WHO chief asks nations to unlock power of traditional medicine

Syllabus: science (medicine) Context Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Aim: Unlocking the power of traditional medicine and providing evidence and action-based suggestions that could be interpreted into a global strategy. In modern times, the demand for natural and herbal-based pharmaceuticals and cosmetics underscores the enduring …

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Scientists in the United Kingdom testing a new form of cancer therapy, reported success in a teenaged girl, Alyssia, with a form of cancer called T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. What happens in this form of cancer? In this form of blood cancer, the T-cells, which are a class of white …

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Meet the world’s fastest ant

It’s official: the Saharan silver ant is the fastest of the world’s 12,000 known ant species, clocking a blistering 855 millimetres — nearly a metre — per second, researchers said on Thursday. Measured another way, the six-legged sprinter covers 108 times its own body length per second, a feat topped …

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