Health

Experimental Vaccine for Deadly Tickborne Virus Effective in Cynomolgus Macaques

An experimental vaccine developed in Europe to prevent infection by Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) has protected cynomolgus macaques in a new collaborative study from National Institutes of Health scientists. The animals received the...

WHO releases new guidance on integrating mental health in radiological and nuclear emergency response

The Framework for mental health and psychosocial support in radiological and nuclear emergencies, released on Nov.26, brings together, for the first time, existing knowledge from the fields of mental health and protection from radiation in an...

WHO calls for reinvigorated action to fight malaria

The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on countries and global health partners to step up the fight against malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that continues to claim hundreds of thousands of lives each year. A better targeting of...

COVID-19 Travel Health Notice Levels and Testing for International Travelers

On November 21, CDC revised the Travel Health Notice system for COVID-19 and released new recommendations for testing before and after international air travel to help the public make informed decisions for safer, healthier, and more responsible...

50.6 Million U.S. Adults Currently Use Tobacco Products

Findings from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released on Nov.19 show that approximately 1 in 5 U.S. adults reported currently using a tobacco product in 2019, with about 80% of those adults...

Commonly used antibiotic shows promise for combating Zika infections

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NIH scientists found that the commonly used antibiotic methacycline may be effective at combating the...

Fourth iteration of COVID-19 treatment trial underway

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Transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, isolated from a patient. Image...

Leaders at G-20 Summit Vow to Make COVID Vaccine Widely Available

The Group of 20 virtual summit vowed Sunday to spare no effort in making a COVID-19 vaccine widely available to all populations.

Ahead of global health assembly, WHO stresses need for solidarity, preparation

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Samples are tested by scientists at Oxford University’s Jenner Institute as the development...

UNICEF and WHO call for emergency action to avert major measles and polio epidemics

UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) issued an urgent call to action to avert major measles and polio epidemics as COVID-19 continues to disrupt immunization services worldwide on Nov. 06, 2020, leaving millions of vulnerable children at...