Obesity rates soar due to dramatic global diet shift, says UN food agency

Eating food high in starch, sugar, fats and salt; combined with a sedentary lifestyle, is a recipe for soaring global obesity rates, even in countries where many still suffer from hunger. On World Food Day, which falls on Wednesday, the UN’s food...

'Alarmingly high' number of children malnourished worldwide: UNICEF report

Rice porridge is served to children at an EU supported health outreach centre in Phongsaly...

HHS Awards $13.5 Million to Accelerate State and Local Planning Efforts for Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through CDC, has awarded $13.5 million to conduct state and local planning and kick off community involvement for the proposed federal initiative, Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for...

With End of New York Outbreak, United States Keeps Measles Elimination Status

The United States has maintained its measles elimination status of nearly 20 years. The New York State Department of Health declared the end of the state’s nearly year-long outbreak that had put the U.S. at risk of losing its measles elimination...

Drug reverses signs of liver disease in people living with HIV

A microscopic image of liver tissue affected by non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The large and...

NIH study in mice explains how brain can turn pain signals up or down

The central amygdala (CeA) functions as a pain rheostat in the forebrain, enhancing or attenuating pain....

Tackling obesity would boost economic and social well-being


Clinical Guidance for Health Care Providers Evaluating Patients with Lung Injury Linked to Use of E-cigarette, or Vaping, Products

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated interim clinical guidance for U.S. health care providers evaluating and caring for patients with lung injury associated with use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products.

Low Rates of Vaccination During Pregnancy Leave Moms, Babies Unprotected


The use of non-pharmaceutical forms of Artemisia

On Oct.10, the most widely used antimalarial treatments, artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs), are produced using the pure artemisinin compound extracted from plant Artemisia annua. Currently, all malaria strains globally can be treated with...