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New Ebola outbreak in DRC is ‘truly frightening’, says Wellcome Trust director

The head of a major medical research charity has called the latest outbreak of Ebola in central Africa “truly frightening”. Nearly 1,400 people have died in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Dr Jeremy Farrar, the director of the Wellcome Trust, said the epidemic was the worst since that of 2013-16 and has showed “no sign… Read More »

Drink hot beverages? A new study says they can increase your risk of oesophageal cancer

Adding cold milk to tea and coffee and waiting for hot drinks to cool could protect against oesophageal cancer, a study suggests. Research has found that regularly swallowing hot drinks nearly doubles the risk of developing diseases of the gullet and researchers have advised people to allow beverages to cool. In 2016, the World Health… Read More »