With help of grant, The Miriam takes aim at 'superbugs'

With help of grant, The Miriam takes aim at 'superbugs'

Copyright by WPRI – All rights reserved More Local News PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Researchers at The Miriam Hospital are receiving a $9.4 million grant to study a growing problem in the medical field in the United States: “superbugs,” which are drug-resistant pathogens, or bacteria that don’t get eradicated with conventional antibiotics. The National Institutes […]

In lab tests, this gene drive wiped out a population of mosquitoes

In lab tests, this gene drive wiped out a population of mosquitoes

A new gene drive may push a species of malaria-carrying mosquito to extinction. In a small-scale laboratory study, the genetic engineering tool caused Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes to stop producing offspring in eight to 12 generations, researchers report September 24 in Nature Biotechnology. If the finding holds up in larger studies, the gene drive could be […]

Global Leaders Must Make Tangible Commitments at UN High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis

Global Leaders Must Make Tangible Commitments at UN High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis

NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 24, 2018—As global leaders gather for the first-ever United Nations High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis (TB) in New York on Wednesday, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling on governments to scale up TB testing and treatment to save more lives today, and make real commitments to […]

Legalise illicit drugs to protect health, say former heads of state

Legalise illicit drugs to protect health, say former heads of state

Current efforts to control drugs such as cannabis, cocaine, and heroin are causing huge avoidable harm, and governments have a duty to investigate the effect of legalising their supply, former world leaders and others have said. Legal controls could reduce social and health harms among people who take such drugs and would disrupt organised crime […]

Opinion | Modicare has a long haul ahead of it

Opinion | Modicare has a long haul ahead of it

Illustration: Jayachandran/Mint The launch of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana on Sunday is the first step in a long process. An initiative so audacious in its scope and ambitions has implications that extend well beyond healthcare to the shape of the Indian economy. When a country has the world’s highest disease burden as India […]

World off track for global target to increase physical activity

World off track for global target to increase physical activity

A group of people exercising outdoors. Photo by: 12019 / Pixabay WASHINGTON — The world is not on track to meet its goal to reduce insufficient physical activity by 10 percent, according to a new study by the World Health Organization. As part of the nine global noncommunicable disease targets, WHO member states in 2013 committed to […]

The Access Challenge Convenes UHC High Level Conference 2018, Bringing Together World Leaders and Global …

LAGOS, Nigeria, DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, and NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, His Excellency Jakaya Kikwete, former President of Tanzania, and The Access Challenge, a leading not-for-profit advocacy organization focused on universal access to health care, will host a Universal Health Coverage (UHC) High Level Conference and Awards Dinner 2018 at the […]

1 in 20 deaths globally are a result of alcohol use

1 in 20 deaths globally are a result of alcohol use

iStock/Soubrette iStock/Soubrette Related Content (CNN) – Over three million people died from alcohol consumption in 2016, equating to 1 in 20 deaths globally, according to a new report by the World Health Organization. More than 75% of these deaths were among men, says the report published Friday. The largest cause of death — 28% — […]

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