Washing Hands In Cold Water ‘As Good As Hot’

US scientists say they have poured cold water on the theory that washing hands with hot water kills more germs than unheated water. The small study of 20 people found using water at 15C (59F) left hands as clean as water heated to 38C (100F) . The report, in the…

Ebola Vaccine Approved For Congo Amid Outbreak In Remote Region

Officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have approved the use of an experimental Ebola vaccine in the hopes of stemming the spread of a recent outbreak of the deadly virus in the African nation. While DRC officials approved the use of rVSV-ZEBOV, Congolese authorities and the World Health…

Did India Hide Its First Cases Of Zika Virus?

On Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said India’s health ministry had confirmed three cases of the mosquito-borne virus from the city of Ahmedabad in western Gujarat state. Authorities in Gujarat said the cases were reported in a bustling neighbourhood between November 2016 and February 2017. Even before the first…

Ebola Survivor’s Blood Could Lead To Future Vaccine

The West African Ebola outbreak , which peaked between August and September 2014, killed 11,310 people, according to the World Health Organization . But some people survived , and from one comes hope. Researchers report today (May 18) in the journal Cell that the blood from one of the survivors…

Uk’s First Proton Beam Machine Arrives At Newport Clinic

A key component of the UK’s first high-energy proton beam machine has been delivered to its new home in Newport. Proton Partners International (PPI) received the part that will fire the cancer-treating beam at its Rutherford Cancer Centre. PPI said the UK’s “most-advanced piece of cancer machinery” could transform treatment…

Us Teen Died After Drinking Caffeine Too Quickly, Coroner Says

A healthy teenager in the US state of South Carolina died from drinking several highly-caffeinated drinks too quickly, a coroner has ruled. A healthy teenager in the US state of South Carolina died from drinking several highly-caffeinated drinks too quickly, a coroner has ruled. Davis Allen Cripe collapsed at a…

Man Gets Parasite Infection After Eating Sushi

Sushi may sound like a healthy choice, but if it’s not prepared properly, raw fish can carry some pretty icky parasites. That’s what sent a 32-year-old Portuguese man to the emergency room with vomiting, severe gastrointestinal pain, and a low grade fever, according to a new case study. At first…