Saskatchewan HIV, HCV education program continuing at USask College of Medicine

Saskatchewan HIV, HCV education program continuing at USask College of Medicine

The education program helps address the complexities driving sexually transmitted and blood borne infection (STBBI) rates in Saskatchewan and their impact on patient care. Content will include the clinical treatment and management of infections and will feature the involvement of HIV/HCV experienced care providers, organizations, and community members to create made-in-Saskatchewan solutions to the province’s […]

Women With Long Covid Are More Likely To Suffer From Mood And Gastrointestinal Disorders Than Men

Women With Long Covid Are More Likely To Suffer From Mood And Gastrointestinal Disorders Than Men

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 2022/03/09: A protester holds up a placard demanding research into Long … [+] Covid-19 during the demonstration. A protest group in Parliament Square demands the government invest some money into researching Long Covid-19. They say many people are experiencing life-changing injuries due to health complications following exposure to Covid-19 variants in […]

Ahead of the WHO emergency deliberations, the World Health Network declares monkeypox a pandemic

Ahead of the WHO emergency deliberations, the World Health Network declares monkeypox a pandemic

In a lead-up to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) emergency meeting on Thursday to decide on whether the current global outbreak of the monkeypox virus should be declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), the World Health Network (WHN), an independent international collaboration of scientists and concerned citizens, said on Wednesday, June 22, […]

U.K. declares ‘national incident’ after polio virus traces found in sewage

U.K. declares ‘national incident’ after polio virus traces found in sewage

Placeholder while article actions load LONDON — The United Kingdom has declared a rare “national incident” after traces of the highly contagious polio virus were found in sewage in London, the government said. Britain, like many developed nations, has been largely polio-free since the 1980s due to the high uptake of the vaccine. So far, […]

UK public health officials declare national incident over poliovirus

Public health officials have declared a national incident after routine surveillance of wastewater in north and east London found evidence of community transmission of poliovirus for the first time. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said waste from the Beckton sewage treatment works in Newham tested positive for vaccine-derived poliovirus in February and that further […]

A new hope for a therapy against retinitis pigmentosa

A new hope for a therapy against retinitis pigmentosa

Retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative genetic disease of the eye, is characterized by progressive vision loss, usually leading to blindness. In some patients, structural defects in the photoreceptor cells have been observed, but the molecular mechanisms involved are not understood. A team from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), in collaboration with the University of Lausanne (UNIL), […]

New Study Finds Children with Vision Impairment More Likely to Suffer from Depression and Anxiety

New Study Finds Children with Vision Impairment More Likely to Suffer from Depression and Anxiety

NEW YORK, June 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A new study by eye care nonprofit Orbis International found that children with myopia (nearsightedness) experienced significantly higher levels of depression and anxiety than their peers without vision impairment. In addition, findings indicated that surgery to correct strabismus (misalignment of the eyes) significantly improved symptoms of depression and anxiety […]

Bird flu is on the rise in the UK. Are chickens in the back garden to blame?

Bird flu outbreaks rose nearly fivefold last year, creating an urgent need for research into preventing the spread of the disease, according to the head of a new consortium investigating the virus. The record of 26 outbreaks involving H5N1 in 2021 has been shattered, with 121 outbreaks involving the H5 serotype this year, according to […]

5 check-ups every man needs

5 check-ups every man needs

New Delhi: Most people underestimate the significance of regular examinations. Our hectic and unpredictable lifestyle frequently prevents us from seeking routine preventive care. People usually only come when they are seriously ill. In fact, health surveys show that men are less likely than women to visit doctors. Men over the age of 50 should have […]