Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Emerging form of poliovirus threatens hopes for eradication

Polio is about to be eradicated. By 2018, if all goes according to the World Health Organization's plans, the last diagnosis of paralytic polio would mark the end of the devastating, potentially fatal illness.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Plants are new weapon in fight against dengue

Scientists have discovered a way to create disease fighting proteins from tobacco plants which could lead to the development of a vaccine for Dengue Fever.

Medications

Institute develops cheap cholera vaccine

An international health organisation said Monday it has developed the world's first cheap cholera vaccine which has been licensed in India, paving the way for its global use.

Oncology & Cancer

Incidence of HPV-positive head and neck cancer up in the U.S.

(HealthDay)—The rate of head and neck cancers has risen since the 1970s, and most are linked to human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a study recently published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New rabies vaccine could reduce cost, risk

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the University of Georgia used a common dog disease-canine parainfluenza-to build a new vaccine to protect humans and animals from the rabies virus. Developers hope the new treatment will ...

Health

Gut damage identified as cause of vaccine failure, malnutrition

It has been estimated that if every nutritional measure known to be helpful were applied to every child in the world, global malnutrition would be decreased by only a third. New research from the University of Virginia School ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

India marks milestone in fight against polio

(AP) -- India will celebrate a full year since its last reported case of polio on Friday, a major victory in a global eradication effort that appeared to be stalled just a few years ago.

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