A Zika Vaccine Shows Signs Of Success In An Early Human Trial

A DNA-based Zika vaccine from Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc ino and South Korea’s GeneOne Life Science Inc induced anti-Zika immune responses in an early stage human trial, U.S. researchers reported on Wednesday. Unlike conventional vaccines, which often use inactivated or killed versions of a virus, the…

First Global Pledge To End Cholera By 2030

Health officials from around the world are meeting in France to commit to preventing 90% of cholera deaths by 2030. The disease, which is spread through contaminated water, kills about 100,000 people every year. It is the first time governments, the World Health Organization, aid…

Alarm As ‘Super Malaria’ Spreads In South East Asia

The rapid spread of “super malaria” in South East Asia is an alarming global threat, scientists are warning. This dangerous form of the malaria parasite cannot be killed with the main anti-malaria drugs. It emerged in Cambodia but has since spread through parts of Thailand,…

Nerf Guns Can Lead To Serious Eye Injuries, Doctors Warn

Bullets from Nerf guns can cause serious eye injuries, doctors from a London eye hospital are warning. They treated three people with internal bleeding around the eye, pain and blurred vision after they were shot with the toy guns by children. Writing in BMJ Case…

Us Heroin Deaths Jump 533% Since 2002, Report Says

The number of heroin users in the United States jumped from 404,000 in 2002 to 948,000 in 2016, a 135% increase, according to the most recent government numbers. But even more striking: The number of people who had fatal overdoses related to heroin has skyrocketed…

FDA Approves New Drug For Sickle Cell Disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the first new drug for sickle cell disease in nearly two decades. Endari (L-glutamine oral powder) helps reduce severe complications associated with the blood disorder, the agency said. Sickle cell disease is an inherited disorder in…

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