Scientists have developed an innovative method of understanding the dramatic changes in the immunity system of new borns. which would pave the way for better understanding of diseases that affects the babies and development of better vaccines to fight those. According to a new study published in Nature Communications, scientists...
Barbara Feder Ostrov, Kaiser Health News and Ana B. Ibarra, Kaiser Health News For Savannah Treviño-Casias, this week’s news about the college admissions cheating scandal was galling, considering how much red tape the Arizona State University senior went through to get disability accommodations when she took the SAT. “It felt like...
By Baraka Rateng’ A mobile phone application for identifying approved medicines and drugstores is helping Kenya to fight counterfeit and substandard medicines. According to the World Health Organisation, one in ten medical products is substandard or falsified and likely responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of children from...
Judith Graham, KHN For years, Dr. Linda Fried offered older patients who complained of being lonely what seemed to be sensible guidance. “Go out and find something that matters to you,” she would say. But her well-meant advice didn’t work most of the time. What patients really wanted were close relationships...
Faced with an acute shortage of medicines and other equipment, doctors in Zimbabwe are on strike in Zimbabwe. In its second day on Wednesday, the strike is with the demand that the government fulfil its promise of improving health infrastructure. In a letter to president Emmerson Mnangagwa, the doctors said that...
Leading scientists are urging for an international moratorium on using the gene editing technique to make genetically modified babies. In an article written in the journal Nature, they said that they also want countries to register and declare any plans that scientists may have -- of using the gene editing...
Living in a democratic society is better for human health, says new research. According to the research, published on the Lancet, countries that switched to democracy saw a rise in people's life expectancy and reduced deaths due to cardiovascular disease, diseases such as cancer and cirrhosis, and road traffic...
By Stephanie Achieng’ The introduction of a vaccine against childhood pneumonia has cut new cases of the disease in a Kenyan county by 27 per cent, a study says. Pneumonia accounts for 18 per cent of all deaths of children under five worldwide each year, with children in Sub-Saharan Africa...
Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News Jennifer Millar keeps trash bags and hand sanitizer near her tent, and she regularly pours water mixed with hydrogen peroxide on the sidewalk nearby. Keeping herself and the patch of concrete she calls home clean is a top priority. But this homeless encampment off a Hollywood...
Air pollution has more impact on Europeans than previously thought, shows new research, and it kills 800,000 people prematurely and reducing people's lifespan by an average of more than two years in the region. According to the research, published in the European Heart Journal, the number of deaths due to...

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