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Medicine

​Ancient alcohol: Primates first consumed booze 10mn years ago – study
Civilization has been enjoying a good tipple for much longer than we previously thought, according to a new study. In fact, it seems that our primate ancestors began getting tipsy 10 million years ago, by eating and metabolizing fermented fruit.

02.12.2014 00:54

Russian scientists to test three HIV vaccines
Three different vaccines against HIV – all developed in Russia – are ready for trial, an HIV specialist for the Russian Health Ministry announced at a press conference held on World AIDS Day.

01.12.2014 21:28

Doctor who sexually abused child cancer patients jailed for 22 years
A Cambridge doctor who admitted to serial sexual abuse of dozens of young cancer patients has been sentenced to 22 years in prison.

01.12.2014 12:53

​Osborne criticized for empty £2bn NHS promise
George Osborne is facing criticism after it was revealed that his highly anticipated extra £2 billion per year of “extra NHS funding” actually includes a re-allocation of £750 million from the Department of Health.

01.12.2014 12:37

Che Guevara’s daughter: ‘Ebola is beyond poverty, health cannot be marketed’
No amount of money can buy a human life, therefore it must never be marketed, Cuban doctor Aleida Guevara told RT, speaking on the Ebola epidemic. Cuba and the world have been racing to conquer the latest outbreak, which has claimed 7,000 lives.

30.11.2014 17:58

Revolutionary way to ‘switch off’ pain discovered
A breakthrough means to ease pain for millions of patients has been discovered by US researchers – and it’s right inside our body.

29.11.2014 14:17

5.7k dead, 16k infected: Ebola toll rises in W. Africa amid 'stable' situation
The Ebola death toll is up to 5,689 out of nearly 16,000 cases reported in eight countries by November 23, the World Health Organization said in its latest update.

27.11.2014 13:54

Only 30% of HIV-positive Americans have virus under control ‒ CDC
The number of Americans living with HIV who have the virus under control has plummeted to just 3 in 10, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Youthful nonchalance and the cost of the antiretroviral drug cocktail may be to blame.

26.11.2014 20:31

Doctor jailed for filming patients on toilet
​A South London doctor who took secret video footage of patients and colleagues on the toilet has been jailed for eight years.

26.11.2014 11:56

Sober thought: Pill to cut alcohol dependency on prescription in UK
Britons who drink half a bottle of wine or three pints a day will be able to get a pill on prescription to reduce their alcohol dependency.

26.11.2014 13:06

47 already dead in Madagascar plague outbreak
Over 40 people have already died in a plague outbreak on Madagascar and the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of a “rapid” spread of the bacterial disease carried by rats in the capital Antananarivo.

25.11.2014 20:48

​Depression? There’s an app for that
Teenagers and young people with mental health problems such as depression and anxiety will be encouraged to use smartphone apps to treat their conditions, a government minister has said.

25.11.2014 15:16