Bid To Scrap Austria May 2018 Smoking Ban

Plans for a total ban on smoking in Austria’s bars and restaurants has been scrapped, according to the far-right Freedom Party. The ban, a policy of the outgoing government, was due to come into effect in May 2018. Scrapping the plans was agreed by the…

Study Links Mouth Bacteria With Esophageal Cancer

Though it’s far from a sure thing, brushing your teeth regularly is never a bad idea. Is the toothbrush a powerful disease-fighting tool? Maybe. Changes in the collection of bacteria living in our mouths have been linked to colorectal cancer, oral cancer and even diabetes. Bad…

‘Third Of Mothers’ Experience Mental Health Issues

More than a third of mothers have experienced mental health issues related to parenthood, according to an online survey of 1,800 British parents by Surgical Blog Radio 5 live and YouGov. The study revealed that, in comparison, 17% of fathers had experienced similar issues. More than…

A Zika Vaccine Shows Signs Of Success In An Early Human Trial

A DNA-based Zika vaccine from Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc ino and South Korea’s GeneOne Life Science Inc induced anti-Zika immune responses in an early stage human trial, U.S. researchers reported on Wednesday. Unlike conventional vaccines, which often use inactivated or killed versions of a virus, the…

First Global Pledge To End Cholera By 2030

Health officials from around the world are meeting in France to commit to preventing 90% of cholera deaths by 2030. The disease, which is spread through contaminated water, kills about 100,000 people every year. It is the first time governments, the World Health Organization, aid…

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