Sunday, October 20, 2019
Chocolate maker Mars this week ordered a recall of chocolate products in 55 countries. Highlights The recall follows the discovery by a customer in Germany of plastic in a Snickers bar The recall only involved products manufactured in a Mars factory in...
Travel warnings to pregnant women have been extended to eight more countries or territories amid concerns over an illness causing severe birth defects. Highlights: Mosquito-borne Zika virus, said to have been first discovered in Africa in the 1940s has no known...
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged African nations to strengthen their national food safety systems in order to improve the health of its citizens.   Rudi Eggers, WHO Representative in Kenya, said this on Monday in Nairobi during the 22nd...
Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries - a known risk factor for heart disease - Korean researchers believe. Highlights: In the study, the researchers used medical scans to assess heart health In coronary heart...
Scientists say they have identified a gene that makes humans sleep soundly. In a study published in the U.S. journal Science Advances, Jason Gerstner of the Washington State University, and colleagues demonstrated that the gene, called FABP7, plays a role...
Almost 300 fewer people are known to have died from Ebola in Liberia than previously thought, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a regular Ebola update on Wednesday. Highlights: The latest update came after laboratory test showed false positives WHO has...
A woman in Sweden has given birth to a baby boy using a transplanted womb, in a medical feat that is the first of its kind. The 36 year-old mother, who was born without a uterus, received a donated womb...
Boston researchers have reportedly created a supercomputer that has the ability to predict when a patient will die with 95 percent accuracy. Highlights The supercomputer can make a speedy and accurate diagnosis It measures everything from oxygen levels to blood pressure With the...
Men sometimes complain that their wives usually develop headache around bedtime, leaving them with no choice than to allow madam have her deserved rest. However, researchers have said that the best cure for headache is that three-letter word, S-E-X! And...
US President Barack Obama has stressed the need for increased global efforts in containing the Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa, warning that in an age of frequent travel the disease could spread globally. Highlights: Obama cancelled a political campaign trip...