September 21, 2018

Rethinking Innovation in Maternal and Child Health in Africa: Five Case Studies

(STAT News) – In the developing world, where surgeons don’t have gloves and clinics don’t have reliable electricity or running water, the word “innovation” takes on a different meaning than it does in more developed parts of the world. Here, … Read More

September 13, 2018

As Massive Zika Vaccine Trial Struggles, Researchers Revive Plan to Intentionally Infect Humans

(Science) – In 2016, as the mosquito-borne Zika virus spread through the Americas and cases of infected women having brain-damaged babies mounted, investigators raced to develop a vaccine. Now, a $110 million vaccine trial is underway at 17 sites in … Read More

September 12, 2018

An ‘Epidemic of Nicotine Addiction’ Among Youth Prompts FDA to Get Tough on E-Cigarette Makers

(Los Angeles Times) – Responding to an “epidemic of nicotine addiction” among American youths, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced a comprehensive crackdown on e-cigarette manufacturers, directing the industry’s giants to draw up detailed plans for halting … Read More

September 11, 2018

Former Nigerian Leader Obassanjo Urges West African Governments to Decriminalize Drugs

(Reuters) – West African governments should overhaul their drug laws to decriminalize personal use and prioritize treatment as a response to rising substance abuse in the region, former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo said on Tuesday.  In an interview before he … Read More

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