Scientists develop alternative for Ebola screening program

A study recently published in Preventive Medicine shows a potential alternative that scientists have developed to replace the Ebola entry screen program that is in place at U.S. airports. Read More »

Measles, pertussis outbreaks may correlate with vaccination declinations

A recent analysis suggests that intentionally unvaccinated or undervaccinated people may correlate with the measles cases and certain pertussis outbreaks, as turning down vaccines showed a connection with a higher risk for developing the two diseases. Read More »

New biochip may provide fast, accurate HIV diagnosis

A new, differential immuno-capture biochip, created by researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is able to provide specific leukocyte counts that will help health professionals make a more accurate diagnosis of HIV infections. Read More »

Rotary International invests $35 million in polio elimination

Rotary International recently invested $35 million in grants to various immunization activities and research projects that are designed to eliminate polio from the world health scene. Read More »

Illinois study shows interactions between HIV and cellular defender

A new University of Illinois study offers a clear view of how an HIV capsid, which is a protein coat allowing HIV to attack the host’s nucleus, can invade the human cells that are designed to defend the body. Read More »

Illinois study shows emerging, bacteria-targeting uses from medications

A new study led by Illinois chemistry professor Eric Oldfield has found new uses for medications brought to market to treat cancer, fertility issues and particular types of infections.  Read More »

Walgreens weekly data shows Texas hardest hit by flu

Walgreens has released its weekly Flu Index data to show specific flu activity throughout each U.S. state and its markets, ranking them according to the highest incident rates. Read More »

Pakistani official calls for mandatory polio vaccines

Pakistani Sen. Ayesha Raza Farooq, the prime minister’s focal person on polio, recently said there must be mandatory vaccinations to fully eliminate poliovirus from Pakistan. Read More »

Pre-exposure prophylaxis shows benefits in battle against HIV

A recent UCLA study shows that using pre-exposure antiretroviral medication may decrease the rates of contracting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) even though there is still a high rate of contracting sexually transmitted infections (STI). Read More »

Physicians continue on path to polio elimination

It has now been three years since the world's physicians last confirmed a human case of wild poliovirus type 3 (WPV3) -- an exciting milestone for the health community. Read More »

TB enzyme structure could provide new target for drugs

BodyResearchers from the Argonne National Laboratory recently uncovered the structure of an enzyme in tuberculosis (TB), which may help scientists to develop new targets for new drugs. Read More »

Efavirenz treatments benefit children who have HIV

Scientists at Columbia University in New York have discovered that using an antiretroviral therapy based on efavirenz to treat children who have HIV infections can be effective without causing viral failure. Read More »

European Parliament increases funding for polio fight

The European Parliament recently passed three new amendments designed to increase funding in the E.U. for polio elimination. Read More »

Rotary donates $40.4 million to help eliminate polio

Rotary members recently made a $40.4 million donation to help eliminate polio worldwide by funding vaccination activities and surveillance systems. Read More »

Second Huddle for Global Change set for Oct. 12-23

The online forum is a multi-day conference and interactive experience for those who want to make a global impact. The cost for the program is $77. Read More »

Alere redoubles efforts with Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS

Alere said this week that it is redoubling its commitment to support the Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA). Alere, a global leader in rapid diagnostics, aims to help reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS in Africa, specifically mother-to-child transmission. Read More »

U.S. health department develops new Ebola treatment

A new Ebola treatment using three monoclonal antibodies has advanced in its development due to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response -- a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services -- and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. making an agreement. Read More »

Takeda speeds new treatments for neglected tropical diseases

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited recently announced that it has joined WIPO Re:Search, which is a consortium that is dedicated to speeding the research and development of new vaccines, drugs and diagnostics for neglected tropical diseases, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria. Read More »

West Nile virus case confirmed in DuPage County

Officials from the DuPage County Health Department recently confirmed that the Illinois county has had its first human West Nile virus case for this season. Read More »

Offor applauds Nigerian president in fight against polio

Sir Emeka Offor recently commended President Muhammadu Buhari for publicizing his determination for Nigeria to be certified as polio-free by 2017. Read More »