TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017

Melanoma Research Foundation honored for best practices

The Melanoma Research Foundation recently received a certificate for Best Practice from the Association of Medial Research Charities. Read More »

National Institutes for Health recommends ways to avoid Type 2 diabetes

Health professionals recently recommended a variety of ways to avoid developing Type 2 diabetes by losing weight in new, creative ways. Read More »

Stop TB Partnership aims to save lives

The Stop TB Partnership recently launched a new program to save 10 million lives and avoid 45 million cases of tuberculosis (TB). Read More »

UN leaders discuss progress in 15-year fight against malaria

Worldwide leaders, health experts and diplomats gathered in New York Nov. 19 to discuss and celebrate progress that has been made in reaching the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG). Read More »

Liberia is added to areas affected by Ebola

Analysts from Hong Kong's Department of Health recently placed Liberia on the list of regions affected by the Ebola virus. Read More »

Gates, Osborne create Ross Fund to help eliminate malaria

Bill Gates and Chancellor George Osborne recently created a new fund that will help to support the worldwide fight to eliminate malaria as well as similar infectious diseases. The fund is named the Ross Fund in honor of Sir Ronald Ross. Read More »

Dengue cases decrease in Caraga region

The Philippine Department of Health recently reported that dengue fever cases in the Caraga Region have decreased by 48 percent. Read More »

Study shows European hospitals miss every other HIV infection

A recent study shows that many European hospitals do not regularly test people who could have HIV infections, resulting in the hospitals missing every other HIV infection. Read More »

Mosquitoes' resistance to DDT studied in western Kenya

Researchers recently conducted a test in western Kenya to evaluate the standard insecticide susceptibility of the Anopheles gambiae mosquito. Read More »

Researchers track HPAI transmission from birds to humans

Scientists have conducted research to determine the risk of transmission for people who are exposed to birds infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A H5 within the U.S. Read More »

Researchers review Ebola's epidemiology in Guinea

Researchers have conducted epidemiological studies of the Ebola virus disease throughout Conakry and its nearby prefectures in Guinea. Read More »

South Sudan communities support Doctors Without Borders in malaria fight

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has been grateful for the help of local communities throughout South Sudan in fighting the recent increase in malaria cases. Read More »

Uveitis among Ebola symptoms in convalescent phase

A case of an Ebola survivor shows that immune activation, uveitis, and nonspecific rises in antibody titers are symptoms of the convalescent phase of the Ebola virus. Read More »

Researchers offer overview of late-stage Ebola risks

Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have conducted the first systematic analysis and review of the risks involved in the Ebola virus. Read More »

Chinese officials report nosocomial bird flu transmission

Health professionals may have located the first evidence of a transmission the avian influenza A (H7N9) virus between unrelated people in a hospital in China. Read More »

FDA approves flu drug for those 65 and older

Fluad, a seasonal flu drug that contains an adjuvant, has gained first-of-its-kind market approval from the Food and Drug Administration to be used by people who are over 65. Read More »

CDC reports many physicians unaware of PrEP benefits

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that up to one-third of health care providers don't know about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which when taken as a daily pill reduces the risk of HIV infection by more than 90 percent in sexually active patients. Read More »

Doctors Without Borders encourages WHO guidelines for HIV/AIDS treatment

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) issued a statement last week urging that World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for testing and treating HIV and AIDS patients be taken up globally. Read More »

National Windscreens calendar to provide symptom cards

National Windscreen calendars for 2016 will be including symptom cards for meningitis and septicaemia. Read More »

Phase 2 clinical trial of chikungunya vaccine opens to volunteers

A vaccine clinical trial to combat the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus is being sponsored by National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Read More »