Camel Milk: A Centuries Old ‘Superfood’ as Diabetes Treatment

16 Aug 2021

If asked to think of a camel, many will invariably call up the emblematic image of a humped animal crossing the horizon in a blazing desert. What they probably won’t think of is a cold glass of milk. But that might soon change, thanks to research uncovering the surprising therapeutic potential contained within camel milk. […]

If I’ve already had COVID, do I need a vaccine? And how does the immune system respond?

13 Aug 2021

Over a year into the pandemic, questions around immune responses after COVID continue to confound.  One question many people are asking is whether the immunity you get from contracting COVID and recovering is enough to protect you in the future. The answer is no, it’s not.  Here’s why. How does our immune response work? Immune […]

Guide To Bladder Cancer

09 Aug 2021

What Is Bladder Cancer? Bladder cancer typically begins in the inner lining of the bladder, the organ that stores urine after it passes from the kidneys. Most bladder cancers when caught early and the disease has not spread beyond the bladder, treatments are highly successful. But bladder cancer tends to come back, so regular check-ups […]

‘War Has Changed:’ CDC Says Delta as Contagious as Chicken Pox

05 Aug 2021

Internal CDC documents support the high transmission rate of the Delta variant and put the risk in easier-to-understand terms. The documents also show that breakthrough infections in the vaccinated make people about as contagious as those who are unvaccinated. The new report, published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), also reveals the delta variant likely […]

ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE (AMR) A SEVERE THREAT TO LIFE DURING COVID AND BEYOND

06 Jul 2021

The stark realities of antimicrobial resistance is Clear. Rising rates of difficult-to-treat infections, as well as Covid 19 infections leave people more vulnerable to serious infections that are resistant to antibiotics. Anti-bacterial resistance remain urgent priorities, experts say. For some patients, the pandemic and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) are intertwined. A lack of new antimicrobials in […]

More Evidence Links COVID Vaccines to Rare Cases of Myocarditis in Youth

29 Jun 2021

Swelling of the heart appears to be a very rare side effect that primarily strikes young people after vaccination for COVID-19, the side effect seems to be more common in teen boys and young men than in older adults and women and may occur in 16 cases for every 1 million people who got a […]

A Guide to Understanding Stroke

23 Jun 2021

Stroke: What You Need to Know What Is a Stroke? A stroke is a medical emergency. It happens when a blood vessel in the brain bursts or, more commonly, when a blockage happens. Without treatment, cells in the brain quickly begin to die. This can cause serious disability or death. If a loved one is […]

The Next Pandemic Is Here and Being Ignored

21 Jun 2021

Antibiotic resistance (AR) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) took a backseat to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it hasn’t gone away. It remains “one of the biggest public health challenges of our time,” as even the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) admits. While antibiotic resistance refers to bacteria resistant to antibiotics, antimicrobial resistance is […]

More Evidence Links COVID Vaccines to Rare Cases of Myocarditis in Youth

16 Jun 2021

  Swelling of the heart appears to be a very rare side effect that primarily strikes young people after vaccination for COVID-19, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expert reported on Thursday, detailing data on cases of myocarditis and pericarditis detected through a government safety system. The side effect seems to be more common in teen boys […]

Second dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine: FAQs about blood clots, safety, risks and symptoms

16 Jun 2021

Rare but serious blood clots that have been linked the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine have many people — especially those who have already had one dose of the vaccine — looking for information. Here are answers to some key questions. If I had a first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, should I have concerns about […]