Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rapid test delineates diseases with similar symptoms

Malaria and typhoid fever are major health problems in tropical regions, but accurate diagnosis is often hampered by overlapping or nonspecific symptoms and limited access to diagnostics. Now, NIBIB-funded scientists have ...

Health informatics

Study shows how to debunk health misinformation

The pandemic shows how quickly health misinformation can spread. However, there are tools to debunk misinformation, as demonstrated by a new study on health communication strategies from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccine shows promise against typhoid in South Asia

A typhoid vaccine shown in trials to be 79 percent effective, even after two years, is being recommended for use across South Asia, where the food and waterborne disease is widespread.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Typhoid vaccine proven safe for infants and young children in Malawi

A new study, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, finds a single dose of typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) – the only typhoid vaccine licensed for children as young as 6 months—is safe and 84 percent ...

Medications

COVID-19 boosted excess sale of antibiotics in India

The first wave of COVID-19 in 2020 in India saw a substantial increase in the sale of antibiotic formulations used in adults and adolescents, especially azithromycin, says a study.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID strikes clergy as they comfort pandemic's sick and dying

The Rev. Jose Luis Garayoa survived typhoid fever, malaria, a kidnapping and the Ebola crisis as a missionary in Sierra Leone, only to die of COVID-19 after tending to the people of his Texas church who were sick from the ...

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