Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Weed-killer compounds also kill parasite sometimes found in cat feces

The parasite Toxoplasma gondii infects up to one-third of the human population, experts say. Sometimes transmitted to humans from infected cat feces or litter, the protozoan can cause severe and even deadly illnesses in immunocompromised ...


How inequality drives HIV in adolescent girls and young women

Despite the advances that have been made against HIV, the world has 37 million people living with HIV. And 680,000 people died from AIDS-related causes in 2020. While the prevention of mother to child transmission, and provision ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Pacific islands struggle with hepatitis B in newborns

The Pacific island nations are falling back on immunization targets, especially those for diseases spread through mother-to-child transmission, according to WHO officials.


New clues to the conundrum of mother-to-child HIV transmission

Each year over 150,000 infants worldwide are infected with HIV in the womb, at birth, or through breastfeeding. Why transmission occurs in some cases but not others has long been a mystery, but now a team led by Weill Cornell ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A hard journey to a future free of hepatitis in Africa

The World Health Organization has announced additional efforts to eliminate hepatitis by 2030. The overall strategy calls for the prevention of new infections through universal implementation of the hepatitis B birth-dose ...

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