WHO updates recommendations on HPV vaccination schedule

In a new position paper, WHO has updated its recommendations for the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Of particular note, the paper states that a single-dose schedule, referred to as an alternative, off-label single–dose schedule can provide a...

NIH researchers use 3D bioprinting to create eye tissue

Growth of blood vessels across printed rows of an endothelial-pericyte-fibroblast cell mixture. By day 7, blood...

2022 Year In health: New Ebola and cholera outbreaks, mpox emergency, COVID-19 ‘not over’

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A health worker in Motema Pembe area prepares for a household decontamination in...

The Quadripartite establishes the Quadripartite Technical Group on Antimicrobial Resistance and Use Integrated Surveillance (QTG-AIS)

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global threat to animal and human health, food security, economic growth, and development. It is mostly driven by the inappropriate use of antimicrobials in human, animal, and plant health, food production, and...

WHO announces landmark changes in treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis

WHO has just released updated consolidated guidelines on the treatment of drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) featuring major improvements in treatment options for people with multidrug-resistant or rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis (MDR/RR-TB). The guidelines...

NIH-funded study finds hepatitis C treatment gap for individuals with alcohol use disorder

new study supported by the National Institutes of Health shows that individuals with alcohol use disorder (AUD) are less likely to receive antivirals for hepatitis C, despite current guidelines recommending antiviral treatment regardless of alcohol...

NIH launches harm reduction research network to prevent overdose fatalities

Close-up of a person's hands holding a red bag with a box of naloxone nasal spray inside.

Football and flu

As millions are enraptured watching the FIFA World Cup – in person or on TV – you may be at higher risk of getting flu and spreading it. Make sure you know how to protect yourself and others.

Accelerated action needed to ensure safe drinking-water, sanitation and hygiene for all

Urgent action is needed globally and locally to achieve safe and sustainably managed water, sanitation and hygiene for all in order to prevent devastating impacts on the health of millions of people.

Most reported substance use among adolescents held steady in 2022

The percentage of adolescents reporting substance use in 2022 largely held steady after significantly declining in 2021, according to the latest results from the Monitoring the Future survey of substance use behaviors and related attitudes among...