Health

New WHO recommendations to accelerate progress on TB

WHO has issued new guidance to improve treatment of multidrug resistant TB (MDR-TB). WHO is recommending shifting to fully oral regimens to treat people with MDR-TB. This new treatment course is more effective and is less likely to provoke adverse...

WHO expert panel paves way for strong international governance on human genome editing

The World Health Organization’s new advisory committee on developing global standards for governance and oversight of human genome editing has agreed to work towards a strong international governance framework in this area.

NIH study finds no evidence that calcium increases risk of AMD

Eating a calcium-rich diet or taking calcium supplements does not appear to increase the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to the findings of a study by scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI). AMD is a leading cause of...

Imaging method reveals long-lived patterns in cells of the eye

Cells of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) form unique patterns that can be used to track changes in this important layer of tissue in the back of the eye, researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have found. Using a combination of adaptive...

Gaps in HIV Testing and Treatment Hinder Efforts to Stop New Infections

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Meningitis changes immune cell makeup in the mouse brain lining

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Meningeal macrophages (shown in white, red, and blue) are on constant alert...

Our brains may ripple before remembering

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NIH scientists showed how electrical brain waves, called ripples, may help us remember our past experiences...

Trump’s methylene chloride rule leaves workers exposed to deadly chemical

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a rule that leaves workers across the United States exposed to methylene chloride, a lethal chemical used in paint strippers that has already caused dozens of worker deaths. Breaking EPA’s repeated...

CDC Food Safety Alert: Outbreak of Salmonella Schwarzengrund Infections Linked to Butterball Ground Turkey

CDC advises consumers and retailers not to eat, serve, or sell recalled Butterball brand ground turkey, which is linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Schwarzengrund infections.

Light physical activity linked to lower risk of heart disease in older women

Light physical activity such as gardening, strolling through a park, and folding clothes might be enough to significantly lower the risk of cardiovascular disease among women 63 and older, a new study has found. This kind of activity, researchers said...