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Lassa Fever Case Puzzles German Doctors

Lassa Fever Case Puzzles German Doctors

German doctors are puzzled by the first outbreak of Lassa fever outside Africa. They say three people have been infected after having contact with an American who died of Lassa fever there last month. “This is now the first documented outbreak of Lassa fever virus outside of Africa,” the Robert Koch Institute, Germany’s federal disease [...]

March 19, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Lassa Fever Case Puzzles German Doctors

Joan Bakewell ‘deeply sorry’ over anorexia comments

Joan Bakewell ‘deeply sorry’ over anorexia comments

Labour peer Joan Bakewell says she is “deeply sorry” for causing “distress” by suggesting the rise of eating disorders among teenagers was a sign of “narcissism” in society. She told The Sunday Times “no one has anorexia in societies where there is not enough food”, and it was a sign of “the overindulgence of our [...]

March 16, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Joan Bakewell ‘deeply sorry’ over anorexia comments

‘Cold turkey’ best way to quit smoking, study shows

‘Cold turkey’ best way to quit smoking, study shows

Volunteers who used this approach were 25% more likely to remain abstinent half a year from the date that they give up than smokers who tried to gradually wean themselves off instead. The NHS says that picking a convenient date to quit is important. Make a promise, set a date and stick to it, it [...]

March 16, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on ‘Cold turkey’ best way to quit smoking, study shows

Eye Health / Blindness Stem Cell Research Surgery Eye lens regeneration from own stem cells: ‘a paradigm shift in cataract surgery’

Eye Health / Blindness Stem Cell Research Surgery Eye lens regeneration from own stem cells: ‘a paradigm shift in cataract surgery’

  Eye lens regeneration from own stem cells: ‘a paradigm shift in cataract surgery’ A new study describes a pioneering new cataract treatment – tested in animals and in a small trial with human patients – where, after the cloudy lens is removed, the eye grows a new lens from its own stem cells. Current [...]

March 10, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Eye Health / Blindness Stem Cell Research Surgery Eye lens regeneration from own stem cells: ‘a paradigm shift in cataract surgery’