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Millions of Newborn Deaths Reported (Listen to audio report)

Millions of Newborn Deaths Reported (Listen to audio report) Listen to audio report [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Despite five-and-a-half million newborn and stillborn baby deaths each year, investment in newborn health remains very low. That’s one of the findings in a series of papers published in the medical journal The Lancet. The research also […]

Melinda Gates Pushes to Curb Newborn Deaths

Melinda Gates Pushes to Curb Newborn Deaths GENEVA — Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, urged delegates to endorse the first global action plan to end newborn deaths in a keynote address to the World Health Assembly.  Health officials agree that newborn deaths are preventable. Yet nearly 3 million babies die each year […]

Melbourne Declaration Released (Listen to audio report)

Melbourne Declaration Released (Listen to audio report)   Listen to audio report [Audio clip: view full post to listen] The world’s largest gathering on HIV/AIDS will be held in July in Melbourne, Australia. The theme of the 20th International AIDS Conference – also known as AIDS 2014 – is Nobody Left Behind. Organizers have issued the Melbourne Declaration. […]

CIA: Vaccination Programs Won’t be Used for Spying

CIA: Vaccination Programs Won’t be Used for Spying   The White House has pledged that the CIA will no longer use vaccination programs as a cover for spying operations, three years after the agency used the ruse in Pakistan before the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden. A White House spokesperson said President Barack Obama’s […]

UN investigator: Unhealthy Food Taxes Vital to Fight Obesity

UN investigator: Unhealthy Food Taxes Vital to Fight Obesity   GENEVA — Unhealthy diets pose a greater risk to global health than the increasingly regulated sale of tobacco and governments should move fast to tax harmful food products, a United Nations investigator said on Monday.In a statement issued on the opening of the annual summit of the […]

Pakistan Moves to Contain Polio Virus after Travel Sanctions (watch video report)

Pakistan Moves to Contain Polio Virus after Travel Sanctions (watch video report) This page requires Adobe Flash Player RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN — Pakistan is moving quickly to try to contain the polio virus after the World Health Organization imposed international travel restrictions on anyone coming from the polio endemic country. Health workers in Rawalpindi are working with […]

Measles Virus Proves Deadly Against Cancer

Measles Virus Proves Deadly Against Cancer   A new study has, for the first time, demonstrated that a specific kind of virotherapy can infect and kill cancer in humans, leaving healthy cells unharmed. The study, conducted by the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, involved just two patients, both of whom received a “single intravenous dose of an […]

Report Says Health Workers Are Targets (Listen to audio report)

Report Says Health Workers Are Targets (Listen to audio report)   Listen to audio report [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Health workers are frequently becoming targets in countries undergoing conflict or civil unrest. A new report says since 2012, hundreds have been attacked in dozens of countries.Human Rights Watch and the Safeguarding Health […]

Foreign Doctors, Nurses in Saudi Arabia Could Take MERS Global

Foreign Doctors, Nurses in Saudi Arabia Could Take MERS Global   NEW YORK — The biggest risk that Middle East Respiratory Syndrome will become a global epidemic, ironically, may lie with globe-trotting healthcare workers. From Houston to Manila, doctors and nurses are recruited for lucrative postings in Saudi Arabia, where MERS was first identified in 2012. Because […]

Study Quantifies That People Are Living Longer

Study Quantifies That People Are Living Longer   GENEVA — A new report by the World Health Organization finds people are living longer. Theorganization’s annual statistics report shows people are living an average six years longer than they did in 1990.The World Health Organization report finds low-income countries have made the greatest progress, with  average life expectancies […]

US Physicians Hail Use of HIV Drug for Prevention

US Physicians Hail Use of HIV Drug for Prevention   Physicians who work with HIV patients are hailing a new federal recommendation that .  Proponents say that could transform AIDS prevention from reliance solely on condoms to a regimen that includes the anti-retroviral drug.The number of new HIV infections in the United States has stubbornly […]

Anti-Depressant May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Anti-Depressant May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease U.S. researchers say a common anti-depressant drug appears to slow the growth of brain plaques that are the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. Clusters of a protein called amyloid beta are thought to trigger the development of the neurodegenerative disease. All people produce amyloid beta, or A-beta. But the protein […]

WHO: Deadly MERS Virus Very Serious, but Not Emergency

WHO: Deadly MERS Virus Very Serious, but Not Emergency   GENEVA — The World Health Organization says the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus is of serious concern, but falls short of being a public health emergency.   The virus, which causes coughing, fever and sometimes fatal pneumonia, has been reported in more than 500 patients, mainly in […]

ILO: More Than 800 Million Women Lack Maternity Protection

ILO: More Than 800 Million Women Lack Maternity Protection   GENEVA — A new report by the International Labor Organization finds the large majority of women workers, at least 830 million, does not have adequate maternity protection and continue to face discrimination in the labor market.Despite progress in maternity protection, ILO officials say motherhood remains a […]

Study: Schistosomiasis Treatment Better with Snack

Study: Schistosomiasis Treatment Better with Snack Treatment for the parasitic illness schistosomiasis is more effective if children have a snack before receiving the drug praziquantel. That’s the finding of a study conducted in Uganda’s Jinja district by researchers from Makerere University in Kampala. They worked with students at 12 primary schools. In addition to an […]

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