Diseases

Biogen, Eisai’s Alzheimer’s drug succeeds in mid-stage trial,…

Biogen, Eisai’s Alzheimer’s drug succeeds in mid-stage trial,…

Published 06/07/2018

(Reuters) - Japanese drugmaker Eisai Co and Biogen Inc said that the final analysis of a mid-stage trial of their Alzheimer’s drug showed positive results [more…]

Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore evacuated due to possible TB…

Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore evacuated due to possible TB…

Published 05/07/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two buildings at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, were evacuated on Thursday because people may have been exposed to tuberculosis, [more…]

Congo to begin Ebola vaccinations on Monday

Congo to begin Ebola vaccinations on Monday

Published 20/05/2018

MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Health workers in Democratic Republic of Congo will begin a vaccination campaign on Monday aimed at containing an [more…]

In Congo city where Ebola resides, fear but not panic

In Congo city where Ebola resides, fear but not panic

Published 19/05/2018

MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - In the city of Mbandaka in northwest Congo, Mbombo Roge does not shake hands with friends anymore: Ebola [more…]

Congo’s Ebola not an international emergency, can be controlled -WHO

Congo’s Ebola not an international emergency, can be controlled -WHO

Published 18/05/2018

GENEVA/KINSHASA (Reuters) - The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo can be brought under control and is not an international public health emergency, experts [more…]

Congo northwest city Mbandaka confirms three new Ebola cases

Congo northwest city Mbandaka confirms three new Ebola cases

Published 18/05/2018

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Three new cases of Ebola were confirmed in northwest Congo’s regional capital of Mbandaka on Friday, in a part of the city [more…]

WHO says 19 dead, 39 infected so far in Congo Ebola outbreak

WHO says 19 dead, 39 infected so far in Congo Ebola outbreak

Published 14/05/2018

GENEVA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo reported 39 suspected, probable or confirmed cases of Ebola between April 4 and May 13, including 19 deaths, [more…]

WHO gets approval to use Ebola vaccine in Democratic Republic of Congo

WHO gets approval to use Ebola vaccine in Democratic Republic of Congo

Published 14/05/2018

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization has been given the go-ahead by officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo to import and use an [more…]

Discovery of malaria parasite survival genes offers new targets

Discovery of malaria parasite survival genes offers new targets

Published 03/05/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have identified the core genes that are essential for the deadliest malaria parasite to survive, revealing new targets for drugs or [more…]

Ninety-eight now sick from romaine lettuce-linked E. coli: CDC

Ninety-eight now sick from romaine lettuce-linked E. coli: CDC

Published 27/04/2018

(Reuters) - Fourteen more people fell ill from an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, U.S. health officials said on Friday, bringing the number [more…]