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 ...

Oncology & Cancer

Guidance issued for breast cancer care during COVID-19

(HealthDay)—In guidance issued by the COVID-19 Pandemic Breast Cancer Consortium, recently accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, recommendations are presented for prioritizing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research should be at the heart of an epidemic response

To be prepared for epidemics, we need certain things in place. We need widespread surveillance systems to detect outbreaks before they can spread, and robust health systems that can give people the care and treatment they ...

Immunology

Infection site affects how a virus spreads through the body

A person is more likely to get infected by HIV through anal intercourse than vaginal, but no one knows quite why. A new study by scientists at the Gladstone Institutes shows that infection sites could affect the immune system's ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Latest Ebola outbreak in Guinea is over: WHO (Update)

The latest outbreak of Ebola in Guinea has ended, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, warning that a recurrence of the killer tropical disease remained a threat.

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