To protect us all, babies travelling overseas may need the measles shot at 6 months instead of 12

Babies are normally vaccinated against measles at 12 months old. But doctors are now suggesting having the shot as early as six months might be worthwhile for youngsters traveling overseas.

By Nicholas Wood, Alexis Pillsbury and Jean Li-Kim-Moy 28 Jun 2019


What the US could learn about vaccination from Nigeria

To consider that Nigeria, infamous for anti-vaxx campaigns leading to polio outbreaks, has any lessons for Americans may be shocking...

By Shobana Shankar 7 Jun 2019


New graduate registered nurses find it hard to get their first job

Becoming a registered nurse is difficult but this is just the first step of the struggle that is going to come. Although there is a clear demand for RNs, according to the American Association Of Colleges Of Nursing, this does not mean that the demand is present everywhere...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 15 Nov 2017


Zuckerberg charity buys AI startup to battle disease

A charitable foundation backed by Mark Zuckerberg and his wife said Monday it has bought a Canadian artificial intelligence startup as part of a mission to eradicate disease...

25 Jan 2017


Violent video games linked to risk of crime, alcohol abuse

WASHINGTON, USA: Violent video games glorifying antisocial characters could increase teenage gamers' risk of criminal and other risky behavior like smoking and alcohol use, a US study claims.

5 Aug 2014


GSK's blockbuster drug Avandia reviewed

WASHINGTON, USA: GlaxoSmithKline's controversial diabetes drug Avandia, restricted in the US and banned in Europe over concerns it raises heart attack risk, is getting a second look this week by US medical experts.

6 Jun 2013


Bacteria may halt pancreatic cancer's spread

WASHINGTON, USA: An experimental therapy that uses Listeria bacteria to infect pancreatic cancer cells and deliver tumour-killing drugs has shown promise in laboratory animal research, US scientists said on Monday (22 April).

23 Apr 2013


Super-computer to work on cancer

WASHINGTON, USA: IBM is putting its Watson super-computer to work fighting cancer, in what is described as the first commercial computer program of its kind to use "big data" to help patients with the disease.

12 Feb 2013


Are our product preferences shaped in the womb?

CHICAGO, US: Researcher Diana Derval, founder and president of the international firm DervalResearch, has never been afraid of controversy. And that's a good thing, because the science that is her life's work has been known to stir up debate in scientific and marketing circles alike.

2 Nov 2011


Physicians most likely to reach health-related content through natural search and direct navigation

RESTON, and MOUNT LAUREL, US: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, and ImpactRx, a pharmaceutical insights company, has released the second in a series of public reports from the comScore/ImpactRx Physician Behavioral Measurement Solution.

7 Mar 2011

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