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Egypt holds symposium on importance of vaccines to avoid HPV, cervical cancer

Under the slogan ‘Long life for all’, Egypt held a global symposium on 13 May to raise awareness about the pivotal role of vaccines in avoiding some diseases.

4 men infected with “rare” monkeypox in London

British health authorities say they have identified four “rare and unusual” cases of the disease monkeypox among men who appear to have been infected in London and had no history of travel to the African countries where the smallpox-like disease is endemic.

MS in Egypt: Doctors shed light on the challenges and new treatments

The MS Chapter of the Egyptian Society of Neurology Psychiatry and Neurosurgery (ESNPN) and the Egyptian Society of MS, in collaboration with the private sector, convened to shed light on the disease in Egypt, its challenges, and latest breakthroughs.

WHO Studies Whether COVID-19 Has Role in Child Hepatitis Mystery

The WHO said that 348 probable cases of hepatitis of unknown origin had been identified, as studies into the potential role of adenovirus and COVID-19 infection gather pace.

First cholera outbreak since 2017 kills one in South Sudan

Cholera has killed one child and infected 30 people in South Sudan, the first resurgence of the illness in nearly five years, health officials said.

Virus found in pig heart used in human transplant

Researchers trying to learn what killed the first person to receive a pig heart transplant have found the organ harbored an animal virus.

Facebook accused of blocking Australian health sites

A whistleblower group is accusing Facebook of deliberately blocking websites for Australian hospitals and emergency services.

INTERVIEW: The smiling face behind the pioneering non-discriminatory health provider Mersal

Governed by the principals of non-discriminatory treatment and complete confidentiality, the founder of Mersal Heba Rashed Spoke to Ahram Online about the daily operations of the NGO.

INTERVIEW: Delving into the subconscious mind

Ahram Online talked to world renowned psychotherapist Dr. Stephen Paul Adler about Freud and Milton Ericson’s schools in dealing with the unconscious mind.

Study mines cancer genetics to help with targeted treatment

Cancer is a disease of the genome, or full set of instructions for running cells, that occurs when changes in a person’s DNA cause cells to grow and divide uncontrollably

UK patient had COVID-19 for 505 days straight, study shows

It certainly seems to be the longest reported infection.

INTERVIEW: Hoda Rashad on drawing attention to Egyptian women's financial independence issues

Hoda Rashad - the co-founder of “Boost Solutions” - spoke to Ahram Online about how to reach out to women regarding a cause close to her heart.

Children in more countries suffer mystery hepatitis

The infection mainly affected children aged under 10 and symptoms included jaundice, diarrhoea, vomiting and abdominal pain

Acclaimed scientific journal highlights Egyptian study showing efficacy of Sovaldi in treating coronavirus

The Journal of Medicine and Life published a study by Egyptian researchers proving the superiority of the anti-HCV drug ‘Sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) – Ledipasvir’ in treating Egyptian patients with COVID-19 compared to the standard treatment.

New hope to help advanced Parkinson's patients walk, sleep again

Suffered by millions worldwide, the degenerative disease erodes motor functions and in its later stages often confines patients to a bed or wheelchair

Heal Thyself: Most who tear Achilles tendon can skip surgery

The Achilles tendon, which connects the muscles in the back of the calf to the heel bone, is the most commonly torn tendon in the body

Meningitis vaccine protects against gonorrhea: Studies

An existing meningitis vaccine offers protection against gonorrhea, three studies said

EXPLAINER: BA.2 variant takes over. What’s known about it?

The coronavirus version known as BA.2 is now dominant in at least 68 countries

Nearly Entire Global Population Breathing Polluted Air: WHO

Fresh data from the UN health agency showed that every corner of the globe is dealing with air pollution, although the problem is much worse in poorer countries

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