China is Officially Malaria-Free

China is Officially Malaria-Free

There’s no fooling around when it comes to malaria. Female mosquitoes can transmit this parasitic disease to humans, meaning that keeping ourselves away as much as possible from those tiny flying vampires is a great idea. Although malaria can be…
H5N8 Bird Flu is Detected on Humans for the First Time

H5N8 Bird Flu is Detected on Humans for the First Time

The World Health Organization is on alert after Russian health authorities reported what seems to be the first human cases of infection with the H5N8 bird flu. In a similar way to human influenza viruses, bird flu has various different…
The First COVID-19 Vaccine That Gets Approved By The WHO

The First COVID-19 Vaccine That Gets Approved By The WHO

Experts are putting a lot of faith in the COVID-19 vaccines, although many people still choose to remain sceptical. Both the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines for the pandemic virus received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration, and a…
World Health Organization To Study Health Impact Of Gene Editing

World Health Organization To Study Health Impact Of Gene Editing

Gene-editing techniques, such as CRISPR, helped scientists achieve many advances in genetics. The most recent breakthrough is one of the Chinese scientist He Jiankui, who managed to create the world’s first genetically modified babies. Even though the scientific community condemned the…