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Nigeria marks polio-free year, raising global eradication hopes | Reuters

LONDON, (Reuters) - Nigeria marked its first year without a single case of polio on Friday, reaching a milestone many experts had thought would elude it as internal conflict hampered the battle against the crippling disease.<p>It means the country could come off the list of countries where polio is …

Just how deadly is malaria?

The world’s first malaria vaccine has been approved by the European Medicines Agency. It’s called Mosquirix and is the result of a partnership …

First malaria vaccine has been approved

Almost 200 million are affected by malaria each year… but this number is expected to drop drastically in the coming years.<p>The first anti-malaria vaccine has been approved by the European Medicines Agency after almost 30 years of research. The World Health Organization estimates the disease kills …

Lyme disease surged 320%, high-risk areas expanding – CDC report

Lyme disease is not only growing more rampant in its normal hotspots across the US, but it’s also spreading dramatically to new geographic areas …

It’s possible that we’re all going to be killed by mosquitoes, which isn’t ideal

Swarms of mosquitoes carrying interesting-sounding but really deadly diseases are heading to the UK, a new study predicts.<p>The insects have already …

Public Health England

Chikungunya Virus - Coming to a City Near You

• Published: 2015-03-27 (Revised/Updated 2016-11-07) : Author: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston : Contact: Donna Ramirez - …

Public Health

Cure For HIV Found? Scientists Successfully Delete HIV From Human DNA

Researchers from Temple University have successfully deleted the HIV virus from a strand of human DNA for the first time ever, but when will the …

Indiana: A Public Health Emergency Due To HIV Epidemic | The Takeaway | WNYC

Task Force Recommends HIV Testing For All

Routine screenings mean earlier detection, say experts<p>Next time you see your doctor, don’t be surprised if she pulls out an HIV test as part of your regular checkup. Earlier this week, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force—an independent panel of medical experts who set guidelines concerning …

Public Health

Toronto Public Health declares measles outbreak over

Toronto Public Health says a measles outbreak that resulted in 10 confirmed cases of the disease over the last two months is now over.<p>The outbreak …

Public Health

Study: Infection Rates Correlate with Public Health Spending

Local government spending on food safety and sanitation programs may significantly influence the number of illnesses occurring in the surrounding …

Public Health

Newly Approved HIV Therapy Will Genetically Modify Patients' Stem Cells

In a treatment now set to undergo clinical trials, scientists will focus on a protein believed to open the body to the AIDS-causing virus.<p>A promising HIV therapy that involves a patient's own stem cells has won approval to be tested in people. It's one of several experimental treatments that are …

7 immersive data visualizations that track global health trends

As big data evolves, data visualizations can help turn the most convoluted facts and figures into clear stories, aiding further research efforts and …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

The incredible creatures of Antarctica revealed

Alien life in our midst: The incredible creatures of Antarctica revealed<p><b>Researchers have discovered dozens of new species living deep under</b> …

30 never-before-seen species of flies discovered in Los Angeles

Scientists have found 30 never-before-seen species of flies buzzing about in the city of Los Angeles.<p>The discovery suggests that we know less about the diversity of our winged neighbors than was previously thought.<p>The flies are all members of the phorid family, and were captured in 30 insect traps …

Zoology