Antibody weapon against malaria shows promise in Africa
A new way to prevent malaria that showed promise in 9 U.S. volunteers deliberately exposed to parasite-laden mosquitoes last year has now shown its mettle in a real-world situation in Africa. A study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that a single dose of lab-produced monoclonal antibodies can protect recipients from infection for up to 6 months during Mali’s intense malaria season. Monoclonal antibodies are expensive to produce and can be cumbersome to administer if they are infused straight into the bloodstream. That makes some researchers skeptical that the new one...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 1, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Just Stop Oil protesters smear King Charles waxwork with cake – video
Two Just Stop Oil protesters have smeared cake on a Madame Tussauds waxwork of King Charles, quoting the monarch: 'In the words of the King, the science is clear.' They went on to say: 'The demand is simple, just stop new oil and gas, it's a piece of cake. The stunt was part of a series of protests organised by the environmental activist groupContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 24, 2022 Category: Science Tags: Just Stop Oil Environmental activism UK news Source Type: news

Thailand's day care massacre unites families and a country in grief
Smears of dried blood still stained the wooden floor of a classroom in northern Thailand on Friday, a day after the country's worst massacre unfolded in perhaps one of the most unlikely places. #thailand #massacre #daycaremassacre #classroom (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The New Cold War Over Access To Safe Abortion in Kenya
A community health volunteer informs community members about various methods of family planning. Photo Credit: UNFPA KenyaBy Stephanie Musho and Ritah Anindo ObonyoNAIROBI, Sep 22 2022 (IPS) Fatuma is a 24 year old girl from Korogocho, an informal settlement in Nairobi. She died in December 2021, from complications arising from an unsafe abortion. Her friend and a few of her neighbors found her bleeding profusely and unable to move. They rushed her to the hospital. Unfortunately, she died before she could see the doctor. Unfortunately, Fatuma’s story is common for girls and women in Kenya. In fact, at least 7 of them die...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 22, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stephanie Musho and Ritah Anindo Obonyo Tags: Africa Gender Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Smear tests: Women waiting three times longer than they should for results
It means women are waiting more than three times longer than they should for results. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese Space Rocket Debris Crashes Back to Earth Over Indian Ocean
Remnants from a massive Chinese rocket booster crashed back to Earth on Saturday over the Indian Ocean, space officials from the US and China confirmed. It remains unclear what path the debris from the booster might take, US Space Command said on Twitter on Saturday, referring questions to the Chinese government. China’s spaceflight agency said wreckage of the 23-metric-ton (25.4 tons) Long March 5B hit Earth over the sea in the southwestern Philippines with the “vast majority” of the debris burning up upon reentry, according to a brief statement that was criticized by a US official. [time-brightcove not-...
Source: TIME: Science - July 30, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Victoria Cavaliere / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Space wire Source Type: news

Debris From a Chinese Space Rocket Is Crashing Toward Earth
Debris from a Chinese rocket is set to crash to Earth some time over the next few days, with the potential for wreckage to land across a wide swathe of the globe. Part of a Long March 5B rocket China launched on July 24 will make an uncontrolled reentry around July 31, according to the Aerospace Corp., a nonprofit based in El Segundo, California, that receives U.S. funding. The possible debris field includes much of the US, as well as Africa, Australia, Brazil, India and Southeast Asia, according to Aerospace’s predictions. Concern over the reentry and the impact it could have is being dismissed by China, however, wi...
Source: TIME: Science - July 27, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Bruce Einhorn and Shirley Zhao/Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized overnight Space wire Source Type: news

Migration, trafficking, and the Greek economy: a comment on 'the trafficker next-door' - Papanicolaou G, Antonopoulos G.
This article interrogates the manifestations and implications of the intertwining of migration policies and the global prohibition regime against human trafficking in Greece. In a dramatic reversal of long historical patterns, post-cold war Greece became a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Woman had smear test every day to help its discovery
The love story behind the invention of the Pap smear test. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anti-Abortion Pregnancy Centers Are Collecting Troves of Data That Could Be Weaponized Against Women
The first alarm bell went off in Ashley’s head when no one at the Prestonwood Pregnancy Center was wearing a mask. No one was in scrubs, no one’s hair was tied up, and every staffer was wearing a visible cross. “I should have noticed all the red flags,” says Ashley, 28, whom TIME is identifying by her first name to protect her privacy. But it wasn’t until she sat down for a mandated counseling session in the brick building in a Dallas suburb that she realized what kind of a facility it was. Ashley had Googled where she could confirm a positive pregnancy test and get an abortion. One of the fir...
Source: TIME: Health - June 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams and Vera Bergengruen Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

'I’d started planning my funeral' David Tennant's wife Georgia on cancer battle
ACTRESS and wife to Doctor Who actor David Tennant, Georgia Tennant has in recent years used her platform to encourage women to take a smear test after she was diagnosed with cervical cancer back in 2018. Now, in light of Cervical Screening Awareness Week which runs from the 20th-26th June, here we take a look at how a simple smear test helped to save the star's life. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scopio Labs Awarded FDA Clearance for High Throughput Hematology Digital Cell Morphology Platform, Replacing Microscopes with Digitization
This is the company's second FDA clearance, broadening its suite of fully digital platforms to cater to all lab sizes and networks TEL AVIV, Israel, June 9, 2022 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Scopio Labs, a medtech company that develops ... Devices, Diagnostics, FDA Scopio Labs, X100HT, Peripheral Blood Smear (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 9, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Women can safely have fewer smears thanks to HPV test
Cervical screening is changing, but fewer checks will not mean more cancers missed, a study confirms. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 31, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Privileged' Clinton lawyer lied to feds in 'plan' to smear Trump: prosecutor
Michael Sussmann is a privileged, politically connected attorney who lied to the FBI as part of “bigger plan” to smear Donald Trump, a federal prosecutor charged. #michaelsussmann #donaldtrump #feds (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexual Minority Status Linked to Lower Odds of Pap Screen
MONDAY, May 16, 2022 -- Sexual minority (SM) status is associated with reduced odds of ever undergoing Papanicolaou (Pap) testing, according to a study published online May 16 in Cancer. Ashley E. Stenzel, Ph.D., from the University of Minnesota in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 16, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news