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Obesity boom 'fueling rise in malnutrition'
Malnutrition is sweeping the world, fuelled by obesity as well as starvation, new research has suggested.The 2016 Global Nutrition Report said 44% of countries ...
World Health Assembly agrees resolutions on women, children and adolescents, and healthy ageing
26 MAY 2016 | GENEVA - Delegates at the World Health Assembly today agreed to implement 2 new health strategies that are closely aligned with the Sustainable Development ...
Breast Cancer Cells Flushed out of Hiding
Scientists;have uncovered a molecular key that breast cancer cells use to gain access to bone marrow, where they hide from the effects chemotherapy or hormonal therapies. ...
WHO multi-country survey reveals widespread public misunderstanding about antibiotic resistance
GENEVA- As WHO ramps up its fight against antibiotic resistance, a new multi-country survey shows people are confused about this major threat to public health and do ...
Elimination of meningitis A
November 2015The meningitis A vaccine for Africa, MenAfriVac, was developed in response to a plea for help from ministers of health in sub-Saharan Africa after an outbrea ...
FDA approves new treatment for HIV
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Genvoya (a fixed-dose combination tablet containing elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamid ...
Nobel-Winning Drug -'Tackles Malaria'
By James GallagherHealth editor, BBC News websiteA parasitic-worm-killing drug, whose discovery won the Nobel prize, may also cut cases of malaria, say researchers.Early ...
New Malaria Vaccine
News release 23 OCTOBER 2015 | GENEVA - The World Health Organization's Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) and the Malaria Policy Advisory C ...
HIV cure research: Scientists create two-headed protein to deplete HIV reservoir
Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have created a protein that awakens resting immune cells infected with HIV and facilitates their destruction in labo ...
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