Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Novel schistosomiasis vaccine: New phase of clinical studies

The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will start the phase II clinical trials of a vaccine for schistosomiasis, called 'Sm14 Vaccine'. The initiative is one of the health research and development ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UN: Zika virus will be 'way down' before Rio hosts Olympics

The head of the World Health Organization's Zika response team is predicting that Brazil will host a "fantastic Olympics" and that the mosquito-borne virus will be "way down" by the time the Summer Games begin in Rio de Janeiro ...


Egg shortage won't affect flu vaccine supply

An egg shortage has driven up prices at the supermarket, caused in part by an outbreak of avian flu in the Midwest. But health officials say there is no need to worry about the supply of certain eggs outside the kitchen: ...


Seasonal MS relapse onset seen in both hemispheres

(HealthDay)—Seasonal relapse onset in multiple sclerosis occurs in both hemispheres and varies with latitude, according to a study published in the December issue of the Annals of Neurology.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Breastfeeding good for mum's blood pressure later in life

(Medical Xpress)—Breastfeeding is not only good for baby but also good for mums with a new study by the University of Western Sydney finding breastfeeding reduces the chances of mums developing high blood pressure even ...

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