“One death is catastrophic enough”: Kenyan men campaign for HPV vaccination
Three men from Siaya county are making it their mission to protect the next generation of girls in their village from cervical cancer. In a village called Ndigwa Siaya, located near the shores of Lake Victoria in Kenya, 54-year-old Moses Opiyo and 67-year-old Joseph Maganda go through a rumpled copy book.
Positive Data for First and Only Treatment Approved for Agitation in Alzheimer Dementia
Recently released positive phase 3 trial data of brexpiprazole (Rexulti) - showed it reduced agitation in Alzheimer dementia significantly in 3 agitation symptoms categories: aggressive behaviors, physically nonaggressive behaviors, and verbally agitated behaviors.
Scots NHS doctors: Rise in patients waiting 24 hours in A&E 'shocking'
The number of people in Scotland who waited 24 hours or more in A&E in the first half of this year was more than 250 times higher than in 2019. Figures obtained by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine said that 3,949 patients spent a day or more in A&E in the six months up to June this year.
Bayer ordered to pay $332 mln in Roundup cancer trial
A California jury on Tuesday found Bayer (BAYGn.DE) liable in a case brought by a man who claimed his cancer was due to exposure to the company's Roundup weed killer, and ordered it to pay $332 million in damages.
Zimbabwe's cholera crisis fuelled by chronic water shortages
For months now, Zimbabwe has been battling to stem the spread of deadly cholera in its cities and villages because the country simply lacks clean water. "If the water comes at all it's often dirty," Regai Chibanda, a 46-year-old father of five from the sprawling township of Chitungwiza, told me.
How Menstrual Cycles Shape Women’s Memory and Brain
A new study in Nature Mental Health by Rachel Zsido and Julia Sacher of the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences and the University Clinic in Leipzig
Research reveals a notable interplay between fluctuating ovarian hormones during the menstrual cycle and structural adaptations within women’s brains, particularly in regions vital for cognitive function. Utilizing a meticulous approach, researchers tapped into 7 Tesla MRI and blood sampling across six menstrual cycle points to observe how estradiol and progesterone influenced medial temporal lobe and hippocampal regions, pivotal areas for episodic memory and spatial cognition.
Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis in chicken meat and chicken meat products
Three clusters of Salmonella Enteritidis ST11 infections linked to chicken meat and chicken meat products
Between January and October 2023, 14 EU/EEA countries, the UK and the US reported 335 cases related to this outbreak. Chicken meat and chicken meat products (kebab) are the likely source of a multi-country outbreak caused by three types of Salmonella Enteritidis, according to EFSA and ECDC’s latest Rapid Outbreak Assessment.
Choosing Needs Over Wants: How Dopamine Decides
Researchers unveiled the brain’s ability to prioritize needs over wants using the dopamine reward system. This study, observing a male zebra finch’s shift from quenching thirst to courting when faced with a female, sheds light on the flexible nature of the dopamine system.
How the Heart Starts Beating
Researchers discover that heart cells in developing zebrafish start beating suddenly and all at once
Brain Injury Increases Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Screenings, early interventions could limit harm
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of long-term disability and premature death, especially among military personnel and those playing contact sports. The surprising associations between TBI and cardiovascular disease need more study.
Covid vaccines at care homes as BA.2.86 variant spreading
The NHS is starting to give booster shots of Covid and flu vaccine to older people living in care homes in England over concerns about a highly-mutated new Covid variant that is spreading.
'Optimal' sleep linked with 74% lower cardiovascular risk
According to the American Sleep Association, 50–70 million adults in the United States have a sleep disorder. Of these, 25 million have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which is when the muscle in the back of the throat relaxes too much to allow regular breathing.
Potentially Deadly Bacteria Detected in U.S. Soil for First Time
The bacteria, Burkholderia pseudomallei, was found along the Gulf Coast region of Southern Mississippi. Previously, it had been detected in parts of Asia and Australia.
Three Ways Forward in a Post Covid-19 World
There are three important ways forward in addressing the pandemic and its impacts on health and wellbeing in the years to come.
Gender-sensitive Workplace Health Promotion: Why It Is Important and How It Can Be Implemented in Practice
Sex and gender are important determinants of health, but we often lack criteria for effective gender-sensitive work place health promotion. A team at the Austrian Health Promotion Fund are working to overcome these challenges. They have developed 17 criteria and a 62-point checklist for workplace health promotion initiatives.
COVID-19: the worst may be yet to come
As much of western Europe begins to ease countrywide lockdowns, globally the pandemic may still be in its infancy, with more than 160 000 new cases reported each day since June 25. Individual countries count cases differently, so direct comparisons are difficult, but the numbers illustrate a worrying pattern. At a subnational level the picture is nuanced, with local hotspots, but at a country level the picture is clear—the world is facing a worsening multipolar pandemic.
Medicine shortages in the EU: causes and solutions
Find out why there is a shortage of medicines, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and how Parliament wants to improve the situation
Coronavirus Makes Inequality a Public Health Issue
“It may seem like a ridiculous idea but the only way to fight the plague is with decency.” – Dr Rieux in Albert Camus’s 1947 novel, The Plague.
A ‘Cure’ for Ebola but Will it Stop the Outbreak if People Won’t Get Treatment?
While people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are slowly being made aware that scientists have discovered two drugs that are effective in treating Ebola, letting go of the fear and anxiety that has prevailed across the country this year will require more work.
The Role of Women’s Organisations in Crisis-Settings
To mark World Humanitarian Day, we celebrate the overlooked women leaders who are first responders, unwavering advocates, and powerful change-makers in humanitarian emergencies.
Yet to truly power progress, we can’t stop at celebrating their efforts – we must also push for the support and investment women humanitarians need to continue their vital work.
CRA shortage is worsening while demand grows – a vicious circle which opens masses of job opportunities
Are you interested in roles like Clinical Research Associates (CRAs) and Clinical Trial Assistants (CTAs) and looking for interesting job opportunities and career perspectives?
Why Doctors Hate Their Computers
Digitization promises to make medical care easier and more efficient. But are screens coming between doctors and patients?
On a sunny afternoon in May, 2015, I joined a dozen other surgeons at a downtown Boston office building to begin sixteen hours of mandatory computer training.
Junior hospital doctors
“Junior” doctors: does terminology matter?
David Matthews from the Oxford Health Alliance suggests abandoning the term “junior” to address the low morale of UK “trainee” hospital doctors, aged between 23 and 40 years.
90–90–90 Treatment for All
An ambitious treatment target to help end the AIDS epidemic
By 2020, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status ...
Incident Management System
To enhance World Health Organisations Emergency Programme (WHE) response capability,
To enhance World Health Organisations Emergency Programme (WHE) response capability, WHE proposed the development of a series of training packages to build staff competencies, skills and knowledge, to enhance deployment and response capability.
MARIJUANA: The Latest Scientific Findings and Legalization
California, Massachusetts, Maine, and Nevada became the latest states to legalize recreational marijuana, bringing to 28 the number of states that have okayed the drug for medicinal use, recreational use, or both ...
What do we know about the health impacts of marijuana, and what do we still need to learn?
European Virus Archive goes global
EVAg is a network of laboratories including 16 EU member state institutions and 9 non-EU institutions, that represent an extensive range of virological disciplines. EVAg establishes close relationships and collaborations with international organizations involved in public health (WHO, OIE and FAO).
Establishing a Global Vaccine-Development Fund
As the Ebola epidemic in West Africa continues, albeit at a much lower level than it reached in the spring, we still lack a vaccine that has been shown to be safe and effective.
Much attention has appropriately been directed at major disease targets such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), tuberculosis, and malaria, for which organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Wellcome Trust are providing considerable financial support. Similar attention has been devoted to the provision of currently licensed pediatric vaccines, which is supported by GAVI (formerly the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization).