Saturday, July 6, 2013
The new MERS coronavirus that has claimed dozens of lives in the Middle East does not yet have the ability to trigger a pandemic, but vigilance is needed in case it mutates, French scientists said on Friday.
On any given day, some 80,000 patients in Europe are fighting an infection they picked up in hospital, often while in intensive care, the EU's disease monitoring agency said in a survey published on Thursday.
Saturday, June 29, 2013
A gene scorecard may one day help predict which youngsters are likely to grow out of childhood asthma and which will have the disease in adulthood, a study said on Thursday.
The mood-stabilizing drug lithium reduces suicide risk by more than 60 percent among people with depression, a study said Thursday.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Paleontologists on Wednesday said they had found the fossilized remains of a tiny tree-dwelling creature that lived around 55 million years ago, making it the oldest primate ever found.
An experimental therapy has shown promise in treating multiple sclerosis without weakening the immune system and could help target other autoimmune and allergic diseases, researchers said Wednesday.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Tamiflu, the frontline treatment for influenza, offers no benefit for patients if it is administered in double the normal dose, a study conducted in Southeast Asia said on Thursday.