Dr Behrakis Receives WHO Award For Anti-Smoking Efforts
Professor Panagiotis Behrakis received an award by the World Health Organization for his efforts in the global anti-smoking movement.
‘Brain-Eating’ Amoebas Are a New Concern in the US
The dangerous amoebic infections that can harm the brain typically affect individuals in the southern parts of the United States. However, due to the impact of climate change, this organism, which invades the brain, has started spreading to regions...
‘Disease X’: Experts Warn it Could Cause Deadlier Pandemic than COVID
The World Health Organization added “Disease X" to its short list of “priority diseases” that could cause the next deadly pandemic. The term Disease X is used by the WHO as a placeholder to describe a disease that’s unknown to...
Reduced Oxygen Intake Linked to Extended Lifespan
New research suggests that mice living in an environment with less oxygen can live around 50% longer compared to those in regular oxygen levels. These oxygen-restricted mice also showed signs of reduced aging-related neurological issues at a later stage. Despite...
Paralyzed Man Walks Using Brain-Muscles Reconnecting Device
Gert-Jan Oskam, currently 40 years old, experienced a cycling accident twelve years ago, which resulted in paralysis of his legs and partial paralysis of his arms due to damage to his spinal cord in the neck region. However, Oskam...
Researchers Develop Intracellular Toolkit to Study Stem Cells
Scientists have created a special set of tools that can be used inside cells to study how different parts of the cell communicate with each other and how they vary in stem cells. These tools include a way to...
WHO Advises Against Sugar Substitutes for Weight Loss
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently issued a new guideline on non-sugar sweeteners (NSS). They claimed that using them isn't a good way to control your weight. The WHO made this recommendation after reviewing a large body of evidence and...
Bacteria on Neanderthal Teeth May Help Develop Antibiotics
A recent study suggests that peculiar bacteria found in the teeth of Neanderthals could potentially contribute to the development of innovative antibiotics in the future. This groundbreaking research focuses on the analysis of dental plaque, both from ancient and modern...
Virgin Olive Oil Can Prevent Breast Cancer, New Study Shows
First Baby With DNA From Three People Born in the UK
A groundbreaking in-vitro fertilization (IVF) technique has led to the birth of the first baby in the UK with DNA from three individuals. The baby was conceived using a revolutionary procedure called mitochondrial donation treatment (MDT). This process involves extracting...
Obesity Among Youngsters in Greece Reaches Alarming Levels
A health expert has sounded the alarm over the obesity problem in Greece, especially among teenagers, and called for the government to promote healthy eating and increased physical activity. The weight of the average 18-year-old Greek man and woman has...
COVID No Longer a Global Health Emergency, WHO Says
COVID is no longer a global health emergency, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Friday. “For more than a year, the pandemic has been on a downward trend with population immunity increasing from vaccination and infection, mortality decreasing, and...
New Alzheimer’s Drug Slows the Disease by a Third
A new Alzheimer's drug called Donanemab has shown promising results in slowing down the disease's progression, which is caused by a sticky substance called beta-amyloid that builds up in the brain. Donanemab works similarly to another drug called Lecanemab,...
The Animal That Kills the Most People Every Year
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the most dangerous animal on the planet is actually the mosquito. This tiny insect may seem harmless, but it is responsible for taking the lives of up to over...
The Legend of the 117-Year-Old Greek Who Grew New Hair and Teeth
According to 1950s legend on Ikaria island, an 117 year old woman naturally grew seven new teeth and a head of black hair.