LONDON, July 16 The global fight against AIDS is
stalling due to lower investment, marginalized communities
missing vital health services, and new HIV infections rising in
some parts, the United Nations warned on Tuesday.
LONDON, July 12 Syphilis cases have soared in
Europe over the last decade and become, for the first time since
the early 2000s, more common in some countries than new cases of
HIV, health experts said on Friday.
LONDON, June 26 Vaccination against the virus
that causes almost all cervical cancer is having a major impact
on stopping infections and should significantly reduce cases of
the disease within a decade, researchers said on Wednesday.
LONDON, June 19 Trust in vaccines - one of the
world's most effective and widely-used medical products - is
highest in poorer countries but weaker in wealthier ones where
scepticism has allowed outbreaks of diseases such as measles to
persist, a global study found on Wednesday.
LONDON, June 6 More than a million people every
day worldwide catch a sexually transmitted infection, with rates
of chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis and syphilis the most
worrying, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.
LONDON, June 3 Scientists in Britain have used gene-editing techniques to stop bird flu spreading in chicken cells grown in a lab - a key step towards making genetically-altered chickens that could halt a human flu pandemic.
LONDON, May 16 A global health trust is to
inject 80 million pounds ($102 million) into finding more modern
and effective treatments for snakebites - a "hidden health
crisis" that kills 120,000 people a year and maims thousands
LONDON, April 29 Scientists in the United States
say they have taken a step towards developing a possible
diagnostic test for chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition
characterised by exhaustion and other debilitating symptoms.
LONDON, April 25 More than 20 million children a year missed out on measles vaccines across the world in the past eight years, laying a path of exposure to a virus that is now causing disease outbreaks globally, a United Nations report said on Thursday.
LONDON, April 2 Scientists working on developing
vaccines against Ebola have found they can "harvest" antibodies
from volunteers vaccinated in research trials and use them to
make treatments for the deadly viral infection.