Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Health

11/02/2018 - 08:55

Scientists in the US have recruited an unlikely ally in their efforts to develop a new flu treatment. Llamas have been used to produce a new antibody therapy that has the potential to work against all types of flu, including new pandemics.

Influenza is the ultimate shape-shifter, constantly mutating its appearance to evade our immune system.

11/02/2018 - 08:31

Scientists in the UK and The Gambia say they have the first evidence that dogs can sniff out malaria. They have trained dogs to recognise tell-tale aromas using clothes from people infected with the disease.

It is hoped the animals can be used to stop malaria spreading and eventually help with eradication.

11/02/2018 - 08:26

A professor of surgery says students have spent so much time in front of screens and so little time using their hands that they have lost the dexterity for stitching or sewing up patients.

10/26/2018 - 00:19

Scientists say they have engineered a new antibiotic that appears promising in early clinical trials. The drug, made by Shionogi Inc, acts like the Trojan horse in Greek legend to trick bacteria into allowing it to enter.

10/18/2018 - 21:06

Bill Turnbull has described dealing with cancer every day as "relentlessly boring" and admitted he asked doctors to stop his "unbearable" chemotherapy.

10/08/2018 - 02:12

Australia will remove a controversial tax on female sanitary products following years of campaigning by women's groups. Currently, tampons and sanitary pads are sold with a 10% goods and services tax (GST) because they are categorised as non-essential items.

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