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Jan 5, 2023

What’s the fittest fitness for the oldest old?

Even for 60ish youngsters, researchers reaffirm that exercise is essential. But just walking won’t cut it — break out the weights and go for strength training too. By Lola Butcher Like many in her age range, Sylvia McGregor, a 97-year-old in Sydney, Australia, deals with her share of maladies — in her case,

Jan 4, 2023

Smartphone operated tool uses light beam to detect malaria

By: Neena Bhandari A quick, affordable, non-invasive detection tool could help accelerate progress in meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals’ target to eliminate malaria, say researchers who developed it. The WHO’s global technical strategy for malaria 2016–2030 aims to reduce malaria incidence and mortality rates by at least 75 per cent by 2025

Dec 30, 2022

Innovation ecosystems in health: countries and theoretical models used

This article sought to analyze the innovation ecosystems in health, countries that develop them and the theoretical models they resort to. To this end, three databases carried out a systematic review through a bibliographic search in English, Spanish and Portuguese. 40% of health innovation ecosystems are in the USA, 13% in South Africa,

Dec 29, 2022

Acacia mangium: A promising plant for isolating anti-hepatitis C virus agents

Medicinal plants are potential resources for isolating drug candidates. Various plants have been reported to possess pharmacological effects including anti-hepatitis C activities. The current study examined the anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV) activities of Acacia mangium extracts in solvents with various polarities and further evaluated the mechanism of action of the extracts using Western

Dec 27, 2022

New AI-technology could help early detection of breast cancer

In 2020, breast cancer amounted for 13,3 percent of newly diagnosed cancer cases in the European Union making it the most frequently occurring cancer type in the EU. On average, one in eleven European women develops breast cancer before the age of 74. An Indian Start-Up has now developed a new device that

Dec 21, 2022

The Business of Clinical Trials Is Booming. Private Equity Has Taken Notice

Rachana Pradhan December 2, 2022 After finding success investing in the more obviously lucrative corners of American medicine — like surgery centers and dermatology practices — private equity firms have moved aggressively into the industry’s more hidden niches: They are pouring billions into the business of clinical drug trials. To bring a new

Dec 20, 2022

How indoor air quality in schools affects student learning and health

by Denise-Marie Ordway, The Journalist’s ResourceDecember 7, 2022 The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a spotlight on indoor air quality in schools and the importance of proper ventilation. It also has brought renewed attention to a longstanding problem in many U.S. classrooms: Air pollution, ranging from pet dander and paint fumes to mold, trace

Dec 19, 2022

The peril of polio control in shadow of war

By: Adeline Tchouakak This article was supported by Global Health Strategies. Satellite imagery and deft negotiation are critical tools for polio vaccination teams working across the world’s conflict zones, writes Adeline Tchouakak Conflict zones pose enormous challenges to those involved in polio surveillance and eradication, as security fears close off access