Developing A Malaria Vaccine

By | Mon, 12/16/2013 - 21:44

Newly discovered antibodies might help block a key signaling pathway that the malaria parasite uses to gain entry to the host's red blood cells.


New Cancer Cases Rose To 14.1 Million Worldwide In 2012

By | Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:57

The World Health Organization found that the incidence of various cancers has increased over the last few years, especially in industrialized countries.

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G8 Dementia Summit Warns Of Exploding Numbers, Bankrupt Healthcare Systems

By | Wed, 12/11/2013 - 16:21

Prime Minister David Cameron and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt dedicated the G8 summit to seeking global coordination in the battle against dementia and warned of bankrupt health care systems.


Bird Flu Confirmed In 2 New Patients In China, Cause Of Infection Remains Unknown

By | Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:12

Two new patients in China are currently in critical condition with laboratory-confirmed avian influenza A(H7N9) virus, the World Health Organization announced.


MERS Virus Infects Family of 3 in UAE; Kills Pregnant Mom After Giving Birth

By | Mon, 12/02/2013 - 21:34

A family of three from the United Arab Emirates, including a pregnant mother, was recently infected by the MERS virus. The mother was able to give birth before she died from infection.


76,000 New HIV Cases Reported In Russia; Lack Of Prevention Measures Partly To Blame

By | Wed, 11/27/2013 - 15:19

HIV rates increased in the World Health Organization's European Region by eight percent since 2011, mainly due to poor prevention methods and a lack of antiretroviral therapy.

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Global Death Toll From 2009 Influenza Pandemic As High As 203,000

By | Tue, 11/26/2013 - 18:03

Over 60 researchers from 26 countries established that the death toll of the 2009 influenza outbreak could be as high as 203,000, with global regions being affected in widely differing degrees.


Two New Cases Of Syria Polio Confirmed Near Damascus And Aleppo

By | Tue, 11/26/2013 - 18:01

Two new cases of polio have been confirmed in Syria, both near major cities.


Are Greeks Deliberately Giving Themselves HIV?

By | Tue, 11/26/2013 - 17:08

A report from the WHO has raised the suspicion that desperate Greek citizens are infecting themselves with HIV in order to collect generous welfare.

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Pneumonia After Typhoon Haiyan: 4.3 Million Displaced People Vulnerable

By | Fri, 11/22/2013 - 13:34

In the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan, 4.3 million displaced people are vulnerable to pneumonia, and other infections and illnesses.


Tuberculosis Control Hindered By Drug-Resistant Strains, Underfunded Screening Protocols: WHO

By | Wed, 10/23/2013 - 17:06

Although tuberculosis death rates are falling, drug-resistant strains and inadequate prevention tactics must be addressed.


Somalia's Mentally Ill Caged With Hyenas

By | Thu, 10/17/2013 - 16:27

A Somali awareness campaign is advocating changes to the public perception of mental health in a nation where the mentally ill are thrown in cages with hyenas.

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WHO: Earlier Treatment Will Force HIV Epidemic To Go Into 'Irreversible Decline'

By | Mon, 07/01/2013 - 21:18

The World Health Organization says that by starting treatment earlier, HIV patients will be able to "live longer, healthier lives."

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Health Officials Convene In Cairo To Discuss MERS And Ramadan, While The SARS-Like Virus Kills One More In Saudi Arabia

By | Sat, 06/22/2013 - 09:23

With Ramadan on the horizon, the World Health Organization has gathered experts together for a three-day meeting in Cairo to determine official recommendations for travelers; in the meanwhile, Saudi Arabian officials confirmed another death due to MERS.

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WHO: 'World Is Not Ready' For H7N9 Bird Flu Outbreak

By | Tue, 05/21/2013 - 17:23

The World Health Organization has had difficulty tracking the course of the deadly H7N9 bird flu since it was reported in humans in March.