Two years ago, Dr. Ugur Sahin took the stage at a conference in Berlin and made a bold prediction. Speaking to a roomful of infectious disease experts, he said his company might be able to use its so-called messenger RNA technology to rapidly develop a vaccine in the event of a global pandemic.
Strong coronavirus measures today should only last a few weeks, there shouldn’t be a big peak of infections afterwards, and it can all be done for a reasonable cost to society, saving millions of lives along the way. If we don’t take these measures, tens of millions will be infected, many will die, along with anybody else that requires intensive care, because the healthcare system will have collapsed.
Politicians, Community Leaders and Business Leaders: What Should You Do and When?
With everything that’s happening about the Coronavirus, it might be very hard to make a decision of what to do today. Should you wait for more information? Do something today? What?
On December 31, 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) was informed of an outbreak of “pneumonia of unknown cause” detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China – the seventh-largest city in China with 11 million residents. As of January 23, there are over 800 cases of 2019-nCoV confirmed globally, including cases in at least 20 regions in China and nine countries/territories. The first reported infected individuals, some of whom showed symptoms as early as December 8, were discovered to be among stallholders from the Wuhan South China Seafood Market.
As if interfering with elections wasn't enough, authors linked to several accounts identified as Russian backed antagonists – or trolls, if you prefer – are stirring up hatred and confusion on vaccines.
Still nibbling Valentine's Day goodies? Munching packaged cereals, pancakes or muffins for breakfast? Enjoying a lunch of processed meats and bread, sweetened pasta sauce, or even a salad drenched in dressing?
The number of obese children and adolescents worldwide has jumped tenfold in the past 40 years and the rise is accelerating in low- and middle-income countries, especially in Asia, a major study said on Wednesday.
A new book takes a hard look at the chicken industry for its role in fostering antibiotic resistance.Journalist Maryn McKenna opens Big Chicken by teasing our taste buds with a description of the succulent roasted chickens she bought at an open-air market in Paris. The birds tasted nothing like the bland, uniform chicken offered at U.S. grocery stores.
If you speak to someone who has suffered from insomnia at all as an adult, chances are good that person has either tried using marijuana, or cannabis, for sleep or has thought about it .This is reflected in the many variations of cannabinoid or cannabis-based medicines available to improve sleep – like Nabilone, Dronabinol and Marinol. It's also a common reason why many cannabis users seek medical marijuana cards.
n one of the largest efforts to build a comprehensive catalog of genetic vulnerabilities in cancer, researchers from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have identified more than 760 genes upon which multiple types of cancer cells are strongly dependent for their growth and survival.
The designers of our smartphones, tablets, and laptop screens have been able to create incredibly powerful lights. These screens glow bright enough to be seen during a sunny day. At night, they're so strong that they've been compared to a "little window" that daylight can peer through.
Amid alarming rise in the number of heart failure cases in India, the Heart Failure Summit 2017 was organised at a private hotel in Chandigarh on Sunday 30 July. The main aim of the summit organised by Heart Foundation was to create awareness among the masses regarding the symptoms, precautions and treatment of cardiac arrest as well as details about heart failure management.
When it comes to ketamine many might leap to thoughts of electronic music, psychedelic visions and out-of-body experiences. But new research has added to existing evidence that this party drug could be a safe, fast, and effective treatment for...
Babies who lacked vitamin E nourishment when in the womb are likely to be at an increased risk of developing impairments in mental skills such as learning and metabolic problems, a research has showed.
For new mothers, eating their own (and child's) placenta has become a popular trend in the US and other western societies. And while it may seem unnecessarily gross, advocates of the practice – called placentophagy – claim a wide range of benefits,...
"For me, a calorie is a unit of measurement that's a real pain in the rear."
Bo Nash is 38. He lives in Arlington, Texas, where he's a technology director for a textbook publisher. And he's 5'10" and 245-lbs (111kg) – which means he is classed as obese.
The study found that people who spend increasing time sitting are at an increased risk of serious health problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes or death from all causes.One should not sit for long hours because it may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Researchers have said that getting up and taking brisk walks for two minutes every half an hour may lower the level of fatty acids that lead to clogged arteries.
According to researchers, people with persistent mental distress, including depression and anxiety, were nearly four times as likely to have died of cardiovascular disease and nearly three times as likely to have died from any cause.Relax your mind if you have a heart disease, as a study has found that people, who persistently experience moderate to severe mental distress are at increased risk of death.
Scientists studying Alzheimer's have found that staying moderately active can lead to healthier brain functions in those at risk of developing the disease, potentially giving us another clue how to beat the condition.
India is presently witnessing nearly two million heart attacks annually. A heart attack (clinically known as myocardial infarction) is the permanent damage or death of the heart muscles due to lack of oxygen-rich blood.
Bones send out hormone signals that chat with other parts of the body, studies in mice show. What influence these hormones have in people, though, remain a mystery.Long typecast as the strong silent type, bones are speaking up.
A method that gives mice a tan without using ultraviolet radiation now works in human skin samples. It’s an early step in developing a lotion or cream that might provide fair-skinned folk with protection against skin cancer.
Vaginal bacteria affect how well microbicide gels used to prevent HIV work.A vaginal gel containing tenofovir, an antiretroviral drug used to treat HIV infection, was three times as effective at preventing HIV in women who had healthy vaginal bacterial communities as it was in women with a less beneficial mix. The finding may help explain why the effectiveness of these gels has varied in trials, researchers report in the June 2 Science.
There's something about health and nutrition folk wisdom that's resistant to truth. Common health 'facts' include the ideas that MSG will make you sick, that a juice detox is just what you need after a week of indulgence, and that sports drinks...
A common blood test has shown to be just as accurate in predicting any type of cancer as a lump is for breast cancer, and researchers say it's the most promising detection method for cancer in 30 years.
We currently diagnose depression based on what individuals tell us about their feelings – or those of their loved ones. People with depression usually describe feeling sad or say they are unable to enjoy the things they used to.
For a long time people have been told that caffeine is a diuretic. For some, this translates into advice to avoid or remove caffeinated beverages from the diet of people at risk of dehydration, or during periods of extreme summer heat.
Popular Prostate Cancer Therapy Is Short, Intense and Unproved. Researchers hope a study will shed some light on a cancer treatment, using radiation, that is growing in popularity and surrounded by questions.