The World Health Organization said Wednesday that about 28 million vaccine doses have been administered so far in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic—largely in the wealthiest countries. WHO emergencies director Michael Ryan said around 46 countries had started their coronavirus vaccination campaigns—of which 38 were high-income countries. “We’ve about 28 million vaccine doses that
Young offenders locked in a secure unit are to be offered sports including orienteering and bushcraft as part of a research project to see if challenging, fun activity can help turn lives around. Sports and physical activity are at the heart of the project aimed at helping rehabilitate young people held at Medway Secure Training
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 — Scientists say nearly 2,000 previously unknown types of bacteria in the human gut have been identified. The human gut hosts many species of microbes, collectively referred to as the gut microbiota. Scientists are working to identify the individual species and understand the roles they play in human health. While investigators
Admission to hospital with a heart attack outside normal working hours does not appear to increase a patient’s chance of dying in hospital, according to a study of more than 600,000 patient cases. The new research suggests that fears about potential differences in outcomes depending on the time of hospital admission may be unfounded. Led
Heart patients are being advised to move around every 20 minutes in a bid to prolong life following a study presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC) 2018. CCC 2018 is being held 20 to 23 October in Toronto, Canada. Visiting experts from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) will participate in joint scientific sessions
(HealthDay)—Can’t quite spit out the right, uh, word at times? A new study helps explain why. European researchers analyzed thousands of recordings of spontaneous speech in different languages from around the world. They included English and Dutch speakers as well as conversation from people in the Amazon rainforest, Siberia, the Himalayas and the Kalahari desert.
Rowan Blanchard was 14 years old when she made headlines for a social media post in which she shared that she struggles with depression. The activist and actor, then starring on Girl Meets World, posted a personal essay reflecting on her year on New Year’s Eve 2015, in which she wrote how she’d come
A research team from Queen’s University Belfast, in collaboration with an international team of experts, have made ground-breaking insights into how inflammatory diseases work. This development could in time lead to new treatments for a range of diseases caused by inflammation, including sepsis, Crohn’s disease, psoriasis and Multiple Sclerosis. The findings have recently been published