17 Deaths Reported In Congo As Ebola Outbreak Confirmed


At least 17 people have died in an area of northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo where health officials have now confirmed an outbreak of Ebola, the health ministry said on Tuesday. It is the ninth time Ebola has been recorded in the central African nation, whose eastern Ebola river gave the deadly virus its name when it was discovered there in More...

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Flu Vaccine
By Sam Felton On Monday, February 19th, 2018

Flu Vaccine Works Better Than Expected

Children ages 8 and under are well protected against the most common strain, CDC finds The flu vaccine is working better than doctors feared, but still is not especially effective, health officials said Thursday. Overall, More...

The First Flu
By Sam Felton On Thursday, February 15th, 2018

The First Flu You Ever Had Affects Your Whole Life

The year you were born might predict how you’ll respond to this year’s flu—and how well you’d fare in a flu pandemic. A phenomenon known as imprinting might be responsible for an unusual pattern in the More...

A lab-grown, human egg
By Jennifer Lewis On Saturday, February 10th, 2018

First Human Eggs Grown In Laboratory

Human eggs have been grown in the laboratory for the first time, say researchers at the University of Edinburgh. The team say the technique could lead to new ways of preserving the fertility of children having More...

Handheld device
By Jennifer Lewis On Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Handheld Device Sequences Human Genome

Scientists have used a device that fits in the palm of the hand to sequence the human genome. They say the feat, detailed in the journal Nature Biotechnology, opens up exciting possibilities for using genetics More...

Brazil Yellow Fever
By Jennifer Lewis On Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Brazil Declares Yellow Fever Emergency In Minas Gerais

Brazil’s south-eastern state of Minas Gerais has declared a public health emergency following a deadly outbreak of yellow fever. At least 15 people have died there since December. Many areas, including the More...

Clean Pesticides
By Sam Felton On Monday, December 18th, 2017

This Is The Best Way To Clean Pesticides Off Your Fruit, According To Science

We hate to break it to you, but you might want to start scrubbing your fruits and veggies a little harder. Not only can eating pesticides seriously damage your health, but most of your favorite fruits and vegetables More...

Mers In Thailand
By Jennifer Lewis On Saturday, June 20th, 2015

MERS Arrives To Thailand Through The Visitor From Oman.

Thailand has confirmed its first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers), the deadly virus that has killed 24 people in South Korea. The man – whose name has not been released – is now in quarantine More...

By Sam Felton On Thursday, June 18th, 2015

At Dundee University A New Anti-Malaria Drug Has Been Developed.

The details of the discovery, properties and mechanism of action of a novel antimalarial compound, DDD107498, have been published in the journalNature. DDD107498 has the potential to treat malaria patients in a More...

By Jennifer Lewis On Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

A Study Shows That Eating Chocolate Can Lower The Risk Of Heart Diseases.

Eating more chocolate – 100g is around two bars of Dairy Milk a day – also gave an 11% lower risk of cardiovascular disease and a 25% reduced risk of associated death. Eating up to 100g (4oz) of chocolate More...