Health

Microglia are key defenders against prion diseases

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Microglia, shown in green, are part of the immune response that protect the brain. They could play a...

Male depression may lower pregnancy chances among infertile couples, NIH study suggests

Among couples being treated for infertility, depression in the male partner was linked to lower pregnancy chances, while depression in the female partner was not found to influence the rate of live birth, according to a study funded by the National...

1 in 3 swimming-related disease outbreaks occur at hotels

A third of treated recreational waterborne disease outbreaks during 2000 through 2014 occurred in hotel pools or hot tubs, according to a report published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, on May 17.

Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo Spreads

The World Health Organization says the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has spread to a city, raising fears of a new epidemic of the deadly virus.

International study suggests combination therapy may prevent stroke in certain people

Results from an international clinical trial of more than 4880 participants, show that combining clopidogrel and aspirin following a small stroke or experiencing minor stroke symptoms decreases risk of a new stroke, heart attack or other ischemic...

Celebrate love, strengthen partnerships to end AIDS epidemic by 2030 says UN agency

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) pride march.

Emergency meeting called as Ebola moves to Congolese city – UN health agency

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

NIH, Northwestern scientists develop potential new approach to stop cancer metastasis

Researchers have identified a compound that blocks the spread of pancreatic and other cancers in various animal models. When cancer spreads from one part of the body to another in a process called metastasis, it can eventually grow beyond the reach of...

New Rapid Rabies Test Could Revolutionize Testing and Treatment

A new rabies test developed at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could mean people exposed to potentially rabid animals could forego the weeks-long regimen of shots to prevent the deadly disease.

NIH funds three national cryo-EM service centers and training for new microscopists

The National Institutes of Health is supporting efforts to broaden biomedical scientists’ access to cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), the Nobel Prize-winning (link is external) imaging method that is revolutionizing structural biology. The...