Category Archives: Healthcare


XRP Healthcare Africa partners with The Burnratty Investment Group creating a “Dream Team” to reform the multi-billion-dollar African healthcare sector

XRP Healthcare Africa has announced a new partnership with The Burnratty Investment Group to revolutionize the African healthcare sector, by joining forces and working in unison with a focus on Africa. The collaboration will consolidate the highly fragmented African healthcare market by pursuing mergers and acquisitions of small and medium-sized private healthcare businesses that align with its strategic vision in Uganda East Africa, being its first point of interest. Continue reading


Oral sex is now the leading risk factor for throat cancer

Hisham Mehanna, University of Birmingham

Over the past two decades, there has been a rapid increase in throat cancer in the west, to the extent that some have called it an epidemic. This has been due to a large rise in a specific type of throat cancer called oropharyngeal cancer (the area of the tonsils and back of the throat). The main cause of this cancer is the human papillomavirus (HPV), which are also the main cause of cancer of the cervix. Oropharyngeal cancer has now become more common than cervical cancer in the US and the UK.

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Why are so many COVID19 vaccinated people getting shingles?

April 17, 2023 /Healthcare/ — There is no evidence that the COVID-19 vaccine causes shingles. However, there is some evidence that the COVID-19 vaccine may trigger shingles in people who are already at risk for the condition. Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. Once a person has had chickenpox, the virus remains dormant in the body. It can reactivate later in life, causing shingles.

There are a number of factors that can increase the risk of shingles, including: Continue reading


Medaica Announces Free Telehealth Stethoscope for Rural and Underserved Patients

Medaica, a digital health company extending the capability of home diagnostics, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared1 Medaica M1 Telehealth Stethoscope (M1) will be free of charge, starting with qualifying strategic partners supporting rural or underserved patients with chronic heart and/or lung conditions. Continue reading


Beurer Insect Bite Healer, BR10

As we look forward to spending more time outside, wearing fewer layers, and taking in more sun, we also begin to get closer to the part of the season we all hate: insect bites. Whether you have to deal with mosquitoes, bee stings, deer flies, wasps, or no-see-ums, the sting can be equally painful and uncomfortable. Continue reading


Vuzix Smart Glasses Support New Partnership Designed to Solve Global Health Workforce Shortages

Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), (“Vuzix” or, the “Company”), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and products, today announced that its smart glasses have been selected to support a new partnership between med-tech specialist Global Health Education Group (“GHEG”) and the University of Leeds, one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK. GHEG has developed an online learning tool designed to significantly increase the accessibility, scale and quality of clinical training opportunities available to healthcare students. Continue reading



One in six Black men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime versus one in eight white men. Black men are more likely to be diagnosed at a younger age, with more aggressive disease, and are more than twice as likely to die of prostate cancer. New findings from Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF)-funded investigators shed light on the genetic underpinnings of this racial disparity and point the way toward more effective screening strategies. Continue reading


Faeces, urine and sweat – just how gross are hot tubs? A microbiologist explains

Primrose Freestone, University of Leicester

For many centuries we have bathed in communal waters. Sometimes for cleanliness but more often for pleasure. Indeed, in ancient Greece, baths were taken in freshwater, or sometimes the sea – which was thought of as a sacred place dedicated to local gods and so was considered an act of worship.

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