Corriere Della Sera: The hospital in Reggio Calabria, Italy resorted to an unusual alternative to orthopaedic casts as the emergency service was running short of plaster supplies. Patients with broken limbs were treated, instead, with makeshift cardboard casts while they waited for the hospital’s orthopaedic department to open the morning after.… Be Informed
CAMBRIDGESHIRE LIVE : Frozen food sold in some of Britain’s biggest supermarkets including Tesco, Lidl, Aldi, Waitrose, and Iceland has been removed from their shelves because of a deadly outbreak of bacteria.
In all 43 products have been recalled and people are being urged to check their freezers for the products.… Be Informed
A healthcare worker has been arrested on suspicion of murdering eight babies and attempting to kill a further six at the Countess of Chester hospital in Cheshire.
Cheshire police said the woman was arrested on Tuesday morning and had been taken into in custody.… Be Informed
Ever notice how mosquitoes seem to frantically feast on some folks while ignoring others? It’s not just your imagination, says entomologist Joseph M. Conlon, a technical advisor to the American Mosquito Control Association.
“There is no question that some individuals are more attractive to mosquitoes due to chemicals they secrete from their skin and from their particular skin flora.”
Five possible reasons are :
- You’re pregnant
- You’re dripping with sweat
- You have type O blood
- You just had a beer
- Your genes make you more attractive
Corriere Della Sera Italian Minister of the Interior, Matteo Salvini, opens a new front. This time, interviewed by Radio Studio 54, he said that ” 10 mandatory vaccines are useless, in many cases dangerous if not harmful”.
This led to an immediate reaction from respected Professor Burioni who tweeted “No, Minister Salvini. … Be Informed
BBC: Multi-use of tea towels is putting households at risk of food poisoning, research suggests.
Scientists from the University of Mauritius examined 100 towels that had been used for a month.
They found E.coli was more likely to be found on towels used for multiple jobs, such as wiping utensils and cleaning surfaces, as well as drying hands.… Be Informed
Longer years in formal education cause a deterioration in vision, a new study suggests. UK researchers analysed over 60,000 people between the ages 40-69 and observed a significant link between the years spent studying and the strength of their eyesight.
With each year in education, the risk of myopia increases by -0.27 dioptres, the study found.… Be Informed
The Guardian reports how despite the fact that for the past two decades, the benefits of high-protein nutritional regimes have been relentlessly marketed to the general public, largely through the booming diet, fitness and protein supplement industries scientific research has suggested it is harmful for one’s health.… Be Informed
Some 70 percent of women with early-stage breast cancer and an intermediate risk of cancer recurrence can safely skip chemotherapy after their tumors have been removed, U.S. researchers said on Sunday.
“This is a major finding,” said Dr. Larry Norton, a breast cancer expert at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York, who helped organise the government-funded study more than a decade ago.… Be Informed
According to new data from the World Health Organization, childhood obesity rates in the Mediterranean region are among the highest in the world.
The new WHO report, presented this week at the European Congress on Obesity in Vienna, indicated that of 34 countries in the European region, the countries of Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta, San Marino and Spain had the highest rates of childhood obesity.… Be Informed
The PBS in the US said that the Trump administration has torpedoed a plan to recommend higher taxes on sugary drinks, forcing a World Health Organization panel to back off the U.N. agency’s previous call for such taxes as a way to fight obesity, diabetes and other life-threatening conditions.… Be Informed
You’re done with your shopping in the supermarket and waiting impatiently for your turn. You’re hungry and there lies the temptation, a rack full of sweets and chocolates. The temptation is so strong that you hardly resist. Then kicks in guilt.… Be Informed
Human corneas have been 3D printed for the first time by scientists at Newcastle University.
The researchers mixed stem cells from a healthy donor cornea with alginate, a gel derived from seaweed, and collagen to create a “bio-ink” solution that can be printed.… Be Informed
President Donald Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, underwent a surgical procedure on Monday to treat a benign kidney condition and will remain at Walter Reed medical centre for the rest of the week, the first lady’s office said.
Spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in a statement that Mrs.… Be Informed
CNN reports that Kate Plants organised a memorial service on Saturday, near Cleveland to grieve for the eggs and embryos that she and hundreds of others lost in a tragic accident in March.
For Plants, who was diagnosed with and treated for with ovarian cancer, that was her last shot at having a biological child.”I think about who they could have been and what they would have been,” Plants said.… Be Informed
An Ebola outbreak has been declared in the north-west of the Democratic Republic of Congo. There are two confirmed cases of the virus and 17 deaths, the health ministry said on Tuesday.
The incident in the town of Bikoro comes more than a year after an outbreak in the country killed four people.… Be Informed
Scientists may have accidentally stumbled onto a cure for male pattern baldness. A drug initially developed for treat osteoporosis – brittle bone disease – has shown impressive effects on hair follicles donated by men with pattern baldness.
WAY-316606 causes hair to grow by 2mm in just six days – a third longer than it normally would.… Be Informed
Measles, which had virtually disappeared in the UK and much of the developed world, is returning with a vengeance, despite the fact we’ve had a cheap and effective vaccine for it since the 1960s.
Cases quadrupled in Europe in 2017 and at least 35 people died, according to the World Health Organisation.… Be Informed
Rome Reports covers the fourth edition of the Unite To Cure Conference, which joins health care professionals from around the world for discussions on the future of medicine.
Throughout the three-day event, key topics from Pope Francis’ vision were addressed, such as preserving the environment, preventative medicine and health care for the most vulnerable.… Be Informed