Ebola vaccine regimens safe, immunogenic in adults and children

Colorized scanning electron micrograph of Ebola virus particles (green) both budding and attached to the surface...

CDC Studies Support Mpox Vaccine as Safe and Effective

Studies show vaccinated people have substantially less risk for contracting mpox compared with those who are unvaccinated and identified no major safety concerns after nearly 1 million doses administered.

WHO calls on countries to tax sugar-sweetened beverages to save lives

Dec. 13, WHO released its first-ever global tax manual for sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). Currently, at least 85 countries implement some type of SBB taxation.

New WHO brief sets out actions needed to improve lives of people with epilepsy

A new technical brief published on Dec.12 by the World Health Organization (WHO), Improving the Lives of People with Epilepsy, sets out the actions required to deliver an integrated approach to epilepsy care and treatment, which better meets the...

Endocarditis in patients with cocaine or opioid use disorder saw marked increase between 2011 to 2022

The incidence rate of infective endocarditis – a rare but often fatal inflammation of the heart valves – among patients with cocaine use disorder or opioid use disorder increased from 2011 to 2022, with the steepest increase occurring from 2021 to...

Alzheimer’s progression in Down syndrome appears similar to other genetic, early onset forms of the disease

Amyloid plaques — protein clumps that are one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease—occur at roughly the same level in the brains of people with Down syndrome who have Alzheimer’s as they do in people with forms of hereditary, early-onset Alzheimer’...

NIH establishes website for self-reporting COVID-19 test results


Digital app released to boost physical activity – and help get children moving

On the eve of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, the World Health Organization, the Ministry of Public Health of Qatar and FIFA are launching a new digital app designed to help increase physical activity and improve the health and well-being of millions...

WHO to identify pathogens that could cause future outbreaks and pandemics

WHO is launching a global scientific process to update the list of priority pathogens—agents that can cause outbreaks or pandemics—to guide global investment, research and development (R&D), especially in vaccines, tests and treatments.

Study challenges “good” cholesterol’s role in universally predicting heart disease risk

A National Institutes of Health-supported study found that high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, often called the “good cholesterol,” may not be as effective as scientists once believed in uniformly predicting cardiovascular disease risk among...