Jan 26, 2017

New Alzheimer's drug compound 'worth investigating'

A new approach to slowing the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease has shown promise in early studies on mice and monkeys, and is “worth investigating” in humans, U.S. scientists said Wednesday. The method involves injecting a synthetic compound in the brain that reduces the amount ...

Japanese airports strengthen warnings against Zika fever

Feb 16, 2016

Japanese airports strengthen warnings against Zika fever

Airports across Japan, including Narita International Airport, have strengthened quarantine measures to counter the Zika virus that is spreading quickly throughout Latin America. After the mosquito-borne illness was designated by the Japanese government Monday as a Type 4 infectious disease, requiring doctors to report ...

Feb 6, 2016

Australia to step up Zika testing as two new cases reported

Australia will intensify testing for the Zika virus in Queensland state where Aedes mosquitoes are found, authorities said on Saturday, adding that two new cases among local residents were the result of travel to affected countries. Queensland’s government has earmarked 400,000 Australian dollars ($283,000) ...