U.N. Medical Airlift Of Yemenis Offers Glimmer Of Hope In Humanitarian Crisis

NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Lise Grande, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, about the medical air bridge operation which brought the first group of Yemeni patients to Amman, Jordan. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: To rare good news from the war in Yemen – …

Medical News Today: Cancer: Using copper to boost immunotherapy

An interdisciplinary group of scientists has successfully destroyed tumor cells in mice by using nano-sized copper compounds alongside immunotherapy. Importantly, the tumors did not return after the treatment ceased. According to the World Health Organization, cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide — …

What to look for in a medical website

There is a growing trend in which many users, especially the young generation, are seeking information online. It is estimated that more than 40% of the world population regularly uses the internet, while 75% of internet users search for medical and health information. However, the …

Medical News Today: Could a probiotic prevent or reverse Parkinson’s?

A new study using a roundworm model of Parkinson’s disease found that a probiotic bacterium could prevent, and in some cases reverse, toxic protein buildup. Misfolded alpha-synuclein proteins in the brain are the hallmark sign of Parkinson’s disease. Many experts believe that these toxic protein …

Medical News Today: Giving TB vaccine intravenously boosts efficacy

Experiments in rhesus macaques show that changing the mode of administration of an existing vaccine yields “amazing” results in the fight against tuberculosis (TB). Share on PinterestDelivering the TB vaccine intravenously rather than intradermally may prove significantly more effective. Globally, TB is one of the …

Guide to Medical Care When You’re Not Working

Medical care is always going to be a concern, even if you don’t currently need any it’s always something that niggles away at the back of the mind, the what if can be a worrying powerful concern. So it’s natural to assume that if you …

Medical News Today: Heart health: Are women getting incorrect treatment?

Recent research suggests that ignoring sex-specific risk factors of heart disease has resulted in women having a higher risk of dying from heart failure than men. Share on PinterestDifferences between men and women may mean that the latter do not receive the right treatment for …

Medical News Today: Online information about probiotics often misleading

As probiotics grow in popularity, a recent study investigates the reliability of online information. They find that the majority of “top” websites provide information that lacks scientific evidence. As scientists have become increasingly interested in the role of gut bacteria, so have the public. In …

Medical News Today: Older adults who drink tea are less likely to be depressed

Previous research has suggested that there is a link between depression and tea drinking. Now, a new study is investigating this relationship further. Depression is common among older adults, with 7% of those over the age of 60 years reporting “major depressive disorder.” Accordingly, research …

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