App-based contact tracing may significantly reduce pandemic spread

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A study appearing in the journal Science suggests that a significant amount of the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus may be from people who are presymptomatic. As...

World Health Day 2020

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This World Health Day, we honor the contribution of nurses and midwives, recognizing their vital role in keeping the world healthy. Nurses and other health workers...

New test paves the way for tailored treatment of deadliest form...

University of British Columbia (UBC) researchers have led an international team in developing a new test to better diagnose different types of ovarian cancer,...

Discovery of cells that heal cardiac damage after infarction

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Researchers at Cima and the Clinica Universidad de Navarra (Spain) have led an international study identifying the cardiac cells responsible for repairing the damage...

COVID-19 may affect long-term ‘fight or flight’ response in young adults

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The sympathetic nervous system governs the “fight-or-flight” response. A study suggests that young adults who recently recovered from COVID-19 have increased activity in...

A helping hand for cancer immunotherapy

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have demonstrated the therapeutic potential of PRMT5 inhibitors to sensitize unresponsive melanoma to immune checkpoint therapy....

Study could help improve care for irregular heartbeats in patients with...

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New research will help doctors identify, treat and prevent potentially dangerous irregular heartbeats in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a common heart condition in...

Testing hearing by looking at the eyes

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New research introduces an innovative hearing test that may help people who are unable to respond, such as babies or people who have had...

International Nurses Day 2020: ‘Nursing the world to health’, here’s all...

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International Nurses Day is organised on 12 May to celebrate the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale. Each year, the International Council of Nurses (ICN)...

Does your child need to bath every day?

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The daily bath or shower is a routine for many of us — and for our children, too. But is it really necessary? The short...