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Major test of first possible Lyme vaccine in 20 years begins

Researchers are seeking thousands of volunteers to test the first potential vaccine against Lyme disease in 20 years -- in hopes of better fighting the tick-borne threat.

Passing on the torch: Magdy Yacoub foundation pioneers treatment of heart disease in Egypt

The Magdy Yacoub Heart Foundation is holding workshops for doctors across Egypt on the latest techniques in the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects in children.

Even simple exercise may help aging brain, study hints

New research hints that even a simple exercise routine just might help older Americans with mild memory problems.

Chances of climate catastrophe are ignored, scientists say

Experts are ignoring the worst possible climate change catastrophic scenarios, including collapse of society or the potential extinction of humans, however unlikely, a group of top scientists claim.

INTERVIEW: Burn survivors in Egypt are increasingly active members of society: Professor Moiemen

Ahram Online spoke to Professor Naiem Moimen, president of the International Association of Burn Injury on the challenges faced by burn survivors in Egypt and what the future holds for them, including what hospitals in Egypt are doing for them.

New treatment, new hope: An end to living with Vitiligo?

Millions around the world and in Egypt who are living with Vitiligo — a condition that causes patches of discoloured skin — see hope in a newly approved treatment.

Fourth person 'cured' of HIV, but is a less risky cure in sight?

AIDS researchers announced on Wednesday that a fourth person has been "cured" of HIV, but the dangerous procedure for patients also battling cancer may be little comfort for the tens of millions living with the virus worldwide.

New York asks WHO to re-name 'stigmatizing' monkeypox

New York City asked the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday to rename the monkeypox virus to avoid stigmatizing patients who might then hold off on seeking care.

EU approves smallpox vaccine for use against monkeypox

The European Commission has approved a smallpox vaccine for use against monkeypox after the World Health Organization declared monkeypox a global health emergency, the Danish drugmaker that developed the jab said on Monday.

High-flying experiment: Do stem cells grow better in space?

Researcher Dhruv Sareen’s own stem cells are now orbiting the Earth. The mission? To test whether they’ll grow better in zero gravity.

Africa sees 63% rise in diseases spread from animals to humans in decade: WHO

Africa faces a growing threat from zoonotic diseases such as monkeypox, the WHO said, with the continent recording a 63-percent rise in such outbreaks over the past decade.

WHO launches call to speed up genomics tech development

Countries should step up their work on genomic technologies to combat diseases, and share that technology more quickly with developing nations, a new WHO report argued,

The gift of life: Organ donation after death; a law yet to be implemented

Ahramonline delves into the multi-faceted topic of organ donation in Egypt.

New coronavirus mutant raises concerns in India and beyond

The quickly changing coronavirus has spawned yet another super contagious omicron mutant that’s worrying scientists as it gains ground in India and pops up in numerous other countries, including the United States.

World population to reach 8 billion on November 15, United Nations says

The world's population is expected to reach eight billion on November 15, the UN forecast Monday in a report that said India will surpass China as the most populous country on earth in 2023.

Top 5 health tips before heading on your holiday

A well-earned vacation with family or friends is a joy to look forward to but travelling can bring its own health challenges that could mar the holiday spirit. Ahram Online (AO) asked health experts for their top travel tips.

Congo declares end to latest Ebola outbreak

The Democratic Republic of Congo declared its latest Ebola outbreak over on Monday, the World Health Organization said, more than two months after the virus re-emerged in the country’s northwest.

World Bank creates fund to better prevent, respond to pandemics

The World Bank's board approved creation of a fund meant to finance investments in strengthening the fight against pandemics.

Covid air war being lost, experts warn, urging mass ventilation

The world is still not using one of its most effective weapons against Covid -- properly ventilating public spaces -- more than two years into the pandemic, experts warn.

UK monkeypox symptoms different to prior outbreaks: Study

British monkeypox patients are exhibiting symptoms that differ from previous outbreaks, the first study examining UK cases said , leading researchers to call for the definition of the disease to be updated.

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