Health

NIH-funded study could help improve deep brain stimulation therapy for OCD

In a small study, researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health captured more than 1,000 hours of brain recordings from patients with OCD in the clinic and at home. These data are a key first step towards designing improved deep brain...

Experimental mRNA HIV vaccine safe, shows promise in animals

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Scanning electromicrograph of an HIV-infected H9 T cell. NIAID

Investing $1 per person annually could save 7 million lives in low, lower-middle income nations

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A health worker checks a woman’s blood sugar level at a community health centre in Jayapura...

More than half a billion people pushed or pushed further into extreme poverty due to health care costs

New evidence compiled by the World Health Organization and the World Bank shows that the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to halt two decades of global progress towards Universal Health Coverage. The organizations also reveal that more than half a billion...

Two decades dedicated to capacity building for health emergency preparedness and response

The WHO Office in Lyon, France — a Centre of Excellence in strengthening public health laboratories — contributes to global health security and supports countries in building stronger health emergency capacities. Today, the Office is celebrating its...

Vaccine hoarding will prolong COVID warns WHO, as agency mulls early Omicron data

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Communities in Kohima, India, are being vaccinated against COVID-19.

World AIDS Day 2021 - Step up, be bold, end AIDS, end inequalities and end pandemics

On the occasion of World AIDS Day on 1 December 2021 , UNAIDS, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners came together at a special event in Geneva, Switzerland, to highlight the urgent need to end the economic, social, cultural and legal...

CDC Statement on B.1.1.529 (Omicron variant)

On November 26, 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified a new variant, B.1.1.529, as a Variant of Concern and has named it Omicron. No cases of this variant have been identified in the U.S. to date. CDC is following the details of this...

Repurposed ALS drug shows promise in mouse model of rare childhood genetic disorder

Riluzole, a drug approved to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease affecting nerve cells controlling movement, could slow the gradual loss of a particular brain cell that occurs in Niemann-Pick disease type C1 (NPC1), a rare genetic...

WHO releases new toolkit to support quality HIV testing services

WHO has released a new toolkit to enable countries to accelerate their ongoing efforts to fully adopt WHO guidelines and transition to new HIV testing algorithms.