Health

NIH study shows how MERS coronavirus evolves to infect different species

In the past 15 years, two outbreaks of severe respiratory disease were caused by coronaviruses transmitted from animals to humans. In 2003, SARS-CoV (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus) spread from civets to infect more than 8,000 people,...

Cetuximab with radiation found to be inferior to standard treatment in HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer

An interim analysis of data from a randomized clinical trial of patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive oropharyngeal cancer found that treatment with radiation therapy and cetuximab is associated with worse overall and progression-free...

During HIV infection, antibody can block B cells from fighting pathogens

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Colorized scanning electron micrograph of a B cell from a human donor.

Experts highlight Ebola vaccine progress and suggest next steps

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April 3, 2017: Study volunteer receives an inoculation at Redemption Hospital in Monrovia,...

Ebola outbreak in the DRC: UNICEF mobilizes communication specialists in support of the vaccination campaign

Following the launch of the vaccination campaign against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) by the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on August 8th, UNICEF has mobilized communication specialists to inform and engage communities...

Notification of patient overdose deaths reduces clinician opioid prescriptions

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The Number of Women with Opioid Use Disorder at Labor and Delivery Quadrupled from 1999-2014

The number of pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD) at labor and delivery more than quadrupled from 1999 to 2014, according to a new analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This first-ever multi-state analysis of...

NIH researchers discover highly infectious vehicle for transmission of viruses among humans

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Illustration of membrane-bound vesicles containing clusters of viruses, including rotavirus and...

Induced labor at 39 weeks may reduce likelihood of C-section, NIH study suggests

Healthy first-time mothers whose labor was induced in the 39th week of pregnancy were less likely to deliver by cesarean section, compared to those who waited for labor to begin naturally, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of...

Intervention for first-time moms and their infants improves child weight through age 3

An intervention designed to help first-time mothers effectively respond to their infant’s cues for hunger, sleep, feeding, and other infant behaviors significantly improved the body mass index (BMI) z-scores of the child through age 3 years compared...