Tackles Malaria

Nobel-Winning Drug ‘Tackles Malaria’

A parasitic-worm-killing drug, whose discovery won the Nobel prize, may also cut cases of malaria, say researchers.Early data coming out of trials of ivermectin...
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How To Help Someone Who is Addicted To Drugs

Former NBA player Lamar Odom has emerged from a coma after being found unconscious in a Nevada brothel, allegedly after several days of using...
Malaria Can infect African Mosquitoes

Drug-Resistant Malaria Can infect African Mosquitoes

A drug-resistant malaria parasite found in South East Asia can also infect mosquito species in Africa, a study shows.The transmission experiments were carried out...
Flu-associated pneumonia

Flu-Associated Pneumonia Tied To Skipped Flu Vaccine

The flu vaccine may help prevent flu-related pneumonia, a study suggests.When researchers looked at patients with pneumonia, those whose pneumonia was related to the...
Nigeria Reaches Polio 'Milestone'

Nigeria Reaches Polio ‘Milestone’

Nigeria has been removed from the list of polio endemic countries in what is being regarded as a "milestone" on the quest to eradicate...
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Why This Year’s Flu Shot is Different Than Last

Give flu vaccine another chance: This year's version got a recipe change that should make it more effective after last winter's misery from a...
HIV prevention drug 100 percent

HIV Prevention Drug 100 Percent Effective, Latest Study Suggests

A study published Tuesday in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases showed the controversial daily pill preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) prevented HIV infection in all 657...
Aspirin 'Might Boost Cancer Therapy'

Aspirin ‘Might Boost Cancer Therapy’

Aspirin may be able to boost the effectiveness of cutting-edge cancer medicines that bolster the immune system, scientists say. Immunotherapy lets the body's own defences...
NHS To Axe Cancer Drugs

Steroid Injections For Lower Back Pain Have Limited Benefits, Study Says

Epidural corticosteroid injections are a common treatment for lower back pain, but a review of 38 placebo-controlled studies supports previous evidence that suggests the...
Universal flu vaccine comes closer

Universal Flu Vaccine Comes Closer, Scientists Say

Researchers say they are closer to developing a vaccine to give life-long protection against any type of flu, after promising trials in animals. Two separate...