Health

WHO calls for urgent action to end TB

Fewer people fell ill and died from tuberculosis (TB) last year but countries are still not doing enough to end TB by 2030, warns the World Health Organization (WHO). Although global efforts have averted an estimated 54 million TB deaths since 2000,...

Indonesia Aiming to Give All Children Best Start in Life by Addressing Stunting

Indonesia is committed to give its future generations the best start in life, and with its robust growth and declining poverty the nation is on track to do so. However, with high rates of child stunting, this outcome will require a breakthrough in its...

Humanitarian Medical Air Bridge in Yemen

The United Nations is working to open a humanitarian medical air bridge for Yemeni civilians who are suffering from conditions which cannot be treated inside Yemen.

Humanitarian Medical Air Bridge in Yemen

The United Nations is working to open a humanitarian medical air bridge for Yemeni civilians who are suffering from conditions which cannot be treated inside Yemen.

Gene variations linked to severity of Zika-related birth defects, small NIH study suggests

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Model of the Zika virus.

NIH and Children’s National partner to advance pediatric clinical research

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The image shows a natural killer cell, a type of immune cell.

Experimental nasal influenza vaccine tested in kids, teens

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3D print of influenza virus. The virus surface (yellow) is covered with proteins called...

Daily low-dose aspirin found to have no effect on healthy life span in older people

In a large clinical trial to determine the risks and benefits of daily low-dose aspirin in healthy older adults without previous cardiovascular events, aspirin did not prolong healthy, independent living (life free of dementia or persistent physical...

Neurons absorb and release water when firing, NIH study suggests

Neurons absorb and release water when they relay messages throughout the brain, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. Tracking this water movement with imaging technology may one day provide...

NIH launches initiative to accelerate genetic therapies to cure sickle cell disease

The National Institutes of Health announced the launch of a new initiative to help speed the development of cures for sickle cell disease, a group of inherited blood disorders affecting at least 100,000 people in the United States and 20 million...