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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...

 

Bedbugs ‘Hidden Environmental Reservoir’ for Drug-Resistant Staph

Bedbugs ‘Hidden Environmental Reservoir’ for Drug-Resistant Staph

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, May 19, 2011 (ENS) – Bedbugs carrying Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, a superbug that is resistant to many antibiotics, and Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus, or VRE, have...

 
 
 
 

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