Category “New Discovery”

New guidelines encourage monkeypox contacts to isolate for 21 days

May 24th, 2022
New guidelines encourage monkeypox contacts to isolate for 21 days

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has issued new guidelines to try and stem the spread of monkeypox. The UKHSA is advising anyone who is at high risk of having contracted monkeypox to isolate for 21 days. This applies to anyone who has been in direct contact with a confirmed case. Contacts have also been […]

Folic acid to be added to UK flour to reduce birth defect risk

September 21st, 2021
Folic acid to be added to UK flour to reduce birth defect risk

The government is set to confirm that folic acid will be added to UK flour to reduce the risk of birth defects. Women who are trying to get pregnant and those who have already found out they are expecting are advised to take folic acid supplements, but research suggests that many don’t. Folic acid, a […]

New research suggests that long working hours are killing over 700,000 people per year

May 18th, 2021

New research conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) suggests that over 700,000 people are dying every year as a result of long working hours. In what is the first study of its kind, the global project involved analysing data from countries across the world. Researchers found that in 2016, 745,000 people died from working […]

Scientists discover new antibiotic using artificial intelligence

February 25th, 2020
Scientists discover new antibiotic using artificial intelligence

Scientists have discovered a new antibiotic using artificial intelligence. In a world first, a research team based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has used AI to unveil a new type of antibiotic. As drug resistance becomes an increasingly worrying problem for medical teams and public health experts, the recent development has been hailed […]

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