AFP (Oct. 21, 2015) Ukraine announces the start of a polio vaccination drive that has begun only after health groups accused Kiev of being critically late in responding to Europe's first outbreak since 2010.
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AFP (May 5, 2014) The World Health Organization warned Monday that polio has reemerged as a public health emergency, after new cases of the crippling disease began surfacing and spreading across borders from countries ... watch video
AFP (June 9, 2016) The latest Ebola outbreak in Liberia, the last country still affected by the deadliest flare-up in the history of the feared tropical virus, is declared over by Liberia's health ministry.
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AFP (Jan. 10, 2014) India is about to be declared officially as polio-free on the third anniversary of the last case. But many victims say there's little cause for celebration, alleging a lack of help from the ... watch video
Sep. 28, 2016 In an important discovery in the battle against the United States’ growing drug epidemic, an economist has found the Carolinas could be a hotspot for the trafficking and production of the drug ... read more
Sep. 28, 2016 Women who experience hot flashes and night sweats earlier in life are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease (CVD) when compared to women with later onset menopausal symptoms, according to ... read more
Sep. 28, 2016 A common pathway involved in photoreceptor death has been identified in retinitis pigmentosa, advanced dry age-related macular degeneration and other retinal diseases, with ... read more
Sep. 28, 2016 It's over a hundred years since the first case of Alzheimer's disease was diagnosed. Since then we've learned a great deal about the protein 'tangles' and 'plaques' that cause the disease. How close ... read more
Sep. 28, 2016 Hot flashes – the bane of existence for many women during menopause – can be reduced in frequency by almost half for about 50 percent of women over eight weeks of acupuncture treatment, according ... read more
May 20, 2016 A single injectable dose of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) along with bivalent oral polio vaccine could protect up to 90 percent of children from polio and strengthen community protection against ... read more
Apr. 2, 2015 April 12 2015 marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of Jonas Salk's landmark polio vaccine trial results, which confirmed that the first vaccine against polio was safe and effective. A ... read more
Nov. 13, 2014 Beyond deaths, injuries, and displacements, the ongoing Syrian war is causing growing infectious disease epidemics. A short review reports on some of the epidemics spreading among vulnerable ... read more
Aug. 5, 2014 A coalition campaign involving imams, Islamic school teachers, traditional rulers, doctors, journalists, and polio survivors is gradually turning the tide against polio vaccine rejection in northern ... read more