Nigeria: HIV-Mad Cow-Ebola-Lassa-Zika
[Daily Trust] When I was growing up in Sokoto in the early 1970s, a dishevelled local musician called Shu'aibu Tsamaye used to go from house to house, with a kalangu drum slung on his shoulder, playing his popular tunes. Shu'aibu's best known tunes were about drug addiction which in those days mostly involved kwaya [amphetamines], kapso [capsules], roka [rocket] and aisin [ICD]. He also had a popular song about the Udoji salary awards.
[The Herald] Health and Child Care Ambassador, First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa yesterday commended the National Aids Council of Zimbabwe for donating cervical cancer screening machines to the Ministry of Health and Child Care.
NAM President Victor J. Dzau, a member of the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB), convened by the World Health Organization and the World Bank Group after the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, is among the international expert authors of a new GPMB report that outlines steps to prepare for and mitigate the effects of a widespread global health emergency.Read More
An independent expert panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday recommended approval of GlaxoSmithKline Plc's over-the-counter nicotine oral spray that aims to help smokers quit their addiction.
Publication date: 17 September 2019Source: Cell Reports, Volume 28, Issue 12Author(s): Courtney Woolsey, Andrea R. Menicucci, Robert W. Cross, Priya Luthra, Krystle N. Agans, Viktoriya Borisevich, Joan B. Geisbert, Chad E. Mire, Karla A. Fenton, Allen Jankeel, Sneha Anand, Hideki Ebihara, Thomas W. Geisbert, Ilhem Messaoudi, Christopher F. BaslerSummaryZaire ebolavirus (EBOV) VP35 protein is a suppressor of type I interferon (IFN) production, an inhibitor of dendritic cell maturation, and a putative virulence determinant. Here, a recombinant EBOV encoding a mutant VP35 virus (VP35m) is demonstrated to activate RIG-I-like r...
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Clinics that are designed to be stylish, easy to access, and efficient are changing the way cities tackle STI testing and treatment.Medscape Medical News
Family physicians are ideally positioned to educate patients about the dangers of sexually transmitted infections, screen for these infections and provide appropriate care. New AAFP resources on STIs aim to help them do just that.
Tanzania has formally told the World Health Organization (WHO) that it has no cases of Ebola after a woman died there earlier this month from an unknown illness following Ebola-like symptoms, the organization said on Wednesday.
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18, 2019 -- New experiments in monkeys suggest that one slight alteration to the DNA of the Ebola virus might render it harmless to humans. Changing just a single protein appears to activate the body's immune system to fight off the...
By STUART H. SMITH Imagine a massive public health crisis in the United States that affects tens of thousands of people. Now imagine that the government had a simple tool at its disposal that could prevent this kind of physical and psychological trauma. You might think that I’m writing about America’s deadly outbreak of gun violence, which has made headlines this summer from Dayton to El Paso. But actually I’m talking about a different crisis that affects even more people – all of them children — and which could be sharply reduced with one simple step that lacks the bitter political anim...