Health

Mosquito-packed drones ready to join fight against Zika and other deadly diseases – UN agency

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The IAEA successfully tested releasing sterile mosquitos from drones as part of efforts to use...

Organic food: MEPs tighten EU rules to match consumer expectations

New rules to ensure that only high-quality organic food is sold in the EU and to boost organic production were approved by the European Parliament on Thursday.

MEPs highlight health risks of falling vaccination rates in the EU

Epidemiological data show significant gaps in vaccines being accepted and coverage rates that are too low to ensure the public is properly protected against vaccine-preventable diseases, MEPs note with concern in a resolution voted on Thursday.

The World Bank, The Power of Nutrition, the Global Financing Facility and the Government of Rwanda Allocate Additional $23 Million to Reduce Chronic Malnutrition of Children in Rwanda

The Government of Rwanda and the World Bank signed a $23 million Additional Financing agreement to help reduce the stunting rates among children under age 5 in 13 of Rwanda’s highest-stunting districts, on April 18.

NIH scientists watch the brain’s lining heal after a head injury

Following head injury, the protective lining that surrounds the brain may get a little help from its friends: immune cells that spring into action to assist with repairs. In a new study, scientists from the National Institutes of Health watched in...

Genetically altered broadly neutralizing antibodies protect monkeys from HIV-like virus

Two genetically modified broadly neutralizing antibodies (link is external) (bNAbs) protected rhesus macaques from an HIV-like virus, report scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National...

Boots on the Ground: Reports from CDC’s Disease Detectives

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will hold its 67th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference April 16-19, 2018 in Atlanta. The annual gathering of disease detectives showcases cutting-edge investigations and often...

Epstein-Barr virus protein can “switch on” risk genes for autoimmune diseases

Infection with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), the cause of infectious mononucleosis, has been associated with subsequent development of systemic lupus erythematosus and other chronic autoimmune illnesses, but the mechanisms behind this association have...

Cyberbullying, unmet medical needs contribute to depressive symptoms among sexual minority youth

Cyberbullying, dissatisfaction with family relationships, and unmet medical needs are major contributors to the high rates of depressive symptoms seen among adolescents who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or questioning their sexual orientation, according...

Omega-3s from fish oil supplements no better than placebo for dry eye

Omega-3 fatty acid supplements taken orally proved no better than placebo at relieving symptoms or signs of dry eye, according to the findings of a well-controlled trial funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of...