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Zika Most Damaging During Rapid Brain Growth

Zika Most Damaging During Rapid Brain Growth

  JUPITER, Florida, October 17, 2016 (ENS) – In new research that could help eliminate the tragic birth defects caused by the Zika virus, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute, TSRI, have pinpointed...

 

Zika Epidemic Could Hit 10,000 Pregnant Puerto Ricans

Zika Epidemic Could Hit 10,000 Pregnant Puerto Ricans

  ATLANTA, Georgia, July 30, 2016 (ENS) – Since local transmission of the Zika virus was first reported in Puerto Rico in December 2015, it has become so widespread on the island that public health officials are calling it an “epidemic.” The...

 

First U.S. Locally Transmitted Zika Virus Sickens Four

First U.S. Locally Transmitted Zika Virus Sickens Four

  MIAMI, Florida, July 30, 2016 (ENS) – Florida officials have informed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, that Zika virus infections in four people were likely caused by bites of local Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. The...

 

Congress Strengthens U.S. Chemical Safety Law

Congress Strengthens U.S. Chemical Safety Law

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 8, 2016 (ENS) – By unanimous consent, the U.S. Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would update federal chemical safety protections for the first time in four decades. The measure gives the Environmental Protection...

 

Aerial Pesticide Spraying Linked to Higher Autism Risk

Aerial Pesticide Spraying Linked to Higher Autism Risk

  BALTIMORE, Maryland, May 6, 2016 (ENS) – The use of airplanes to spray anti-mosquito pesticides may increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays among children, finds new research presented at the Pediatric...

 

Dengue Fever an ‘Emergency’ on Hawaii’s Big Island

Dengue Fever an ‘Emergency’ on Hawaii’s Big Island

  HILO, Hawaii, February 9, 2016 (ENS) – Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi has declared a state of emergency over a dengue fever outbreak on the island of Hawaii, commonly called the Big Island. In a declaration issued Monday, Kenoi...

 

Australian Cancer Drug Licensed in $730M Deal

Australian Cancer Drug Licensed in $730M Deal

  MELBOURNE, Australia, February 9, 2016 (ENS) – A promising new cancer drug, developed in Australia by the Cancer Therapeutics CRC (CTx), has been licensed to U.S. pharmaceutical company Merck in a deal worth US$730 million. The...

 

Zika Virus Declared a Global Health Emergency

Zika Virus Declared a Global Health Emergency

  GENEVA, Switzerland, February 3, 2016 (ENS) – The Zika virus has spread to 24 countries in the Americas, creating “a public health emergency of international concern,” the head of the World Health Organization declared...

 

World’s Top Doctor Urges ‘Strong’ Paris Climate Deal

World’s Top Doctor Urges ‘Strong’ Paris Climate Deal

  GENEVA, Switzerland, October 8, 2015 (ENS) – “Climate change is the greatest threat to global health in the 21st century,” warned Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization today. “The evidence...

 

Vehicular Air Pollution Leading Cause of Heart Disease

Vehicular Air Pollution Leading Cause of Heart Disease

  LONDON, UK, August 30, 2015 (ENS) – Air and noise pollution are environmental health risks with severe consequences for heart health, according to the European Society of Cardiology, which is asking for help from lawmakers to reduce...

 

Nanosponges in Disguise Mop Up MRSA Staph Infections

Nanosponges in Disguise Mop Up MRSA Staph Infections

  SAN DIEGO, California, May 19, 2015 (ENS) – A new gel filled with nanosponges that absorb toxins has proven effective against the “super bug” MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), an antibiotic-resistant...

 

WHO Declares Liberia’s Ebola Outbreak “Interrupted”

WHO Declares Liberia’s Ebola Outbreak “Interrupted”

  GENEVA, Switzerland, May 10, 2015 (ENS) – In Liberia, the country with the highest death toll in the worst outbreak of Ebola virus since it emerged in 1976, transmission of the disease has been stopped, at least for now, the World...

 

Obama: Climate Change Menaces Public Health

Obama: Climate Change Menaces Public Health

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 10, 2015 (ENS) – “Climate change is having a impact on our public health,” said President Barack Obama on Tuesday after meeting with the new Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, EPA Administrator Gina...

 

Two Ebola Vaccines Test Safe in Liberia

Two Ebola Vaccines Test Safe in Liberia

  BETHESDA, Maryland, March 26, 2015 (ENS) – Two experimental Ebola vaccines appear to be safe based on their evaluation in more than 600 volunteers who participated in the first stage of the Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccines...

 

First Ebola Vaccine Test Starts in Guinea

First Ebola Vaccine Test Starts in Guinea

  CONAKRY, Guinea, March 26, 2015 (ENS) – One year after the current outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa that has claimed more than 10,000 lives, the Guinean government with the World Health Organization this week began the...

 

Ticks Carrying Lyme Disease Discovered on California Birds

Ticks Carrying Lyme Disease Discovered on California Birds

  BERKELEY, California, February 26, 2015 (ENS) – Ticks bearing the bacterium that causes Lyme disease are populating Northern California’s birds that then fly them into suburban areas, finds new research from the University of...

 

Ebola Recedes in West Africa, But ‘No Room for Complacency’

Ebola Recedes in West Africa, But ‘No Room for Complacency’

  NEW YORK, New York, February 9, 2015 (ENS) – The World Health Organization has recorded a surge in new Ebola cases this past week, ending a series of declines that saw the number of new cases in the three hardest-hit countries –...

 

Scientists Aim to Boost City Residents’ Immune Systems

Scientists Aim to Boost City Residents’ Immune Systems

  HELSINKI, Finland, January 15, 2015 (ENS) – Allergies and numerous autoimmune diseases, such as asthma and type 1 diabetes, have become more common in the past 50 years, especially in urban environments. Now a new research team is...

 
 
 
 

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