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17 May 18'
DRCs Ebola outbreak to be treated with experimental vaccine

DRCs Ebola outbreak to be treated with experimental vaccine

Earlier this month, 8 May 2018, the WHO (World Health Organisation) officially announced yet another outbreak of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). At least 7 newly confirmed cases of the disease (and many other instances noted as probable or suspected), mostly from the Bikoro health zone (Equateur province) officially mark the ninth outbreak in the country. Along with coordinated rapid response efforts already underway, an experimental vaccine has now reached the DRC in an attempt to contain the acute and potentially deadly effects of this infectious disease.


04 May 18'
Anticholinergic drugs linked to dementia risk

Anticholinergic drugs linked to dementia risk

A group of symptoms associated with memory dysfunction and cognitive skills, dementia is a condition which many fear they may develop during old age. The symptoms associated with this condition can have a disruptive effect on a person’s ability to go about daily routines, inhibiting normal function. A new study has assessed whether anticholinergic medications could influence the risk of developing dementia, and it appears that there is a potential link worth noting…


20 Apr 18'
Painkillers and pregnancy – Could you be harming your baby’s future fertility?

Painkillers and pregnancy – Could you be harming your baby’s future fertility?

The use of painkillers at the recommended dosages for women treating minor aches and pains during pregnancy is fairly common practice. But does even the lowest dosage still carry some degree of risk for an unborn baby? A new study suggests that popular over-the-counter varieties, paracetamol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen (a popular NSAID) taken during pregnancy may harm the future fertility of unborn babies of both sexes and have an epigenetic impact on the fertility potential of generations thereafter.