New modeling from researchers at Imperial College London has estimated COVID-19 vaccines prevented nearly 20 million deaths worldwide in 2021. The study also concluded millions more lives could have been saved last year if vaccine distribution was more… Continue reading Study estimates COVID vaccines saved nearly 20 million lives last year
Following years of regulatory delays and court battles the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally called for all e-cigarette products from leading company Juul to be removed from sale in the United States. The FDA cited the primary reason fo… Continue reading FDA bans Juul e-cigs after “insufficient” data on harmful chemicals
The UK Heath Security Agency (UKHSA) is reporting several traces of poliovirus have been detected in London sewage samples over the past few months. So what does this mean? And should anyone be worried?Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, … Continue reading Polio virus found in London wastewater. Should we be worried?
A new article published in The New England Journal of Medicine has offered insights into the world’s first pig-to-human heart transplant, which took place earlier this year. The researchers report the patient died unexpectedly nearly two months after t… Continue reading Death of first pig-to-human heart transplant recipient remains a mystery
Following yet another failed clinical trial testing a novel drug designed to break up the aggregations of toxic proteins thought to be the cause of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests we look to a different part of the brain in the hopes of finding a treatment. Led by researchers from the University of Manchester the new study found disruptions to blood vessels in the brain may be contributing to the neurodegeneration seen in Alzheimer’s.
A new review article has discovered females are much more likely to suffer from long COVID than males. The findings are curiously distinct from earlier studies that show men more often experience severe acute disease from COVID-19 compared to women.Con… Continue reading Women significantly more likely to develop long COVID than men
The Siena Creative Photo Awards is a little different from your average photo contest. Celebrating all kinds of post-production techniques and digital manipulations, this contest aims to redefine the art of photography and this year’s winners are defia… Continue reading The 2022 Creative Photo Awards celebrate the weird side of photography
Using machine learning, researchers have developed an algorithm that can accurately diagnose Alzheimer’s disease from a single MRI brain scan. The system is more accurate than any pre-existing diagnostic tool available to doctors and can also distinguish early-stage disease from more advanced stages.
Incredible new data presented recently at the European Hematology Association Congress has revealed an experimental CRISPR gene editing therapy is both safe and effective up to three years after treatment. The follow-up results come from one of the lon… Continue reading America’s first CRISPR trial is still nearly 100% effective 3 years on
New research led by scientists from Australia’s La Trobe University suggests proteins generated by the SARS-CoV-2 virus can form into aggregations similar to those found in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers hypothesize this mechanism may underpin the persistent neurological symptoms such as brain fog seen in many patients suffering from long COVID.