Bat Samples Tested for Origin of the Novel Coronavirus

Thai researchers are collecting samples from bats to test if they could also carry a novel coronavirus, similar to what bats in China were found to have. The results could help answer the mystery over the origin of the Covid-19 virus. Earlier research has pointed in the direction of bats as they are hosts to … Read more Bat Samples Tested for Origin of the Novel Coronavirus

Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine approval met with skepticism

#Russia has become the first country to approve a #coronavirus #vaccine, a move that has been met with skepticism due to the small sample the vaccine was trialed on. Michael Head, senior research fellow in global health at the University of Southampton, highlighted the vaccine’s effectiveness and safety concerns. Dr. Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar … Read more Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine approval met with skepticism

WHO UNESCO International Youth Day webinar #Youth4GlobalAction #COVID19

On 12 August 2020, WHO and UNESCO broadcast a live webinar: Youth Engagement for Global Action. Many young people are essential workers, or volunteering to support their community. Young health professionals and students have been supporting the COVID-19 response from hospitals, research centers and testing clinics. Other youth are working in advocacy and risk communication … Read more WHO UNESCO International Youth Day webinar #Youth4GlobalAction #COVID19

Headed home! 99 turtles return to sea in Hainan

As many as 99 injured sea turtles were released back into the sea on Tuesday morning after receiving treatment at professional institutes in Lingshui, south China’s Hainan Province. Besides treatment, these turtles received training to survive in the wild. Moreover, scientific research institutes traced certain sea turtles to learn about their living habits and the … Read more Headed home! 99 turtles return to sea in Hainan

Growing evidence aspirin can do more harm than good in people over 70 | ABC News

In the US, ABC News is reporting that, despite many widely held beliefs, Asperin may to more harm than good in people aged 70 or above. Around the world, aspirin has previously been prescribed as a preventative medicine. However new research from Monash University has found there’s growing evidence the drug can do more harm … Read more Growing evidence aspirin can do more harm than good in people over 70 | ABC News

Why drug companies must help patients actually take medicines | Dr Matt Bonam

r Matt Bonam from AstraZeneca explains why drug companies are moving towards more holistic models of healthcare, and why helping patients take the medicines that are right for them, in a way that’s right for them, matters. Dr Bonam is Head of Biopharmaceuticals R&D Digital Patient Health & Innovation at AstraZeneca, and his work focuses … Read more Why drug companies must help patients actually take medicines | Dr Matt Bonam

12 Lifestyle Changes You Can Make to Prevent Dementia | This Morning

It’s the devastating disease which robs people of their memories, and family members of their loved ones – but could nearly half of dementia cases be avoided? New research claims that simple lifestyle changes could help prevent dementia, and the time to start is now. From losing weight and cutting down on alcohol, to more … Read more 12 Lifestyle Changes You Can Make to Prevent Dementia | This Morning

Science to tackle non-communicable diseases in South Asia and beyond in the SDG era

This year, we held a GCRF workshop to discuss how to tackle non-communicable diseases in South Asia. Watch the our animation to find out more about the report. Read more about the meeting and download the full report on our website: https://acmedsci.ac.uk/policy/policy-projects/non-communicable-diseases-in-south-asia-and-beyond We are the independent body in the UK representing the diversity of medical … Read more Science to tackle non-communicable diseases in South Asia and beyond in the SDG era

U.S. Health Chief Alex Azar Slams WHO For Taiwan ‘Political Bullying’

On the most senior visit by an American official in more than four decades, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar hailed Taiwan’s democracy and praised President Tsai Ing-wen’s response to the pandemic in comments likely to stoke tensions with China. Azar slammed the WHO for “political bullying. “I’ve been a witness to the harmful … Read more U.S. Health Chief Alex Azar Slams WHO For Taiwan ‘Political Bullying’

Two beluga whales move step closer to open water home | ITV News

Two beluga whales that had not been in the sea for almost 10 years have been moved to an open water sanctuary. Little Grey and Little White are in a care area at the world’s first open water sanctuary for belugas at Klettsvik Bay off the south coast of Iceland. It is the first time … Read more Two beluga whales move step closer to open water home | ITV News

Belarus elections: Preliminary exit poll gives incumbent president huge lead

Why was this election so different from those in the past in Belarus? Tatsiana Kulakevich, research fellow at the University of South Florida, was France 24 guest. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like … Read more Belarus elections: Preliminary exit poll gives incumbent president huge lead

Hong Kong: Media Tycoon and Apple Daily Owner Jimmy Lai Arrested

Hong Kong police arrested media tycoon Jimmy Lai and raided the offices of his flagship newspaper, the highest-profile case yet against the city’s democracy activists under a national security law that has fueled U.S.-China tensions. Lai was shown handcuffed as he was taken away by officers from his home on Monday morning. When a reporter … Read more Hong Kong: Media Tycoon and Apple Daily Owner Jimmy Lai Arrested