Diabetes

WHO push to tackle rampant rise of diabetes

The World Health Organization on Wednesday turned the spotlight on the insulin market—and its domination by three Big Pharma giants—in a fresh bid to tackle the rapid rise of diabetes.

Health

What is health equity? Everything you need to know

Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to live their healthiest lives possible. If that sounds like a no-brainer, it may be surprising to learn just how much disparity exists in health outcomes ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Imbalance in gum bacteria linked to Alzheimer's disease biomarker

Older adults with more harmful than healthy bacteria in their gums are more likely to have evidence for amyloid beta—a key biomarker for Alzheimer's disease—in their cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), according to new research ...

Medical research

Designing better contact-tracing apps for the next pandemic

As COVID-19 began to spread last spring, apps were developed to track cellphone signals and other data so people who had been near those who were infected could be notified and asked to quarantine. The novel coronavirus rapidly ...

Medical research

Medics should treat gender and sex differently

Patients' sex and gender are being confused by doctors at the risk of reducing the effectiveness of treatment, a group of senior medical researchers, led by the University of St Andrews, has concluded.

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