Top health news from around the web this week.
International health news
- Universal flu vaccine “edges closer” – A different flu vaccine is produced yearly as the virus constantly changes, now scientists are looking at an universal vaccine.
- Statins link to type 2 diabetes – Statins, the widely used cholesterol lowering drugs, could raise your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
- Don’t scratch that itch! – Scientists have discovered a substance in the central nervous system which triggers itchiness, raising hopes for new treatments.