Healthcare news from around the world brought to you courtesy of Africa’s leading air ambulance service 17th October, 2017.

1.Monkey Pox update-

2.To control the escalating pollution in India, the Supreme Court banned the sale of fireworks during this year’s Diwali. Read more-

3.A drug-based therapy appears to restore breathing in rats paralysed from the neck down by a spinal injury-

4.The Government of Nigeria has launched a campaign to immunize 873 837 people against yellow fever in the states of Kwara and Kogi. Learn more-

5. Edinburgh University researchers said they have uncovered a “vital mechanism” in the damaged spines of zebrafish that helps nerve connections to regrow.

6. US scientists are using artificial intelligence to predict whether breast lesions identified from a biopsy will turn out to cancerous. Read more-

7. WHO has received reports of an attack on medical facilities in eastern Syrian Arab Republic that has destroyed the only vaccines cold room in al-Mayadeen district.

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