Sunday, October 24, 2021

Somalia Listed as Worst Country for Maternal Health

The British aid group Save the Children ranks Somalia as the worst country on Earth for being a mother. The ranking is based on...

Where’s The Media’s Ebola Mea Culpa?

"The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia is over," announced the World Health Organization on May 9, declaring a cautious end to the...

Map shows the most distinctive causes of death

The most common killers in the United States are well known -- heart disease and cancer. But there are other, less common causes of...

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?

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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

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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

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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

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