, may be permanently reducing kids’ lung function, a study of European children suggests. There is a large body of evidence... Read more »

Doctors Without Borders forced to close Ebola clinics in Congo after attacks

Doctors Without Borders has temporarily suspended its operations at the epicentre of the Ebola crisis in Congo, after intruders attacked a treatment centre run by the group for the second time in four days,... Read more »

Could medical marijuana help older people with their ailments?

Medical marijuana may bring relief to older people who have symptoms like pain, sleep disorders or anxiety due to chronic conditions including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, neuropathy, spinal cord damage and... Read more »