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HIV PrEP could also lead to big reductions in gonorrhoea, Dutch study finds

A PrEP programme targeting 5% of gay and bisexual men in the Netherlands would not only cause big reductions in HIV incidence, but would lead to even greater reductions in gonorrhoea. In the ’base case’ of the model, gonorrhoea would almost be almost eliminated, with 2027 only having 3% of the infections seen in 2018, the… Read More »

WHO says new China coronavirus could spread, warns hospitals worldwide

FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured on the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, November 22, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse GENEVA (Reuters) – There may have been limited human-to-human transmission of a new coronavirus in China within families, and it is possible there could be a wider outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) said… Read More »

Pumping cold water inside the body could help after heart attacks

By Clare Wilson Cooling the body from the inside could reduce damage after a cardiac arrestSuwinai Sukanant/Alamy Stock Photo Doctors often cool down people who have had a cardiac arrest or stroke to reduce brain damage, usually with water-filled blankets. But doing this with a device that circulates cold water through a tube down the… Read More »

Cell injection could train the body not to reject organ transplants

By Clare Wilson People with organ transplants currently have to take drugs to stop the donor organ being rejectedCraig Stennett/Alamy A one-off injection of cells could be a long-sought solution to the problem of the body rejecting an organ transplant. The first person who may have benefited from this approach is an Italian man who… Read More »

Tiny transporters could deliver treatment to stroke patients

That means doctors might one day be able to protect tissue in the acute phases of a stroke, by delivering drugs – still being developed – that can protect brain’s neurons from further injury. In the days following a stroke, when brain cells – or neurons- have died, the researchers showed that liposomes are also… Read More »