Thursday, June 21, 2018

Hunt for AIDS cure accelerates as GSK and U.S. experts link up

Britain's GlaxoSmithKline, which decided last week to retain rather than float off its HIV drugs business, is to collaborate with U.S. scientists in developing...

WHO declares Liberia Ebola-free

Liberia has been declared free from Ebola after no new cases were reported for over a month, the World Health Organisation has said.http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1 Peter Jan...

German Magazine Vangardist Prints Cover Using HIV-Positive Blood

The Vangardist, a German men's magazine, is printing an entire issue using HIV-infected blood in a quest to educate the public and eliminate misconceptions...

Chinese researchers alter embryo DNA: Do results cross ethical tripwires?

The study has added urgency to recent calls from scientists, ethicists, and leaders in the biotech industry to take immediate, serious steps globally to weigh...

Political Leadership Needed to End Malaria

In an interview with AllAfrica for World Malaria Day on April 25, Dr. Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré, executive director of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, says...

Exercise Can’t Save Us From Too Much Sugar In Our Diets, Say Experts

In a fascinating and scorching editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, three authors argue that the myth that exercise is the key...

Final Malaria Vaccine Trial Gives Hope To Many African Children

Africa could get a partial vaccine against malaria by October if the final trail by British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline goes to plan and get...

WHO Acknowledges the Failings of Its Ebola Crisis Response

“Our current systems ... simply have not coped” Top leaders at the World Health Organization (WHO) have admitted to being “ill prepared” to handle the...

Man volunteers for world’s first head transplant

Some call it insane. One describes a fate "worse than death." But for a 30-year-old Russian man whose muscles are wasting away, Dr. Sergio...

Largest HIV outbreak in Indiana history: A toxic mix of drug addiction, poverty, hopelessness

"There's a drug house they just tore down," said 18-year-old Chandler Bowman, behind the wheel of his Chrysler Sebring. "Someone just hit this house recently...

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Eritrea welcomes Ethiopia PM’s olive branch, raising hopes of breakthrough

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki raised hopes of a breakthrough in one of Africa’s most intractable conflicts on Wednesday by describing recent peace overtures from...

Sharp rise in number of Islamist militant attacks in Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa suffers under a sharp rise in the number of Islamist militant attacks. In its report Changing Patterns in Terrorism and the Threat...

Somalia Moves to Block Somaliland Special Arrangement with International Partners

Heedless of the fact that the Republic of Somaliland is not a federal state under Mogadishu's jurisdiction, Somalia wrote to international partners objecting their...