Tag Archives: Possible

Dr Miriam Stoppard: New study into possible harmful effects of paracetamol during pregnancy

There’s been a study in the US about Tylenol, paracetamol to you and me, linking it to ­causing harm to an unborn child. Paracetamol is thought of as safe by most pregnant women, and I don’t want to spread alarm, but the study is worth taking notice of. It’s from world-class researchers and it’s been… Read More »

CDC says it’s made a breakthrough in finding possible cause of deadly vaping illness

U.S. health officials finally have a potential breakthrough in the vaping illness outbreak that’s killed at least 39 people, narrowing in on vitamin E acetate as a “potential toxin of concern,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said Friday. The compound used in supplements, cosmetics and some vaping products was detected in all 29… Read More »

Eradicating malaria possible, but not soon

The World Health Organisation says it’s theoretically possible to wipe out malaria, but probably not with the imperfect vaccine and other control methods being used at the moment. Dr. Pedro Alonso, the UN health agency’s global malaria director, said WHO is “unequivocally in favour” of eradication, but that major questions about its feasibility remain. In… Read More »

Canada police probing ‘possible policy breaches’ at National Microbiology Lab

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada’s national police force said on Monday it is investigating a referral by the country’s Public Health Agency over “possible policy breaches” at its National Microbiology Lab, whose work includes research on the most dangerous human and animal pathogens, such as Ebola. “We can confirm that we have received a referral from… Read More »