September 2017

New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

Scientists have engineered an antibody that attacks 99% of HIV strains and can prevent infection in primates. It is built to attack three critical parts of the virus – making it harder for HIV to resist its effects. The work is a collaboration between the US National Institutes of Health and the pharmaceutical company Sanofi. The International Aids Society said it was an “exciting breakthrough”. Human trials will start in

Another Good Reason Not To Pee In The Pool

Water parks can be fun, but they also can pose unexpected health risks – in this case, eye and respiratory problems. And that shower you never take before you get in the pool plays a role. In July 2015, patrons at an indoor water park resort in Ohio started to complain about eye and respiratory problems. Local health officials surveyed patrons and water park employees, who reported issues like eye

Tips for concentrating in a busy workplace

It can be difficult to focus at work when the phone keeps ringing, you’re constantly getting new e-mails and colleagues keep dropping by for a chat. How do you actually get stuff done if you can’t get any peace and quiet? There are no ready-made concentration tips that work for everyone, but some of these ideas may help. Rest up “If you have a bad night, you will also have

World Running Out Of Antibiotics, Warns World Health Organisatio

GENEVA: Antibiotics that are currently in clinical development are insufficient to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a World Health Organisation (WHO) report said. Most of the drugs currently in the clinical phase are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions, WHO said. There are, however, very few potential treatment options. The growing resistant infections pose the greatest threat to health, including drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB)

What to Feed Your Family When the Power Is Out

There’s always a run on grocery stores in advance of a hurricane or blizzard—and with good reason. If you won’t be able to leave your house for a few days or if the power is out for longer than a couple of hours, what to feed your family becomes a major concern. The food experts at Consumer Reports have some tips for weathering the next storm safely and nutritiously. Fill

Steps Towards a Sugar-Free Diet – Infographic

It is common knowledge that the consumption of large amounts of sugar is detrimental to our health, and most of us will be aware of the type of foods and drinks that are laden with sugar content. What tends to fall under the radar, though, is that numerous food and drink items which are branded as healthy are, in fact, rife with sneaky sugar. That could partly explain why the