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Spread of pathogens through the air has been described variously by different stakeholders for long. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the terms ‘airborne’, ‘airborne transmission’ and ‘aerosol transmission’ were used differently in different disciplines. It is thought that this may...
In order to harness generative AI for public health, WHO has launched SARAH (Smart AI Resource Assistant for Health), a digital health promoter to help people lead a healthier life. Available 24/7 in eight languages via video or text,...
Analysis of Health Survey for England 2013 to 2019 has revealed that an estimated 7% of adults showed evidence of type 2 diabetes, and 3 in 10 (30%) of those were undiagnosed; this equates to approximately 1 million adults...
Researchers have discovered 275 million new genetic variants from data shared by 250,000 participants of All of us Research Programme of NIH. This vast unexplored data will help better understand influence of genetics on health and disease.   Researchers have identified...
Third session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP3) held in Panama City to combat illicit tobacco trade concludes with Panama Declaration that calls on national governments to be wary of the ceaseless campaign by the tobacco industry and...
WHO has issued new guidance on the ethics and governance of large multi-modal models (LMMs) for its appropriate use to promote and protect the health of populations. LMMs is a type of fast-growing generative artificial intelligence (AI) technology that...
Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), first detected in 1996 in the United Kingdom, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or ‘mad cow’ disease) and Zombie deer disease or Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is currently in news have one thing in common – the causative agents of...
A clinical trial for pregnant women at high risk of a low-birth-weight baby has demonstrated that Mediterranean diet or mindfulness-based stress reduction interventions during pregnancy reduce the prevalence of low birth weight by 29-36%.   Low birth weight babies (birth weight...
A trial comparing placebo, 5% and 10% minoxidil solution on the scalps of men experiencing male pattern baldness surprisingly found that the efficacy of minoxidil was not dose-dependant as 5% minoxidil was significantly more effective at regrowing hair than...
A recent human study showed that just 10 days of caffeine consumption caused a significant dose-dependant reduction in grey matter volume in the medial temporal lobe1, which has many important functions such as cognition, emotional regulation and storage of...
Recent research studying almost 44,000 men and women finds that higher levels of vitamin C and vitamin E in the diet are associated with lower risk of Parkinson's Disease1. Vitamins C and E are antioxidants2. Antioxidants counteract oxidative stress, which...
A recent study suggests that combining a high load resistance exercise for a muscle group (such as relatively heavy dumbbell bicep curls) with a low load exercise (such as very light weight dumbbell bicep curls for many repetitions) is...
New study suggests that increased dietary intake of fructose (fruit sugar) may have negative effect on immunity. This further adds reason to caution dietary intake of fructose, with regard to its effects on the immune system. Fructose is a simple...
Use of GABAB (GABA type B) agonist, ADX71441, in preclinical trials caused significant reductions in alcohol intake. The drug potently reduced motivation to drink and alcohol-seeking behaviours. Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the main inhibitory neurotransmitter1. GABA is one of the...
Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) is a prominent growth factor which conducts many of the growth-promoting effects of growth hormone (GH) through GH's stimulation of IGF-1 release from the liver.1. IGF-1 signalling promotes growth and spread of cancer and...
Intermittent fasting has a wide range of effects on the endocrine system of which many could be detrimental. Therefore, time-restricted feeding (TRF) should not be prescribed generically without a health professional examining individual-specific costs and benefits to see if...
Endurance, or "aerobic" exercise, is generally viewed as cardiovascular exercise and is not generally associated with skeletal muscle hypertrophy. Endurance exercise is defined as exerting a low-intensity load on a muscle over a long period of time, such as...
AN AMBULANCE service stalwart is celebrating a half-century of saving lives in North Wales. Fifty years ago today, on 08 June 1970, an 18-year-old Barry Davies from Drury, Flintshire, joined the ambulance service inspired by a childhood in the St...
Scurvy, a disease caused due to deficiency of vitamin C in diet is supposed to be non-existent, however there were several reports of cases of scurvy among children, especially among those with special needs due to developmental disorders. Dentists...
Founded by NHS workers to help NHS workers, has raised funds to financially support workers during the national health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. A UK charity HEROES has raised £ 1 million to financially support NHS to cover...
The Welsh Ambulance Service is asking the public to be open and transparent about the nature of their call and their symptoms so it can signpost patients to the most appropriate care and safeguard its crews from contracting the...
Women need safe, effective and comfortable sanitary products for menstrual management. New study summarizes that menstrual cups are safe, reliable, acceptable yet low-cost and environment-friendly alternative to existing sanitary products like tampons. Enabling menstruating girls and women to make...
Study shows a positive association between consumption of sugary beverages and 100 percent fruit juices with increased risk of overall cancer and breast cancer. The study adds evidence to support policy decisions to restrict consumption of sugary drinks by...
Scientists have demonstrated for the first time effects of Matcha tea powder and extract in reducing anxiety in an animal model. Matcha is a safe, natural alternative to relieve anxiety and elevate mood. Mood and anxiety disorders are becoming commonplace...
Scientists have incorporated a nanomaterial having antibacterial property into composite filling material. This new filling material can effectively prevent reoccurrence of tooth cavities caused due to virulent bacteria. Tooth decay (called dental cavities or dental caries) is a very common...

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