Kids Health

Safety First! Celebrity Parents Teach Their Babies to Swim

These celebrities aren’t wasting any time getting their babies in the water! Dwayne Wade, Kenya Moore and more parents are making sure their little ones know how to swim safely. Wade and  Gabrielle Union‘s daughter, Kaavia, learned how to swim in July 2019 at 9 months. “Ms. Monica said, ‘Go!’ and @kaaviajames just jumped off […]

Health Problems

Brazil confirms first measles death this year

Brazilian health authorities say the country has had its first death from measles this year. Brazil’s Health Ministry said Thursday that a 42-year-old man died from measles in Sao Paulo. He was not vaccinated against the disease. Nearly all the measles cases recorded this year in Brazil are in the state of Sao Paulo, where […]

Personal Health

First CRISPR study inside the body to start in US

Patients are about to be enrolled in the first study to test a gene-editing technique known as CRISPR inside the body to try to cure an inherited form of blindness. People with the disease have healthy eyes but lack a gene that converts light into signals to the brain that enable sight. The experimental treatment […]

Health Problems

First step to induce self-repair in the central nervous system

Damaged peripheral nerves can regenerate after an injury, for example, following a forearm fracture. Axons, the long projections of neurons that transmit stimuli or signals to other cells, are affected in the case of injury and need to regrow to recover their function. The research team led by Prof. Claire Jacob at Johannes Gutenberg University […]

Health News

First randomised trial finds no substantial difference in risk of acquiring HIV for 3 different forms of contraception

Previous research has suggested that some contraceptive methods may increase women’s susceptibility to HIV. However, all three forms of contraception trialled were safe and highly effective, supporting their continued and increased access alongside high quality HIV prevention services. A randomised trial of more than 7,800 African women found that a type of contraceptive injection (intramuscular […]

Health Problems

In first for EU, anti-skin cancer drug approved

French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi on Friday said the European Medicines Agency had conditionally approved its anti-cancer drug Libtayo, the first drug of its kind to be authorised for use in the EU. The tumour-reducing drug is aimed at patients with the second most common form of skin cancer—cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC)—whose cancer is advanced, […]