Health

HIV/AIDS research yields dividends across medical fields

Since the first cases of AIDS were reported in the United States 37 years ago, the National Institutes of Health has invested more than $69 billion in the understanding, treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS. Beyond the development of life-saving...

More patients survive sudden cardiac arrest with new EMS technique

A new study showed that a change in the type of breathing tube paramedics use to resuscitate patients with sudden cardiac arrest can significantly improve the odds of survival and save thousands of lives. More than 90 percent of Americans who...

EXP2 protein helps deadliest malaria parasite obtain nutrients during infection

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Researchers at NIH have determined that the protein EXP2 forms a channel in the vacuole membrane,...

CDC Hosts International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Task Force for Global Health, Inc., are hosting the 2018 International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID) Monday through Wednesday in Atlanta. Held every 2-3 years, the ICEID...

Researchers unearth secret tunnels between the skull and the brain

Bone marrow, the spongy tissue inside most of our bones, produces red blood cells as well as immune cells that help fight off infections and heal injuries. According to a new study of mice and humans, tiny tunnels run from skull bone marrow to the...

Rapid development in Central Africa increases the risk of infectious disease outbreaks

The Central Africa region is experiencing rapid urbanization, economic growth, and infrastructure development. These changes, while generally positive and welcome, also make the region more vulnerable to explosive infectious disease outbreaks,...

More US adolescents up to date on HPV vaccination

The number of adolescents who are up to date on HPV vaccination – meaning they started and completed the HPV vaccine series – increased five percentage points from 2016 to 2017, according to results from a national survey published in CDC’s Morbidity...

Combat against devastating effects of tobacco can only be won ‘if the UN stands united’ – UN health official

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Close to 7 million people die every year from tobacco-related illnesses according to the...

Researchers identify key brain circuits for reward-seeking and avoidance behavior

Researchers have identified connections between neurons in brain systems associated with reward, stress, and emotion. Conducted in mice, the new study may help untangle multiple psychiatric conditions, including alcohol use disorder, anxiety disorders...

Keeping medicines safe

After its authorisation a medicine is used by many patients, often together with other medicines. Over time, certain side effects may emerge that have not previously been identified. It is therefore essential that the safety of all medicines is...