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Tanzania confirms outbreak of dengue fever
Faustine NdungulileFriday April 12, 2019 4:53AM ET
Tanzania on Thursday confirmed an outbreak of dengue fever, saying the business capital, Dar es Salaam, has reported 252 cases.
Previously unseen vulnerabilities of HIV virus discovered
HIVThursday April 11, 2019 10:16AM ET
Imagine that HIV is a sealed tin can: if you opened it, what would you find inside?
New study exposes need for better management of anaemia
anaemiaThursday April 11, 2019 6:50AM ET
A large study just published in the journal Anaesthesia raises important questions about the way anaemia is currently managed in surgical patients.
Austrian city halts bus services over potential measles outbreak
KlagenfurtThursday April 11, 2019 5:57AM ET
Authorities in the southern Austrian city of Klagenfurt have taken the drastic measure of suspending all bus services over fears of a potential measles outbreak, local media reported on Wednesday.
Dogs can sniff out cancer with nearly 97% accuracy, says study
Dog sniffingWednesday April 10, 2019 9:06AM ET
Florida’s BioScentDx presented its study of canine cancer detection at Experimental Biology, a life sciences and biomedical research conference.
Cancer-killing combination therapies unveiled with new drug-screening tool
Cancer cellsWednesday April 10, 2019 7:08AM ET
UC San Francisco scientists have designed a large-scale screen that efficiently identifies drugs that are potent cancer-killers when combined, but only weakly effective when used alone.
New York City declares public measles health emergency, fines for anti-vaxxers $1,000
Bill de BlasioTuesday April 9, 2019 2:54PM ET
New York City has declared the measles outbreak affecting the Orthodox Jewish community in Williamsburg to be a public health emergency, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
Ebola death toll in DR Congo rises to 655
Ebola CongoTuesday April 9, 2019 5:20AM ET
The death toll from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has risen to 655 since the start of an outbreak last July, the country’s Health Ministry said Monday.
Emergency visits in US reach all-time high 145.6 million patients
Emergency visitsMonday April 8, 2019 8:32AM ET
Emergency visits climbed to a record high of 145.6 million patients in 2016, the most recent year available, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
EAVI2020 announces start of new HIV vaccine trial
HIV trialMonday April 8, 2019 7:45AM ET
Researchers announced they have started clinical trials to develop a protective vaccine against HIV.
Yemen: Houthis declare emergency over cholera outbreak
Yemen choleraMonday April 8, 2019 5:38AM ET
The Houthi administration on Sunday declared a state of emergency after hike in cholera cases in regions it controls, said an official.
Cancer exports molecular 'saboteurs' to remotely disarm immune system
Cancer cellsFriday April 5, 2019 7:26AM ET
Immunotherapy drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors have revolutionized cancer treatment: many patients with malignancies that until recently would have been considered untreatable are experiencing long-term remissions.
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