A new app to detect jaundice may prevent newborn babies from dying

App to detect jaundice

A smartphone app that allows users to check for jaundice in newborn babies simply by taking a picture of the eye may be an effective, low-cost way to screen for the condition, according to a pilot study led by UCL and UCLH. Continue Reading

WHO Declares Novel Coronavirus Outbreak A Global Health Emergency After 5 Hours 5 Minutes Deliberation

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the 2019 novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) first reported in China in December 2019 a global health emergency. Continue Reading

Why Some Females Have Unprovoked and Unwanted Sexual Arousals/Orgasms

Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD) is an exclusive disorder of females characterized by spontaneous, unprovoked and unwanted sexual arousals/orgasms in females. Continue Reading

570 000 New Cases Of Cervical Cancer Could Be Prevented Annually In Less Developed Countries With HPV Vaccine

Human papillomavirus infections have been implicated in almost in all cases of cervical cancers. But cervical cancers do not have to happen as HPV infections can be prevented with HPV vaccine. Continue Reading

Asthma attacks in pregnancy linked to increased risk of birth defects

Researchers have found that when asthma attacks in pregnant women lead to hospital admissions, the baby is more likely to be born with birth defects. Continue Reading

Leprosy returns to India

Leprosy is back in India. Health officials and activists celebrated 13 years ago when India announced that leprosy had been eliminated as a public health concern. Alarm bells rang as the Central Leprosy Division of the health ministry reported that 135,485 new leprosy cases were detected in India in 2017. That meant every four minutes somebody was diagnosed with leprosy in India. This is nowhere close to elimination. Continue Reading

Vaccinate your children against meningitis, Australian parents told.

Following the spike in incidence of Meningococcal disease in some parts of Australia, there have been calls by authorities for parents to vaccinate their children. Continue Reading


Interventions against pneumonia and diarrhoea down – study

It is important that one intervention against childhood killer diseases must not be scaled down because of another. Comprehensive, holistic interventions are the strategies diseases of childhood can be adequately addressed. Continue Reading