Health

Suspected cases from Seychelles test negative for plague

Samples from patients in Seychelles suspected to be ill with pneumonic plague tested negative at a WHO partner laboratory in Paris, France on Tuesday, 17 October 2017.

Governments commit to reduce suffering and deaths from noncommunicable diseases

On October 18, Heads of State and Government and ministers from around the world committed to new and bold action to reduce suffering and death from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), primarily heart and lung diseases, cancers and diabetes, the world’s...

WHO supports the immunization of 874 000 people against yellow fever in Nigeria

The Government of Nigeria has launched a campaign to immunize 873 837 people against yellow fever in the states of Kwara and Kogi.

Yemen: Cholera Outbreak Now Largest and Fastest on Record, 600,000 Children Infected by Christmas

Yemen’s cholera outbreak will reach more than a million cases by Christmas at current rates, including at least 600,000 children, Save the Children is warning.

New regions of the human genome linked to skin color variation in some African populations

In the first study of its kind, an international team of genomics researchers has identified new regions of the human genome that are associated with skin color variation in some African populations, opening new avenues for research on skin diseases...

Experimental Ebola vaccines elicit year-long immune response

Results from a large randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial in Liberia show that two candidate Ebola vaccines pose no major safety concerns and can elicit immune responses by one month after initial vaccination that last for at least one year....

NIH completes atlas of human DNA differences that influence gene expression

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Sections of the genome, known as expression Quantitative Trait Loci (eQTL) work to control how genes are turned off and on....

Tenfold increase in childhood and adolescent obesity in four decades: new study by Imperial College London and WHO

The number of obese children and adolescents (aged five to 19 years) worldwide has risen tenfold in the past four decades. If current trends continue, more children and adolescents will be obese than moderately or severely underweight by 2022,...

Ovarian reserve tests fail to predict fertility, NIH-funded study suggests
Durable end to the HIV/AIDS pandemic likely will require an HIV vaccine

Despite remarkable gains in the treatment and prevention of HIV infection, development of an effective HIV vaccine likely will be necessary to achieve a durable end to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, according to a new commentary from Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.,...