Health

WHO to investigate allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse in Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The World Health Organization, leadership and staff, are outraged by recent reports of alleged sexual exploitation and abuse in the context of the Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Investigational COVID-19 vaccine well-tolerated and generates immune response in older adults

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Colorized scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic cell (gray) heavily infected with SARS-COV-2 virus...

Millionth death from COVID-19 ‘an agonizing milestone’: UN Secretary-General

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A health worker screens a young girl for COVID-19 at a temporary clinic set up next to a...

Global partnership to make available 120 million affordable, quality COVID-19 rapid tests for low- and middle-income countries

A full access package includes WHO policy guidance on the use of antigen-based rapid diagnostic tests, manufacturer volume guarantees for low and middle-income countries, catalytic funding to assist governments to deploy the tests and an initial US$...

About 14% of cerebral palsy cases may be tied to brain wiring genes

In an article, researchers confirm that about 14% of all cases of cerebral palsy, a disabling brain disorder for which there are no cures, may be linked to a patient’s genes and suggest that many of those genes control how brain circuits become wired...

NIH-funded study sheds light on abnormal neural function in rare genetic disorder

A genetic study has identified neuronal abnormalities in the electrical activity of cortical cells derived from people with a rare genetic disorder called 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. The overexpression of a specific gene and exposure to several...

COVID-19 pandemic: countries urged to take stronger action to stop spread of harmful information

On Sept. 23 , the World Health Organization (WHO) together with the UN, specialised agencies and partners called on countries to develop and implement action plans to promote the timely dissemination of science-based information and prevent the spread...

Salmonella Investigation Update

A CDC food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Stanley infections has been posted:

Scientists discover genetic and immunologic underpinnings of some cases of severe COVID-19

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Colorized scanning electron micrograph of a cell (blue) heavily infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus particles (red),...

Tobacco responsible for 20% of deaths from coronary heart disease

Every year, 1.9 million people die from tobacco-induced heart disease, according to a new brief released today by the World Health Organization, World Heart Federation and the University of Newcastle Australia ahead of World Heart Day, marked on 29...