Health

New global breast cancer initiative highlights renewed commitment to improve survival

A major new collaborative effort, the Global Breast Cancer Initiative, is being introduced on Mar. 8 by the World Health Organization, with the objective of reducing global breast cancer mortality by 2.5% per year until 2040, thereby averting an...

CDC Issues First Set of Guidelines on How Fully Vaccinated People Can Visit Safely with Others

ar. 8, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its first set of recommendations on activities that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely resume.

Statement on NIH starting enrollment for third trial of blood clotting treatments for COVID-19

The National Institutes of Health has launched the last of three Phase 3 clinical trials to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of blood thinners to prevent life-threatening blood clots in adults diagnosed with COVID-19. The first patient in the...

NIH-Sponsored ACTIV-3 Clinical Trial Closes Enrollment into Two Sub-Studies

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Transmission electron micrograph of a SARS-CoV-2 virus particle (UK B.1.1.7 variant), isolated from a patient...

NIH scientists discover how DNA fragments can trigger inflammation in sickle cell disease

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Scanning electron microscopy image of mitochondrial bundles in several sickle cell red blood cells...

IH to evaluate COVID-19 at-home testing system

A research team funded by the National Institutes of Health has launched a study to assess performance and usability of a smartphone app paired with the Quidel QuickVue At-Home COVID-19 Test, which just received an Emergency Use Authorization(link is...

NIH halts trial of COVID-19 convalescent plasma in emergency department patients with mild symptoms

The National Institutes of Health has halted a clinical trial evaluating the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 convalescent plasma in treating emergency department patients who developed mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19, the disease caused by...

Allyson Felix, track and field star, joins Hear Her campaign to raise awareness about maternal mortality

CDC is pleased to announce that Allyson Felix, an elite track and field athlete and U.S. Olympian, has joined the Hear Her campaign to share her story and raise awareness about urgent warning signs that could indicate life-threatening complications...

CDC to Require Airlines to Collect Contact Information from Passengers from DRC and Guinea

Starting Thursday, March 4, 2021, airlines and other aircraft operators will be required to collect and transmit contact information to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for appropriate public health follow-up and intervention for all...

World Bank and IFRC Support Independent Monitoring of COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign in Lebanon

The World Bank and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have signed on February 12, an agreement for the independent monitoring of Lebanon’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign. Under this agreement, IFRC acting as the...