DR Congo Ebola outbreak: WHO in emergency talks as cases spread

One year ago   |   By BBC

The World Health Organization mulls a wider response as an outbreak in DR Congo spreads to a city.
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Ebola outbreak spreads to Congo city of 1 million

One year ago   |   By News Medical

There has been a confirmed case of Ebola in the Mbandaka city of Congo that has a population of 1.2 million. This is the first urban case in the latest outbreak and is being considered to be one of the most serious ones in recent times. The last major outbreaks have affected people across West Africa between 2014 and 2016.
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How Does Room Temperature Affect Test Scores?

How Does Room Temperature Affect Test Scores?

The findings suggest that ordinary variations in room temperature can affect brain performance significantly and differently for men and women, the study authors said. Read more ...

Opioid Users' Kids May Be At Higher Suicide Risk

Opioid Users' Kids May Be At Higher Suicide Risk

The findings suggest that opioid use by a parent or parents doubles the risk for suicidal behavior by their children, study co-author Dr. David Brent says. Read more ...

Turn off the AC! Women's cognitive performance better at HIGHER room...

Turn off the AC! Women's cognitive performance better at HIGHER room temperature - but men's isn't 

A study, led by the USC Marshall School of Business, found women performed better on math and verbal tests when room temperature was warmer, but men did better with cooler... Read more ...

Bipolar people are seven times more likely to develop Parkinson's later in life

Bipolar people are seven times more likely to develop Parkinson's later in life

Researchers in Taipei found that about 0.7 percent of people with bipolar disorder develop Parkinson's - compared to just 0.1 percent of people without the mood disorder... Read more ...

Benralizumab Found Ineffective in Reducing Attacks in Moderate to Severe COPD

Benralizumab Found Ineffective in Reducing Attacks in Moderate to Severe COPD

Temple University hospital played critical role in two international phase III clinical studies that found benralizumab not effective in reducing exacerbations for patients... Read more ...

Brain Network Activity Helps Epileptic Patients

Brain Network Activity Helps Epileptic Patients

In epilepsy patients, brain network activity can improve after surgery, said researchers. Brain networks involved in the study are important for keeping the brain awake and alert. Read more ...

Poor diet accounts for over 80,000 cancer cases a year, study suggests

Poor diet accounts for over 80,000 cancer cases a year, study suggests

The processed foods of the Western diet can cause weight gain and new Tufts University research breaks down what foods are linked to which cancers, finding the low grain intake... Read more ...

Study Leads to Improved Vaccinations Against Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Study Leads to Improved Vaccinations Against Sexually Transmitted Diseases

New study findings were found to lead to improved vaccinations against sexually transmitted infections. Read more ...

Millions of Europeans at Risk of Chronic Digestive Diseases

Millions of Europeans at Risk of Chronic Digestive Diseases

Poor nutritional choices, including a high intake of ultra-processed foods and trans-fats, are putting millions of Europeans at an increased risk of a range of chronic... Read more ...

Mung beans enrich soil organic carbon in cereal-cereal cropping systems

Mung beans enrich soil organic carbon in cereal-cereal cropping systems

A study funded by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research revealed that mung beans could be used to boost soil organic carbon levels in cereal-cereal cropping systems... Read more ...