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Virus 'eminently capable' of spreading through speech – study

May 14, 2020 - 1:16 PM

Scientists estimate that each minute of loudly speaking can generate more than 1,000 virus-containing droplets capable of remaining airborne for 8 minutes or more in a closed space

New coronavirus study places incubation period at around 5 days

Jan 30, 2020 - 9:16 AM

The Chinese team behind a paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine says their findings support a 14-day medical observation period for people exposed to the pathogen

TEMP CHECK. This photo taken on January 26, 2020 shows a medical staff member checking the temperature of a driver at a highway check point in Tengzhou in China's eastern Shandong province. Photo by STR/AFP

Vaping twice better for quitting smoking than patches, gum – study

Jan 31, 2019 - 7:11 AM

However, an accompanying editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine cautioned: 'While e-cigarettes are 'safer' than traditional cigarettes, they are not without risks'

SAFE OR NOT? The scientific community are giving contradictory answers on the effects of using electronic cigarettes.

Probiotics no help to kids with stomach flu – studies

Nov 22, 2018 - 3:23 PM

Probiotics are surging in popularity, with the global market predicted to expand from $37 billion in 2015 to $64 billion by 2023

Researchers see encouraging results in development of TB vaccine

Sep 27, 2018 - 3:27 PM

While the results of the M72/AS01 vaccine represent a 'landmark moment,' there is still much work to be done, such as testing in a larger number of people

New study confirms Dengvaxia poses more risks for kids without prior infection

Jun 16, 2018 - 12:51 PM

The vaccine can prevent 11,000 hospitalization and 2,500 severe dengue cases if given to 1 million children over age 9. But it can also lead to 1,000 hospitalizations and 500 severe dengue cases in children who had no prior infection.

DENGUE VACCINE. A health worker shows off vials of Dengvaxia vaccine administered to students during the school-based immunization in Manila on December 4, 2017. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Alone at health clinic, Australian treats self for heart attack

Mar 08, 2018 - 12:23 PM

Experts say his extreme, do-it-yourself, MacGyver-like approach would not be recommended for most people

Ebola may persist in semen for 9 months – study

Oct 15, 2015 - 8:25 AM

The findings raise new health concerns for the survivors of the Ebola epidemic that has ravaged West Africa since late 2013

FIGHTING INFECTIOUS DISEASES. A file handout photograph made available by the Royal Free Hopsital in north west London, England on 30 December 2014 showing a general view of the high level isolation unit (HLIU), used for the treatment of infectious diseases at the hospital on 22 August 2014. David C. Bishop/ROYAL FREE HOSPITAL/EPA

Eating peanuts early could prevent allergy in infants – study

Feb 24, 2015 - 1:10 PM

A study finds that contrary to previous advice feeding foods containing peanuts to babies before 11 months of age may help prevent allergies

Ebola in DR Congo different from West Africa virus

Oct 16, 2014 - 11:09 AM

Even though the two deadly Ebola outbreaks have separate animal origins the report nevertheless raises concern about the emergence of the virus across Africa

EBOLA. This colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) obtained March 24, 2014 from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, reveals some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion. File photo by Cynthia Goldsmith/CDC/AFP

Obesity among US kids starts early: study

Jan 30, 2014 - 10:15 PM

Obesity among US children is largely established by kindergarten a study said

OBESITY DANGER. The study showed that over 14 percent of children enter kindergarten overweight and are four times more likely than normal weight children to become obese by the eighth grade. Photo from Shutterstock

Researchers edge closer to a pill cure for hepatitis C

Jan 16, 2014 - 8:15 AM

However the cost of the treatment is expected to be at least 80 000 per year making it out of reach to many of the 150 million people chronically infected with the liver disease worldwide