Malaria: Kenya, Ghana And Malawi Get First Vaccine

The world’s first vaccine against malaria will be introduced in three countries – Ghana, Kenya and Malawi – starting in 2018. The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito bites. The World Health Organization (WHO) said…

Smoking Affects Women More Than You Think

Having centuries of experience appealing to customers, tobacco companies know how to play the marketing game. They use beautiful people, social appeal, and celebrities to draw attention. Sadly, people are still caving into the allure, and women specifically are suffering the harmful consequences of smoking….

Why Inhaled ‘Poppers’ May Cause Eye Damage

Newer types of “poppers” — which are inhalant drugs that people use recreationally — may be toxic to people’s eyes, according to a new report. Poppers are often sold in sex shops or online, but cannot be legally sold as a product for human consumption;…

Singapore Confirms Two New Cases Of Zika Virus

Singapore has confirmed two cases of locally transmitted infections of the Zika virus in a northeastern part of the city state, the National Environment Agency said on Wednesday, describing it as the first Zika cluster of 2017. The viral disease carried by mosquitoes has spread…

Meningitis Outbreak Kills At Least 140 in Nigeria

An outbreak of meningitis in several states of Nigeria has killed at least 140 people, officials say. It has been reported over the last week in six states and has so far infected more than 1,000 people, the Abuja Centre for Disease Control says. Meningitis…

Flu Vaccine Is Only Moderately Protective This Year, CDC Says

This year’s flu vaccine is offering moderate protection against the main family of viruses causing illness, data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show. The data comes as what has been a pretty active flu season is near its apex in many parts of…

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