Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

World won't vanquish virus this year: WHO

It is unrealistic to think the world will be done with the COVID-19 pandemic by the end of the year, the World Health Organization warned Monday.

Health

Why doesn't sleep advice talk about sex?

At the best of times, half of all Canadians report that they have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. The stress of living through a pandemic is only making matters worse. Yet advice on insomnia seldom mentions a potential ...

Health

UK to push at G-7 for global standard on 'vaccine passports'

Britain plans to use its presidency of the Group of Seven economic powers to push for an internationally recognized system of vaccine passports that could allow world travel to resume, though Prime Minister Boris Johnson ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccine passports can work, but face 12 challenges

COVID-19 vaccine passports could be created, but significant challenges need to be overcome first, according to a report today from a panel led by Oxford Professors Melinda Mills and Chris Dye, which outlines a dozen issues ...

Other

Frozen egg wastage prompts calls for women to donate unused eggs

Current estimates suggest that less than one in five women who freeze their eggs will return to use them later. With more women needing donor eggs to conceive—often sourced from overseas countries—researchers are encouraging ...

Medical research

Amniotic fluid may yield new, better treatment for ischemic stroke

A study released today in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine points the way to a possible new avenue of treatment for ischemic stroke. The study, led by Annamaria Cimini, Ph.D., of the University of L'Aquila, and Liborio Stuppia, ...

Health

Is it time to reframe the assisted dying debate?

Several articles published by The BMJ today explore the debate around assisted dying, in which, subject to safeguards, terminally ill people who are near to death, suffering, and of sound mind, could ask for drugs that they ...

Medical research

Japan newborn gets liver stem cells in world first

Doctors in Japan have successfully transplanted liver cells derived from embryonic stem cells into a newborn baby, in a world first that could provide new treatment options for infants.

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