Healthcare news from around the world brought to you courtesy of Africa’s leading air ambulance service for the week of November 8, 2017.
Stop using antibiotics in healthy animals to prevent the spread of antibiotic resistance
WHO is recommending that farmers and the food industry stop using antibiotics routinely to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals.
Read more- http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2017/antibiotics-animals-effectiveness/en/
Malaria breath test shows promise
People with malaria give off a distinctive “breath-print” that could be used as a test for the disease, according to American scientists.
A Quest: Insulin-Releasing Implant For Type-1 Diabetes
Scientists in California think they may have found a way to transplant insulin-producing cells into diabetic patients who lack those cells — and protect the little insulin-producers from immune rejection. Their system, one of several promising approaches under development, hasn’t yet been tested in people. But if it works, it could make living with diabetes much less of a burden.
Read more- https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/11/06/557361551/a-quest-insulin-releasing-implant-for-type-1-diabetes
Sleepless Night Leaves Some Brain Cells As Sluggish As You Feel
When people don’t get enough sleep, certain brain cells literally slow down.
Oakland Center Finds Sickle Cell Treatment Success
Discrimination can affect the treatment of African-Americans with sickle cell disease, leading to premature death. Here is a success story from an Oakland, Calif., center dedicated to treatment.
Australia gonorrhea cases surge 63%
The number of cases of gonorrhea in Australia has soared by 63% in the past five years, a new study has found.
Delhi residents panic as ‘deadly smog’ returns
Panic has gripped the Indian capital, Delhi, as residents woke up to a blanket of thick grey smog on Tuesday.
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