The World Health Organization said Tuesday it will study the idea of using sanctions to punish countries that do not comply with global health regulations, following widespread failures in the response to the Ebola outbreak.
A startup made a prototype of a thumb ring that can diagnose syphilis and potentially other sexually-transmitted infections with results in minutes. Some of the science may not match up with the ambitious claims.
Daily drinking of coffee may help prevent colon cancer recurrence and improve the chances of a cure, said researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute based on the results of a new, large study announced this week.
In the midst of another outbreak, Saudi Arabian authorities have registered 21 new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) corona virus cases in the week ending August 15, 2015. MERS is also known as coronavirus, and is a respiratory disease.