Healthcare news from around the world brought to you courtesy of Africa’s leading air ambulance service 17th October, 2017.
1.Monkey Pox update- https://www.flyingdoctorsnigeria.com/2017/10/17/update-monkeypox-outbreak/
2.To control the escalating pollution in India, the Supreme Court banned the sale of fireworks during this year’s Diwali. Read more- http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/10/17/558067395/fear-of-toxic-smog-leads-india-to-limit-diwali-fireworks
3.A drug-based therapy appears to restore breathing in rats paralysed from the neck down by a spinal injury- http://www.bbc.com/news/health-41649869
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- http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2017/immunization-yellowfever-nigeria/en/
5. Edinburgh University researchers said they have uncovered a “vital mechanism” in the damaged spines of zebrafish that helps nerve connections to regrow. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-40715505
6. US scientists are using artificial intelligence to predict whether breast lesions identified from a biopsy will turn out to cancerous. Read more- http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-41651839
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. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2017/syria-vaccines-attack/en/
This news was brought to you by the Flying Doctors Nigeria.
The Flying Doctors Nigeria Air Ambulance service offers medevac/air ambulance services within Nigeria and across West/Central Africa. For more information on our services, visit our website: www.flyingdoctorsnigeria.com