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Eureka! Universal flu vaccine developed to prevent global pandemics

LONDON: Scientists have designed a new generation of universal flu vaccines that protects against majority of the known viral strains and help prevent future global pandemics that could kill millions. The researchers devised two universal vaccines. One can protect against up to 88 per cent of known flu strains worldwide in a single shot, spelling the end of the winter ... Read More »

Spare the air

Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organisation said Tuesday, calling for dramatic action against pollution that is blamed for more than six million deaths a year. New data in a report from the UN’s global health body “is enough to make all of us extremely concerned,” Maria Neira, head of the WHO’s ... Read More »

Heavy social media users trapped in endless cycle of depression

The more time young adults spend on social media, the more likely they are to become depressed, a study has found. Of the 19 to 32-year-olds who took part in the research, those who checked social media most frequently throughout the week were 2.7 times more likely to develop depression than those who checked least often. The 1,787 US participants ... Read More »

Zika Virus Link To Birth Defects Could Be Proven Within Weeks: WHO

Geneva:  The suspected link between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, the birth defect microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome, could be confirmed within weeks, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday. A sharp increase in microcephaly cases in Brazil has triggered a global health emergency over the mosquito-borne virus, which had previously been viewed as causing only a relatively ... Read More »

Homeopathy is not an effective treatment says study

After reviewing 225 research papers on homeopathy, a top Australian body for medical research has concluded that homeopathy is not effective for treating any medical condition. In a statement, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has warned that “People who choose homeopathy may put their health at risk if they reject or delay treatments for which there is ... Read More »

Surgical safety checklist can prevent complications

The implementation of a surgical safety checklist can minimise post-operative complications, according to a study. To evaluate the impact of a surgical checklist, the department of gastrointestinal surgery at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital decided to perform a prospective, randomised and controlled trial in the case of 700 consecutive patients undergoing surgery between February 2012 and April 2013, a release said ... Read More »