NIH study of WWII evacuees suggests mental illness may be passed to offspring

Mental illness associated with early childhood adversity may be passed from generation to generation, according to a study of adults whose parents evacuated Finland as children during World War II. The study was conducted by researchers at the...

MEPs move to block phosphate use in kebabs

Parliament could veto an EU Commission proposal to allow phosphates in kebab meat, due to health concerns.

Serious concerns about the health impact of phosphates used as food additives were raised by Health Committee MEPs on Tuesday. They...

Global response to malaria at crossroads

After unprecedented global success in malaria control, progress has stalled, according to the World malaria report 2017. There were an estimated 5 million more malaria cases in 2016 than in 2015. Malaria deaths stood at around 445 000, a similar...

1 in 10 medical products in developing countries is substandard or falsified

An estimated 1 in 10 medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries is either substandard or falsified, according to new research from WHO.

Frequency of HIV Testing and Time from Infection to Diagnosis Improve


NIAID scientists link cases of unexplained anaphylaxis to red meat allergy


WHO delivers medicines as diphtheria spreads in Yemen

WHO has delivered medicines to tackle an outbreak of diphtheria in Yemen, warning that sustained humanitarian access is critical to stopping its spread.

Madagascar’s plague epidemic is slowing, but we must sustain the response

Madagascar’s unprecedented outbreak of pneumonic plague is slowing down but the response must be sustained, WHO cautioned on Monday (November 27).

NIH scientists and collaborators find infectious prion protein in skin of CJD patients

National Institutes of Health scientists and collaborators at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, have detected abnormal prion protein in the skin of nearly two dozen people who died from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD).

Nearly half of the world’s busiest airports have smoke-free policies

Among the 50 busiest airports in the world, 23 have smoke-free indoor policies. This means air travelers and employees at 46 percent of the world’s busiest airports are protected from exposure to secondhand smoke. The other 27 busiest airports allow...