Weekly health news update: 13 January 2014

weekly health update 13 January 2014

International health news from around the web: 13 January 2014.

International health news

Health advice

  • Caffeine could boost memory — After learning something new, drink a cup of coffee to help cement that knowledge, as a study shows it improves long-term memory.

Country health alerts

  • India: Polio-free for 3 years — An intensive and successful immunisation programme has resulted in no polio cases being reported for 3 years.
  • Sweden: Pioneering womb transplants – Nine woman have received a womb from living relatives to help them carry their own children.
  • USA: Flu season peaks – With 10 child deaths since September 29 and 35 states reporting widespread flu activity this season is pretty typical say experts.