Category Archives: HEALTH AND FITNESS

Antibiotic resistance: 8,000 new drug combinations are effective

New research has revealed that, contrary to traditional beliefs in the medical community, four- or five-drug combinations can be effective in treating infection with treatment-resistant bacteria. Laboratory experiments and computational analyses reveal over 8,000 antibiotic combinations that can treat resistant bacteria. Antibiotic, or antimicrobial, resistance occurs when bacteria or viruses — sometimes called superbugs —… Read More »

Ovarian cancer: Scientists find a way to launch dual attack

Hitting two targets on the cancer cell could greatly increase the power of antibody therapy to kill ovarian cancer. Antibody therapy is a type of immune therapy, or immunotherapy, that uses enhanced antibodies to identify disease targets and then kill them or summon immune cells to kill them. Its success in treating ovarian cancer and other solid… Read More »

Existing liver drug can help treat Alzheimer’s

Research reveals that an existing drug used to treat liver disease could also be employed in Alzheimer’s disease therapy. The drug “heals” malfunctioning elements at cellular level. It affects around 5.7 million people in the United States and about 46.8 million people worldwide. This condition is characterized by progressive memory loss, difficulties with problem-solving, and disorientation, among other symptoms.… Read More »

Statement of the Eighteenth IHR Emergency Committee Regarding the International Spread of Poliovirus

Statement of the Eighteenth IHR Emergency Committee Regarding the International Spread of Poliovirus The eighteenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director General on 15 August 2018 at WHO headquarters with members, advisers and invited Member States attending via… Read More »