Tag: Europe

Only the tip of the iceberg: Germany threaten new disease waves

Many viruses have been recognized to be a fatal triumph to the world. Tropical pathogens, such as the Zika Virus appears, increasingly, to Europe, among other things, because the transmitting mosquitoes spread increased. Germany, too, new disease waves threaten to completely. Exotic pathogens spread increasingly also in Europe. Currently, French authorities have reported two first,

Bayer sells Dr. Scholl’s foot care business to Boston firm

German pharmaceutical and chemical company Bayer AG says U.S. investment firm Yellow Wood Partners will buy its Dr. Scholl’s foot care business for $585 million. Bayer said Monday that the sale will enable it to “focus on building its core over-the-counter brands.” It said that Yellow Wood Partners, based in Boston, will create a stand-alone

Study challenges health benefits of moderate drinking

It might just be enough to kill your buzz: A new study challenges the idea that a drink or two a day could actually be good for you. In a study conducted in China, the researchers found that moderate drinking slightly raised the risk of stroke and high blood pressure. They weren’t able to figure

Passengers, crew on Virgin flight quarantined in UK

Virgin Atlantic says all passengers and crew on a charter flight from Barbados to London have been put into quarantine because of widespread illness on board. The airline said the passengers and crew were taken to a reception center near London Gatwick Airport for medical assessment after the plane landed Wednesday morning. It said “a

Gonorrhoea: Drug resistance compromises recommended treatment in Europe

Gonorrhoea is the second most commonly notified sexually transmitted infection across the EU/EEA countries with almost 500 000 reported cases between 2007 and 2016. The infection is treatable but Neisseria gonorrhoeae keep showing high levels of azithromycin resistance according to latest results of the European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme. This antibiotic agent is part of

Study points to increased risk of harm from cannabis across Europe

Cannabis resin and herbal cannabis have significantly increased in potency and in price, according to the first study to investigate changes in cannabis across Europe. The study, published today in the journal Addiction by researchers from the University of Bath and King’s College London, draws on data collected from across 28 EU Member states, as

Mixed trends in teenage ‘new smoker’ rates in Europe

In most of Europe, the rates of smoking initiation among older teens have declined since the 1970s, while “new smoker” rates among younger teens have risen in recent years, according to a study published August 22, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by an international team of researchers involved in the Ageing Lungs in