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…

Zika Virus: Brazil Says Emergency Is Over

Brazil has declared an end to a national emergency over the Zika virus after a sharp decrease in cases. The number of cases dropped 95% between January and April, compared to the same period a year ago, officials said. The virus has been linked to the birth of babies with…

Robot Completes Delicate Eye Surgery In First

In a medical first, surgeons have used a robot to operate inside the human eye , greatly improving the accuracy of a delicate surgery to remove fine membrane growth on the retina . Such growth distorts vision and, if left unchecked, can lead to blindness in the affected eye. In…