Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Zika virus detected in Angola

The Asian-linked form of Zika, responsible for abnormal smallness of the head in newborns, has been identified in Angola. Zika virus is spread by daytime-active Aedes mosquitoes, causing a medical condition called microcephaly during which a baby’s brain development becomes incomplete, resulting in abnormal smallness of the head.

Merck quits Supply of Life-Saving Vaccine To Millions Of children in West Africa

The pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. Inc. is ending a long-term agreement to supply a lifesaving vaccine for children in West Africa. At the same time, the company has started sending the vaccine to China, where it will likely be sold for a much higher price.

AIDS2018: Donor cuts could threaten global progress on HIV, new research warns

If donor government funding for HIV continues to fall, nearly two decades of progress against the disease will be in jeopardy, according to new research presented at the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) today. Using newly available data, a study from researchers at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and the Harvard T.H....

Timing of Your Meals Might Reduce Heart Risks

People who want a healthy heart should be mindful of not only what they eat, but when they eat, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA). The report is a response to the growing evidence that timing matters when it comes to heart disease risk, said Marie-Pierre St-Onge, the lead...

EBOLA Outbreak: Why Ghana can’t take any chances

West Africa is presently battling with an Ebola Virus disease outbreak (EVD), but for us in Ghana, we have been spared, of course with some suspected cases, all turning out to be negative.

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