Health

Ebola outbreak puts DR Congo on an ‘epidemiological knife-edge’

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Health workers prepare to treat suspected Ebola patients in Bikoro Hospital in the Democratic...

Annual Report to the Nation: overall cancer mortality continues to decline, prostate cancer mortality has stabilized

The latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer finds that overall cancer death rates continue to decline in men, women, and children in the United States in all major racial and ethnic groups. Overall cancer incidence, or rates of new...

Strong Clinical Research Capacity in At-Risk Countries Key to Global Epidemic Prevention

Robust clinical research capacity in low- and middle-income countries is key to stemming the spread of epidemics, according to a new report from the International Vaccines Task Force (IVTF).

Age-related racial disparity in suicide rates among U.S. youth

New research suggests the suicide rate is roughly two times higher for black children ages 5-12 compared with white children of the same age group. The study, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

NIH-funded researchers identify target for chikungunya treatment

Scientists have identified a molecule found on human cells and some animal cells that could be a useful target for drugs against chikungunya virus infection and related diseases, according to new research. A team led by scientists at Washington...

Women with pregnancy-related diabetes may be at risk for chronic kidney disease

Gestational diabetes may predispose women to early-stage kidney damage, a precursor to chronic kidney disease, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. The study appears in Diabetes Care.

World Bank Supports Expansion of Public Health to Benefit 15 Million Argentines

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved on Friday a new US$300 million project to support Argentina strengthen its efforts to protect the most vulnerable populations with expansion of public health coverage, promoting more equitable...

At global health forum, UN officials call for strong, people-focused health systems

Everyone, everywhere must have equal access to quality health care, said top United Nations officials on Monday, urging greater focus on comprehensive health and well-being.

DRC Launching Ebola Vaccination Campaign to Stop New Outbreak

The Democratic Republic of Congo plans to launch an Ebola vaccination program Monday to stop another widespread outbreak of the deadly disease.

Experimental MERS treatments enter clinical trial

Enrollment has begun in an early-stage clinical trial testing the safety of two human monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) designed to treat people infected with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).