What Causes an Itch ?

HEALTH: Itching (Pruritis) is caused by an irritant such as bugs, dust, clothing fibers, and hair. It is built-in defense mechanism to alert your body to potentially being harmed. Once something like hair or dust scratches the surface of your skin’s nerves receptors, the skin becomes irritated. In a split second, these receptors send a […]

WHO Approves the First Malaria Vaccine in Major Breakthrough

  HEALTH: The WHO on Wednesday endorsed the first ever vaccine to prevent malaria, debuting a tool that could save the lives of tens of thousands of children in Africa each year. Malaria is among the oldest known and deadliest of infectious diseases. It kills about half a million people each year, nearly all of […]