Rights Groups Question ‘Pregnancy Registration’ for Polish Women — Global Issues

by Ed Holt (bratislava) Tuesday, July 05, 2022 Press Service Bratislava, Jul 5 (IPS) – Women’s rights groups fear that a new legal provision in Poland that requires doctors to collect records of all pregnancies could create what they describe as a ‘pregnancy record’ to monitor whether women are having abortions. Poland has some of … Read more

What does the new cancer vaccine trial mean for curing the disease?

A cancer vaccine tailored from patients’ own tumors produced “really hopeful” results in a trial. None of the eight head and neck cancer patients, who had a high chance of relapse, saw their tumors return four months after receiving the vaccine. For comparison, two control patients who did not receive the jab saw their cancers … Read more

What does the new cancer vaccine trial mean for curing the disease?

A cancer vaccine tailored from patients’ own tumors produced “really hopeful” results in a trial. None of the eight head and neck cancer patients, who had a high chance of relapse, saw their tumors return four months after receiving the vaccine. For comparison, two control patients who did not receive the jab saw their cancers … Read more

Democratic Republic of Congo declares end of latest Ebola outbreak — Global Issues

There have been four confirmed cases of Ebola and one probable case, all of which have died, the WHO said in a statement. The outbreak was the third in Equateur province, northwest Congo. In the previous outbreak in Equateur Province, which lasted from June to November 2020, there were 130 confirmed cases and 55 deaths. … Read more

Animals are essential to preventing the pandemic We must strengthen their defenses — global issues

Opinion by Carel du Marchie Sarvaas (Brussels) Tuesday, July 05, 2022 Press Service BRUSSELS, Jul 5 (IPS) – The writer is executive director of HealthforAnimals, the global animal health association World Zoonoses Day, which will be celebrated on July 6, celebrates the success of the first vaccine created against the zoonotic disease ‘rabies’. It was … Read more

More than 11,000 bowel cancer deaths could be avoided simply by inviting people

More than 11,000 lives could be saved simply by re-inviting people who miss bowel cancer testing, the research suggests. An annual reminder would increase acceptance by nearly 14% and capture thousands of cases of the disease, according to the Cancer Research UK study. All people aged between 60 and 74 who are registered with a … Read more

What are the best value remedies for common skin complaints?

There’s a cream, ointment or gel for everything from bug bites, eczema and summer skin infections triggered by sweating, to perennial complaints like mouth ulcers and conjunctivitis. The beauty of them is that they start working right away when needed, “and because they don’t go through the digestive system and liver — like oral pills … Read more

Mothers whose children became seriously ill warn against measles’ deadly complacency

The news that acceptance of the MMR vaccine in England is now at its lowest level in nearly a decade has filled Jasmine Chamberlain with anger. His son Elias caught measles shortly before he received his first dose of the triple measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine when he was 12 months old. “People think … Read more