Bangladesh: UN agencies working to vaccinate half a million children against diphtheria

UNICEF is on the ground in Bangladesh, immunizing Rohingya refugee children to fight...

The coming of age of gene therapy: A review of the past and path forward

Colorized scanning electron micrograph of a T lymphocyte. The engineering of lymphocytes, white blood cells...

NIH study shows steep increase in rate of alcohol-related ER visits

The rate of alcohol-related visits to U.S. emergency departments (ED) increased by nearly 50 percent between 2006 and 2014, especially among females and drinkers who are middle-aged or older, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the...

'Decorated' stem cells could offer targeted heart repair

Cardiac stem cells (magenta) are decorated with platelet vesicles (brown).

Iodine deficiency may reduce pregnancy chances, NIH study suggests

Women with moderate to severe iodine deficiency may take longer to achieve a pregnancy, compared to women with normal iodine levels, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The study is the first to investigate the...

About three in ten US veterans use tobacco products


NIH researchers report first 3D structure of DHHC enzymes


NIH study supports use of short-term HIV treatment interruption in clinical trials

A pill box containing once-daily antiretroviral treatments for HIV infection.

UN urges Comprehensive Approach to Sexuality Education


Statement by Toby Lanzer, United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator: First Round of Polio Vaccination in Shahwalikot Completed

In 2017 the district of Shahwalikot in Kandahar province saw five cases of polio, the highest number in any district of the world. The wild polio virus spreads very quickly, and it is crucial for a series of at least three mass vaccination campaigns...