NIH Researchers Identify New Steps in Spread of Malaria Parasite Through Bloodstream

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have observed two previously unknown steps in the spread of the malaria parasite through the bloodstream. And in laboratory cultures, the researchers interfered with one of these steps, raising the...

Study Finds That Overweight Girls Who Lose Weight Reduce Adult Diabetes Risk

Overweight girls who lose weight before they reach adulthood greatly reduced their risk for developing type 2 diabetes, according to researchers from the National Institutes of Health and Harvard University, who analyzed 16 years of data on nearly 110...

Pharmaceutical Mail-back Pilot Program Funded by EPA

Through a grant awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the University of Maine’s Center on Aging has completed the first statewide mail-back pilot program for managing pharmaceutical waste from consumers. Studies show that...

In Infants with Egg or Milk Allergy, Can Future Peanut Allergy Be Predicted?

Early results from a study of more than 500 infants with egg or milk allergy indicate that they are highly likely to test positive for allergic antibodies that are specific to peanuts. This unexpected finding suggests that these infants are at risk...

Better care for newborns crucial for Millennium Development Goal on child deaths

The World Health Statistics 2010 shows that globally about 40% of deaths in children under five years old occur in the first month of life.

More Americans Got Seasonal Flu Vaccination in 2009-10 than in Previous Years

More Americans Got Seasonal Flu Vaccination in 2009-10 than in Previous Years CDC Report Shows Increase in Seasonal Flu Vaccinations, Greatest Increase among Children

Clean hands can prevent the spread of disease

7 May 2010 -- The WHO "Save lives: clean your hands" campaign invites healthcare workers, hospitals and organizations around the world to actively promote improved hand hygiene to reduce infections.