Health

Argentina Now Has 1 Million Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Argentina is now the world’s fifth country with more than one million confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Data collected by Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center shows the South American country has 1,002,662 total cases. Argentina is...

NIH begins large clinical trial to test immune modulators for treatment of COVID-19

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

New electronic survey manual supports countries to combat micronutrient deficiencies

A new Micronutrient survey manual (2020) and toolkit, developed in collaboration by WHO, CDC, UNICEF and Nutrition International were published today to meet the demand of countries interested in assessing the micronutrient status of their populations...

Solidarity Therapeutics Trial produces conclusive evidence on the effectiveness of repurposed drugs for COVID-19 in record time

In just six months, the world’s largest randomized control trial on COVID-19 therapeutics has generated conclusive evidence on the effectiveness of repurposed drugs for the treatment of COVID-19.

CDC and the American Mosquito Control Association Collaborate on First-ever Comprehensive Resources for Mosquito Control in Areas Affected by Natural Disasters

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) have collaborated to provide the first-ever comprehensive volume of resources to guide mosquito control in areas affected by natural disasters,...

Global TB progress at risk

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries were making steady progress in tackling tuberculosis (TB), with a 9% reduction in incidence seen between 2015 and 2019 and a 14% drop in deaths in the same period. High-level political commitments at...

NIH-funded study links adolescent brain differences to increased waist circumference

Differences in the microstructure of the nucleus accumbens (NAcc), a region in the brain that plays an important role in processing food and other reward stimuli, predict increases in indicators of obesity in children, according to a study funded by...

NIH study aims to identify promising COVID-19 treatments for larger clinical trials

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This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (round gold objects) emerging from the surface of cells...

UN in Myanmar comes together to protect people from COVID-19

More than 20 UN agencies in Myanmar have come together to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and staff are putting their lives on the line to support the Organization’s efforts to protect lives and boost livelihoods.

Pandemic Worsens Challenges Faced by Girls Globally

The world marks the International Day of the Girl Child on Sunday, during a year in which a global pandemic and subsequent economic downturn has created further challenges for girls.