GSK solicits proposals for early-stage drug research

GlaxoSmithKline invited academic scientists on Tuesday to enter their most innovative drug research proposals into the company's 2014 Discovery Fast Track Challenge. Read More »

WHO addresses health challenges in Syria

The health needs of the Syrian people are enormous and include a desperate need for treatments for heart disease, cancer and diabetes, the director-general of the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. Read More »

First Islamic Advisory Group holds conference on polio eradication

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Two new flu-associated deaths in Delaware

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Chan says reform is needed for post-2015 healthcare

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Sinovac's EV71 vaccine effective against HFMD

Sinovac Biotech, Ltd., announced Phase III clinical trial results on Wednesday for its proprietary enterovirus 71 vaccine, which demonstrated 94.8 percent efficacy among infants and young children. Read More »

CDC Foundation and Lilly to teach safe injection practices

The Center for Disease Control Foundation announced on Wednesday that it has partnered with Eli Lilly and Company for three years to expand the CDC's Safe Injection Practices Coalition in order to prevent exposure to hepatitis and HIV. Read More »

Hong Kong CHP announces two novel cases of bird flu

Hong Kong Department of Health's Centre for Health Protection announced on Wednesday that it received notice of two novel human cases of avian influenza A H7N9 and urged the public to take precautions against infection. Read More »

New predictive model could clarify flu evolution

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BARDA extends contract with Novavax for pandemic vaccines

Novavax, Inc., announced on Thursday that the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development authority extended the base period of performance of a contract with the pharmaceutical company for its recombinant seasonal and pandemic influenza vaccines. Read More »

Novartis calls for more rare disease research during Rare Disease Day

Novartis joined with the global rare disease community on Friday by encouraging discussion to better understand rare disease and meet significant medical need in honor of Rare Disease Day. Read More »

Yale researchers discover novel way to test anti-HIV drug efficacy

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Researchers find new target for dengue virus vaccine

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Researchers map elements of deadly immune storm caused by flu

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Flu no longer widespread in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Director of Health Michael Fine said on Thursday that the flu is no longer widespread in the state, but those who have not been vaccinated should still received a flu shot. Read More »

GAVI Alliance to supply countries with inactivated polio vaccine

The GAVI Alliance will make the inactivated polio vaccine available to the countries it supports in an effort to eradicate the disease. Read More »

Pharmacists may be key to community preparedness against disease

Pharmacists see more patients than any other vaccine provider group and may be the key to preparing the community against pandemics, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday. Read More »

Eight new cases of avian flu reported in China

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MSF ordered to stop medical activities in Myanmar, thousands at risk

Médecins Sans Frontières Holland closed its HIV/AIDS clinics in Rakhine, Shan and Kachin on Friday and ceased treating thousands of patients by order of the Union Government of Myanmar. Read More »

UNICEF initiative makes inactivated polio vaccine more accessible

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