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Ultraviolet Light can Prevent the Spread of Influenza

Continuous low doses of far ultraviolet C (far-UVC) light can kill airborne flu viruses without harming human tissues, according to a new study published in Scientific Reports. The findings suggest that use of overhead far-UVC light in hospitals, schools, airports, and other public spaces could provide a powerful check on seasonal influenza epidemics, as well as influenza pandemics.

Men are Much Less Likely to Get Multiple Sclerosis than Women

Women have three-to-four times the incidence of multiple sclerosis (MS) compared to men and the lower incidence in males is related, in part, to higher levels of testosterone. But until now, scientists have not understood how the hormone provides protection. The new study discovered how testosterone does it, and how females can glean the benefits. The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 

Measles Vaccine: Protection and Survival Benefits to Children

In the largest study to date on children in a low/ middle-income country, new research in Ghana finds that the timing of a measles vaccine in an overall vaccination schedule can have a profound impact on child survival rates beyond protecting against measles infection. The findings, published in open access journal Frontiers in Public Health, suggest that measles vaccination in the recommended sequence may have made an important contribution towards achieving the Millennium Development Goal 4 of reducing child mortality.

Human Elbow Is Stable by Ligamentous Structures; Anatomical Study

According to this study, researchers study on anatomy of human elbow in Human Medial Collateral. The human elbow maintains its stability mainly through its bony structure. Stability is enhanced by ligamentous structures. To allow the ligament-muscular reflex, which protects against strain and stress, mechanoreceptors are embedded in the ligament. This report describes the existence and the distribution of the elbow medial collateral ligaments (MCLs) mechanoreceptors.