Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study: New vaginal film, MB66, is safe

While a number of topical products designed to reduce the occurrence of sexually transmitted infections have been tested with largely disappointing results, researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), Alpert ...

Immunology

Follow your gut: How farms protect from childhood asthma

Asthma impacts millions of children at a young age, but children growing up on a farm have a lower risk of developing asthma than children not living on a farm. The mechanisms behind this protective farm effect on childhood ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccination only way to halt childhood disease

Vaccination is the most effective and safe preventive strategy against many childhood infectious diseases. We can vaccinate effectively and safely against potentially lethal and debilitating diseases including measles, mumps, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Genome offers clues to esophageal cancer disparity

A change in the genome of Caucasians could explain much-higher rates of the most common type of esophageal cancer in this population, a new study finds. It suggests a possible target for prevention strategies, which preliminary ...

Health

Bioengineers identify safer way to make rugby tackles

Bioengineers have compiled a set of recommendations that could significantly reduce concussions and other head injuries in rugby union, having assessed how head impacts and movement vary based on the position on the body ...

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