THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

Chemotherapy drugs found to inhibit malaria

A class of chemotherapy drugs used to inhibit signaling pathways in cancer cells has recently been found to also kill the parasite that causes malaria. Read More »

Dominican Republic and Haiti to fight cholera together

The Dominican Republic and Haiti agreed on April 28 to cooperate in fighting the cholera epidemic that has already killed thousands of Haitians and has spread across the border of the two countries. Read More »

Hepatitis A vaccine shortage strikes

The Department of Health and Ageing in Australia has reported that a global shortage of hepatitis A vaccines has pharmaceutical companies working to address the shortage, with priority being given to travelers. Read More »

TB cases in New York City hit record low

While tuberculosis cases have hit a record low in New York City, the disease is still causing many cases in Chinese and Ecuadoran communities within the city. Read More »

Former CDC director dies

Dr. David Sencer, the former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died in an Atlanta hospital Monday after a bout of pneumonia at the age of 86. Read More »

At least 135 cholera deaths confirmed in Cameroon

A public health official in Cameroon has confirmed that 135 people have died this year as a result of the cholera outbreak in six of the West African nation Read More »

HIV drugs may be used to fight malaria

New research has shown that drugs used to treat HIV may one day also target parasitic diseases such as leishmaniasis and malaria. Read More »

New rule may make seasonal Medicare flu vaccines easier to acquire

A new rule recently proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services may make it easier for Medicare beneficiaries seeking annual seasonal flu vaccines. Read More »

Hepatitis B prevention standards should be expanded, study says

Current prevention and screening standards for hepatitis B are cost effective and may be worth expanding, according to a newly released study. Read More »

Sickle-cell hemoglobin could fight malaria

Sickle-cell hemoglobin may work to keep malaria in check, according to a new study. Read More »

Red Cross takes steps to stop Haitian cholera

The International Committee of the Red Cross has taken several courses of action to prevent a resurgence of cholera in Haiti after the epidemic that took the lives of 10 people a day in January. Read More »

"Cocooning" may prevent infant pertussis

According to research presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Read More »

Meningococcal vaccine approved for children nine months of age

A vaccine for the prevention of invasive meningococcal disease for children from nine months of age has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Read More »

Global Health Technologies Coalition says U.S. should spur scientific innovation

The Global Health Technologies Coalition, a group of 30 leading health organizations, recently issued a list of recommendations for U.S. policymakers that are intended to help spur scientific innovations aimed at saving lives around the world. Read More »

Affordable Medicines Facility - malaria increasing access to malaria treatment

The Affordable Medicines Facility Read More »

TB test shown to be fast and effective

A study recently published in the Lancet has shown that the Cepheid Xpert MTB/RIF test for tuberculosis and rifampicin resistance is fast and effective in realistic healthcare field conditions and low-resource settings. Read More »

Basketball great and WNBA star team up to support vaccination program

Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Lanier and Tulsa Shock guard Andrea Riley have joined NBA Cares and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine to bring the Vaccines for Teens program to the Tulsa area. Read More »

U.N. finds several reasons for Haitian cholera outbreak

An independent panel created by the United Nations to investigate the source of the devastating cholera outbreak in Haiti that began last October has found that a Read More »

U.S. on track for most measles cases in more than a decade

With 89 cases reported so far this year, the United States may be on track for more measles cases than any year in over a decade, with nearly all of the cases linked to other countries. Read More »

Gates Foundation gives grant for polio vaccine in pill form

A University of Central Florida scientist recently received a two year, $761,302 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a vaccine for polio in pill form. Read More »