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WHO and partners launch new country-led response to put malaria control efforts back on track
Tedros Adhanom GhebreyesusTuesday November 20, 2018 4:07AM ET
To get the reduction in malaria deaths and disease back on track, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners are joining a new country-led response to scale up prevention and treatment, and increased investment, to protect vulnerable people from the deadly disease.
A new approach to detecting cancer earlier from blood tests
Cancer awakensMonday November 19, 2018 6:43AM ET
Cancer scientists led by principal investigator Dr. Daniel De Carvalho at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have combined \"liquid biopsy,\" epigenetic alterations and machine learning to develop a blood test to detect and classify cancer at its earliest stages.
Dramatic increase in e-cigarette use among youth in U.S.
Youth e-cigaretteFriday November 16, 2018 6:46AM ET
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new findings from the National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) showing that more than 3.6 million middle and high school students were current (past 30 day) e-cigarette users in 2018, a dramatic increase of more than 1.5 million students since last year.
Israeli researchers develop treatment to prevent retardation and autism
autismFriday November 16, 2018 4:49AM ET
Israeli researchers have developed a treatment that may prevent developmental retardation and autism, a report published by Tel Aviv University said Thursday.
Spain moves to ban pseudo-therapies from universities and health centers
pseudo-therapiesThursday November 15, 2018 5:33AM ET
The Socialist (PSOE) government of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has put forward a plan to fight the rise of pseudo-therapies such as homeopathy, which promise to have a positive health impact but have no scientific evidence to support their claims.
France releases 40m euros to fight antibiotic resistance
Frédérique VidalThursday November 15, 2018 5:05AM ET
The French government has released €40 million to help fund research into new antibiotics, as antibiotic resistance in France rises up the medical agenda.
Synthetic antibodies protect against Ebola
Congo EbolaWednesday November 14, 2018 6:48AM ET
Scientists at The Wistar Institute and collaborators have successfully engineered novel DNA-encoded monoclonal antibodies (DMAbs) targeting Zaire Ebolavirus that were effective in preclinical models.
Nigerian cholera outbreak kills 175
Nigerian choleraTuesday November 13, 2018 7:40AM ET
The death toll in a cholera outbreak hitting at least three out of six of Nigeria northeastern states has risen to 175 as of early November, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), an international humanitarian group on Monday.
FDA will ban many flavored e-cigarettes
e-cigarettesTuesday November 13, 2018 5:16AM ET
he U.S. Food and Drug Administration will soon announce a ban on sales of most flavored electronic cigarettes in retail stores and gas stations across the United States, according to media reports.
Possible treatment for rare polio-like flaccid myelitis shows no benefit
flaccid myelitisMonday November 12, 2018 6:54AM ET
Researchers have been searching for possible treatments for the polio-like illness causing paralysis in children, called acute flaccid myelitis.
Study triggers change in WHO treatment guidelines for lymphatic filariasis
lymphatic filariasis
Friday November 9, 2018 6:27AM ET
Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have shown that a single \"cocktail\" of three pill-based anti-parasite medications is significantly more effective at killing microscopic larval worms in people diagnosed with lymphatic filariasis, commonly known as elephantiasis, than other standard two-drug combinations previously used in the global effort to eliminate this infectious disease.
Anopheles mosquitoes could spread Mayaro virus in US, other diverse regions
Anopheles mosquitoesFriday November 9, 2018 5:27AM ET
Mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles are well known as primary vectors of malaria. But a new study suggests that Anopheles species, including some found in the United States, also are capable of carrying and transmitting an emerging pathogen, Mayaro virus, which has caused outbreaks of disease in South America and the Caribbean.
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