Latest News on Health

Health is extremely important, and we all need to pay special attention to it. That is why we need to know what is happening in the world of medicine, and the best way to do that is to follow the news that focus on health. By doing that, we would be helping ourselves, but also helping others, because we would know how to help them. So, let’s see what’s been happening in the world of medicine lately.

University of Cambridge has come out with a new study, which claims that a computer brain-training game could help the people who are suffering from schizophrenia. According to this research and a limited number of patients that have been exposed to this game, after only four weeks, their health has improved, and they have shown signs of improvement regarding their learning and memory skills.

A new research regarding HIV and the fight against it has proven a very unimaginable thing – HIV that has been hiding in all those unreachable places can be flushed out with a cancer drug. This treatment is shown to kill the virus in our blood system, but it does not touch the HIV reservoirs.

AppIconLargeIf you live in a place that does not get a lot of sun throughout the year, such as the UK, you should be taking vitamin D supplements, according to the UK Government experts. They suggest that from the age of one, everyone should take at least one 10 microgram pill per day of vitamin D, and especially the pregnant women, children under the age of 5, and people older than 65. The good thing about this is the fact that you can never get too much vitamin D, so even if there is no extreme need for it, you can take.

Abortion has always been a touchy subject, but it appears it no longer is in Canada, since this country’s health authorities have decided to approve a drug that is called RU-486, or popularly “the abortion pill”. This drug has been waiting for approval ever since 2012, but has only been approved recently. It is already legal in the United States and France, since 200 and 1998 respectively. This pill can only be taken with a doctor’s prescription, and is effective only if taken up to 70 days into pregnancy.

The big Ebola scare is over, but not so long ago, the people around the world were terrified because of it. Well, it appears that the new vaccine produced to counter this terrible disease is rather remarkable. It is proven to have 100% protection over the disease. Even the World Health Organization has said that this drug could be a new game-changer in the battle against Ebola, and that the VSV-EBOV vaccine’s results are amazing. A clinical trial took place in Guinea, when all of the people the infected person was in touch were vaccinated. This provided a “protective ring” of security, and it seems to have done the trick when it comes to this disease.