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Fighting HIV on Multiple Fronts Might Lead to Vaccine
Combination strategy fully protects lab monkeys, studies find (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - September 20, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Infections, AIDS, Reproductive Medicine, Research, News, Source Type: news

Selena Gomez ’ s kidney transplant: Young, minority women disproportionately affected by lupus
In the world of celebrities, there are diseases such as HIV/AIDS and breast cancer that are very “popular” and well understood, thanks to years of fundraising and awareness campaigns by stars. And there are those diseases that are less so. Lupus, an autoimmune disorder that can damage organs, is in the second category. When Selena Gomez shocked her 126 […]Related:To fight deadly hepatitis outbreak, San Diego begins power-washing streets with bleachWhat to know about a study of flu vaccine and miscarriageMelinda Gates decries ‘loss of U.S. leadership’ in global aid (Source:...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Promoting evidence-based health care in Africa
Charles Shey Wiysonge, Director ofCochane  South Africa, gave an interview to the World Health Organization Bulletin. Here is a re-post , with premission, from their  recent publication.Charles Shey Wiysonge is devoted to encouraging better use of scientific evidence for health policies and programmes in African countries. He is the director of the South African Cochrane Centre, a unit of the South African Medical Research Council, and a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the department of Global Health in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He was C...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

HIV Fight Advances With New Drug Cocktails, Fresh Vaccine Hopes HIV Fight Advances With New Drug Cocktails, Fresh Vaccine Hopes
Three decades after approval of the first-ever AIDS treatment, HIV medicine is seeing a new wave of innovation with scientists reporting positive data on Monday for improved drug cocktails and a novel experimental vaccine.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

HIV fight advances with new drug cocktails, fresh vaccine hopes
LONDON (Reuters) - Three decades after approval of the first-ever AIDS treatment, HIV medicine is seeing a new wave of innovation with scientists reporting positive data on Monday for improved drug cocktails and a novel experimental vaccine. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cows May Offer Clues to an AIDS Vaccine
Title: Cows May Offer Clues to an AIDS VaccineCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/24/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet HIV General)
Source: MedicineNet HIV General - July 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cows May Offer Clues to an AIDS Vaccine
Their rapid reaction to immunization makes them potential guinea pigs, study suggests Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: HIV/AIDS (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could cows be the clue that leads to an HIV vaccine?
Conclusion This early stage research on cows indicates that they had a broad and quick immune response to HIV infection when given a specific vaccine. Because the immune proteins produced in cows are able to neutralise many different strains of HIV virus, the authors suggest this potentially gives them an edge over the human proteins that have been looked at so far. As always with animal studies it is important to remember that what works in cows might not work in the same way in humans. Many drug studies that appear promising at first, fall at the first hurdle once humans are involved. The study was also carried out on ju...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Source Type: news

Cows May Offer Clues to an AIDS Vaccine
FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 -- Cows already give us milk, meat and leather. Now, researchers say they may also hold the key to an AIDS vaccine. Scientists found it took cows just a few weeks to develop powerful antibodies against HIV, the virus that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cow antibodies may be key to effective AIDS vaccine
Researchers have found a way to elicit powerful, HIV-blocking antibodies in cows in weeks instead of years, which may lead to an effective AIDS vaccine. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Trump's Proposed Health Research Cuts Putting Millions at Risk
[Global Health Techonologies Coalition] In just eight years, $14 billion in public spending returned $33 billion to US economy, delivering malaria and meningitis breakthroughs, and advancing AIDS vaccine research (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cow antibodies yield important clues for developing a broadly effective AIDS vaccine
(International AIDS Vaccine Initiative) As outlined in a study published today in Nature, lead author Devin Sok, Director, Antibody Discovery and Development at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), reports the elicitation of powerful, HIV-blocking antibodies in cows in a matter of weeks - a process that usually takes years in humans. The unexpected animal model is providing clues for important questions at a moment when new energy has infused HIV vaccine research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: HIV Vaccine Moves One Step Closer to Reality
[Vanguard] SCIENTISTS from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LJI) may have found the best delivery mode for a vaccine against HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

WHO: Medtech could accelerate universal healthcare in Africa
(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Integrating technology into Africa’s healthcare systems is key to opening them up faster to the poorest and most vulnerable people, the World Health Organization’s Africa director said. Using more technology presents a “big opportunity” for rolling out universal health coverage in the region, Dr. Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti told the Thomson Reuters Foundation ahead of the first WHO Africa Health Forum this week in Rwanda. Technology can pave the way to improvements in data management, training for health workers and making referrals, among other areas, she added. Th...
Source: Mass Device - June 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: Health Information Technology Healthcare Reform Hospital Care Source Type: news

More than 50 medicines and vaccines in development for HIV infection, Treatment and Prevention
From the introduction of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) in the mid-1990 ’s, to the discovery of medicines that prevent the transmission of HIV, America’s biopharmaceutical companies are leading the fight against HIV/AIDS. In recent years, combination therapies have further transformed the lives of patients with HIV/AIDS so that today they can take a single pill containing multiple medicines. This once-a-day model increases adherence and is a sea change from the old model of multiple medicines taken multiple times in a day. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - June 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Medicines in Development HIV/AIDS Source Type: news

Pharma Leads the Charge on NCDs
A disaster in slow motion; that is how Dr Githinji Gitahi, CEO of African health NGO AMREF, describes the threat of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).Long thought of as diseases of the richer countries, the threat of NCDs – including cancer, diabetes and hypertension – is growing in low-to-middle-income countries, which now account for three-quarters of the annual death toll of more than 40 million.A toxic mix of modernization, urbanization and lifestyle changes has seen this growth in NCDs in developing countries, a scenario that has already played out in developed countries, where smoking, alcohol, processed f...
Source: EyeForPharma - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anonymous Source Type: news

Insane Texas Bill That Attacks Abortion From All Sides Just Became Law
On Tuesday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law a far-reaching anti-abortion bill that critics have slammed as “cruel” and “unconstitutional.” After a landmark Supreme Court ruling that struck down two Texas abortion restrictions last June, legislators in that state came back with a vengeance, considering some 50 anti-choice measures over the last several months. (Rewire called it an “anti-choice blitz.”) But the newly passed Senate Bill 8 stands out from the rest for the startling breadth with which it attacks abortion rights.  The Center for Reproductive Rights has already pled...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: HIV Vaccine Research Gathers Momentum
[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe has, since December last year, recruited over 168 women out of the required 330 for HIV vaccine research trials as the battle to end the epidemic continues. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

36 Years Later: The Opportunity To End AIDS As We Know It
Thirty-six years ago today, if someone had told me that we would be on threshold of controlling the HIV/AIDS pandemic without a vaccine or a cure, I would not have believed it. But today we can realize that potential. And with the critical and essential progress we have made on HIV cure research and vaccine development, we are closer to eliminating HIV than ever before – binding communities, scientists, and political leaders together to envision a different future. On June 5, 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases of what would later become known as AIDS. Particularly for t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Through Bullets and Bombs to Reach Health Care
June 02, 2017In conflict areas around the world, health workers like Patrick in South Sudan continue to risk their lives to do their jobs.  “There were guns, bullets, and bombs everywhere,” says Patrick Hakim, a clinical officer inSouth Sudan.That was the scene around Juba last July after fighting broke out at the presidential compound between the Sudan People ’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and the SPLA in Opposition (SPLA-IO) forces.Amidst the country ’s already horrific and brutal conflict, Patrick says those two weeks were characterized by widespread terror. Many borders, roads, and markets were ...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

Sorting out HIV
(European Molecular Biology Laboratory) Researchers at EMBL, ESPCI Paris, and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative have developed a new technique for rapidly sorting HIV viruses, which could lead to more rapid development of a vaccine for HIV, as they report in Cell Chemical Biology.The technique will enable scientists to identify specific features in the proteins on the virus's surface which are recognized by the immune system and elicit a response similar to that seen in elite controllers -- patients that are able to survive without antiviral treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: HIV Vaccine Realisable - NACA
[Premium Times] Recent developments have indicated that the global efforts to develop an effective HIV/AIDS vaccine is realisable. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

NIH statement on HIV Vaccine Awareness Day - 2017
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, NIAID and Carl W. Dieffenbach, Ph.D., Director, Division of AIDS, NIAID. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - May 18, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Towards an HIV Vaccine
[The Herald] Today (May 18) is HIV Vaccine Awareness Day and developing a vaccine that can prevent HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, must remain a top priority for global human health. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Canadian researcher wins grant to explore promising HIV vaccine candidate
(International AIDS Vaccine Initiative) The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has awarded a new CA$3.99 million grant to Dr. Gary Kobinger of Universit é Laval for work on a vaccine to prevent HIV infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Important step taken toward an HIV vaccine
Researchers have developed a strategy that can revolutionize vaccine design. The new strategy is used to develop vaccines that can prevent HIV infection and the development of AIDS. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Researchers take an important step toward an HIV vaccine
(University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have developed a strategy that can revolutionize vaccine design. The new strategy is used to develop vaccines that can prevent HIV infection and the development of AIDS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The World Is Not Ready for the Next Pandemic
Across China, the virus that could spark the next pandemic is already circulating. It’s a bird flu called H7N9, and true to its name, it mostly infects poultry. Lately, however, it’s started jumping from chickens to humans more readily–bad news, because the virus is a killer. During a recent spike, 88% of people infected got pneumonia, three-quarters ended up in intensive care with severe respiratory problems, and 41% died. What H7N9 can’t do–yet–is spread easily from person to person, but experts know that could change. The longer the virus spends in humans, the better the chance that i...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bryan Walsh Tags: Uncategorized CDC Disease ebola Gates Foundation MERS outbreak pandemic Zika Source Type: news

Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to Pilot GSK Malaria Vaccine From 2018 Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to Pilot GSK Malaria Vaccine From 2018
Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will pilot the world's first malaria vaccine from 2018, offering it for babies and children in high-risk areas as part of real-life trials, the World Health Organization said on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

World's First Malaria Vaccine Pilot Will Run In 2018
Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will pilot the world’s first malaria vaccine from 2018, offering it for babies and children in high-risk areas as part of real-life trials, the World Health Organization said on Monday. The injectable vaccine, called RTS,S or Mosquirix, was developed by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline to protect children from the most deadly form of malaria in Africa. In clinical trials it proved only partially effective, and it needs to be given in a four-dose schedule, but is the first regulator-approved vaccine against the mosquito-borne disease. The WHO, which is in the process of assessing whether to ad...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scripps Florida Scientist awarded $4.8 million to bring HIV vaccine closer to human trials
(Scripps Research Institute) Professor Michael Farzan, co-chair of the Department of Immunology and Microbiology on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has received $4.8 million in funding through a 2017 Avant-Garde Award for HIV/AIDS research from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The new funding will support a five-year project, led by Farzan, to bring a potential HIV vaccine closer to human clinical trials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Variation in Occupational Influenza Vaccination Coverage
Wide variation by state in vaccination coverage among tier 1 and health care personnel groups (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 4, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, ENT, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Despite ongoing meningitis outbreak, vaccinations low among gay men, study shows
Despite a yearlong outbreak of invasive meningococcal disease in Southern California primarily affecting gay and bisexual men, less than 27 percent of men who have sex with men in Los Angeles County have been vaccinated for meningitis.The findings released today by the California HIV/AIDS Policy Research Center in collaboration with the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, the Los Angeles LGBT Center and AIDS Project Los Angeles Health call for more education about the disease and more places offering immunization throughout Southern California at venues where gay and bisexual men socialize.More than 500 men were intervie...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical News Today: HIV 'fingerprint' tool could greatly assist vaccine development
A method that quickly fingerprints the shield of sugar molecules that helps HIV evade immune system antibodies could be very useful to vaccine developers. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV / AIDS Source Type: news

NIAID Is Dedicated To Saving The Lives Of People With TB
Originally published on niaid.nih.gov Statement of Christine F. Sizemore, PhD., Richard Hafner, M.D., and Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesNational Institutes of Health Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s most devastating infectious diseases. March 24th marks the day in 1882 when German microbiologist Robert Koch announced he had discovered Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes this ancient scourge. Today, in recognition of World TB Day, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dozens of Scientific Journals Offered Her a Job. But She Didn ’t Exist
If you received a resumé and cover letter from an Anna O. Fraud, you might sense something fishy. If you got one from an Anna O. Szust, you’d probably be less concerned — even though oszust means “a fraud” in Polish. Either way, in a recent scientific sting operation reported in Nature, plenty of potential employers liked the fictitious Dr. Szust just fine — enough that 48 of them offered her a job. And that’s a big problem. The investigation was conducted by a team of researchers led by Piotr Sorokowski, of the University of Wroclaw in Poland, and described in Nature by co-resear...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - March 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Academic Fraud journals onetime predatory publishers publishing Research Science Source Type: news

Women’s History Month: Defending A Woman’s Right To Live HIV/AIDS-Free In America
By Susan J. Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.A. This piece was adapted from an article first published on The Advocate for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on March 10, 2017. The landmark Women’s March in January brought millions of people in America and around the world together in support of women’s rights, equality, expanding access to healthcare, and protecting the environment. As I witnessed legions of women, men, and children take to the street to make an indelible mark during Women’s History Month, I was reminded of the remarkable progress we have made over the past two decades in advancing wom...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Hepatitis Became A Hidden Epidemic In Africa
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avoid Patent Clauses in Trade Treaties that can Kill Millions
Credit: BigstockBy Martin KhorPENANG, Feb 27 2017 (IPS)Recently a very interesting article on why there are inequalities in access to health care and how  medicine prices are beyond the reach of many people was published in The Lancet, one of the most prestigious medical journals in the world.The authors, who are eminent experts in development and public health, pinpointed trade and investment agreements for being one of the greatest health threats.Reading their powerful commentary leads one to think:  What’s the point of having wonderful medicines if most people on Earth cannot get to use them?  ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Martin Khor Tags: Economy & Trade Headlines Health Trade & Investment Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) World Trade Organization (WTO) Source Type: news

Nigeria: New Aids Vaccine 'Cures' Five Patients, Report Claims
[Guardian] Three weeks after Prof. Maduike Ezeibe of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Abia State claimed to have discovered a cure for Human Immuno-deficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS), Spanish scientists over the weekend said five patients living with the disease are virus-free seven months after taking a new vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

AIDS vaccine 'cures' 5 patients and are 'virus free'
A new study from the IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute in Barcelona, Spain has found a vaccine that has 'functionally cured' five HIV patients. It could prevent the need to take antiretroivral drugs again. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

[In Brief] News at a glance
In science news around the world, the critically endangered saiga antelope faces a new threat from a livestock virus in Mongolia, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation gives a global health trends institute at the University of Washington a big financial boost, Russia's health ministry decides the country cannot afford to spend $1.2 billion to ramp up the response to its burgeoning HIV/AIDS epidemic, a new Pew Research Center poll reveals that 82% of Americans think the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine should be required for public school entry, and more. Also, scientists remind U.S. President Donald Trump that tortur...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Science Magazine (mailto:soleditor at aaas.org) Tags: SCI COMMUN Source Type: news

The Clear And Present Menace Of SciLence
I heard from a public health colleague this week, whose work and time are partly funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that the CDC did not want to be acknowledged as a funding source in a research paper addressing gun violence. Apparently, CDC scientists have marching orders to be more concerned about unflattering facts about gun violence, than about gun violence itself. That’s ideology 1, epidemiology 0.The score does not improve after that. In high-profile media coverage you have likely seen, we learned that the Trump Administration had, in an early indication of its ominous prio...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Researcher hits the streets in rapid response to spread of disease
It ’s the Tuesday night before Christmas asIan W. Holloway tucks his 2-year-old daughter Sof ía into bed and prepares to leave his home.It ’s time for Holloway, an assistant professor of social welfare in theUCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, to get back to work.Along with three UCLA student researchers, Holloway will spend the next several hours bar-hopping in  West Hollywood for his latest research project. Their task will be to find and interview gay and bisexual men outside popular nightspots and discover how much they know about a current meningitis outbreak and the steps that heal...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Don’t Let History Repeat Itself: The Dangers Of Pseudoscience And Denialism
On Tuesday, Robert F Kennedy Jr. told major media outlets that he may head a new Commission on Vaccine Safety. The purpose of this commission, per Mr. Kennedy, is to debate the science. “[Mr. Trump] says that his opinion doesn’t matter, but the science does matter,” he reported.At first glance, the idea of an impartial commission to debate and resolve a controversy does not seem like a bad idea. Except for two big problems.The first: Mr. Kennedy is a vocal anti-vaxxer. He has openly and repeatedly supported the notion that vaccines cause autism. Thus, he is by no means impartial.The second: Vaccine safety...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochrane South Africa announces appointment of new Director
We are very pleased to announce thatCochrane South Africa has appointed Charles Shey Wiysonge as its new Director, effective December 2016.Originally trained as a physician, Professor Wiysonge has also completed extensive postgraduate training in epidemiology, evidence-based health care, and vaccinology. His previous roles have included serving as Senior Research Officer with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS in Geneva, Senior Scientist with the South African Medical Research Council, Senior Researcher and Programme Manager for the University of Cape Town ’s Vaccines for Africa Initiative, and the Deputy...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 5, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: nowens at cochrane.org Source Type: news

An Implant Could Revolutionize The Way We Protect Ourselves From HIV
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Implant Could Revolutionize The Way We Protect Ourselves From HIV
This article is not a part of that project. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 4, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Global Health: British Officials Issue a Report Card on Aid Organizations
The report praised three well-known nonprofits, but took aim at Unesco ’ s “ weak ” organizational strength. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Foreign Aid Philanthropy Humanitarian Aid Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization World Bank Great Britain Source Type: news