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World Health Day: Combat Drug Resistance


Without effective antibiotics, much of modern medicine would not be possible. The treatment of cancer, the care of premature babies and even the most common surgical procedures would not be possible...

April 7, 2011 — Gozde Zorlu

Short Story Science: Lenina versus the Pneumococcus

Today is January 28, and Lenina has a smashing headache; she is a Streptococcus pneumoniae researcher. Not that this was the main reason for the headache, but an important meeting was being held today to launch the Pneumococcal Molecular Epidemiology Network’s [PMEN] new paper in Science ...

April 7, 2011 — Cindy Doran

Can It Be Bad to Be Too Clean?: The Hygiene Hypothesis

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine researcher Kathleen Barnes talks about the hygiene hypothesis, which raises the possibility that our modern sterile environment may contribute to conditions such as asthma and eczema...

April 6, 2011 — Steve Mirsky

New Drugs for Hepatitis C on the Horizon

With the promise of two new drugs to fortify the current treatment protocol, doctors see promise of a better-tailored cocktail, similar to HIV treatments, to beat back this common and often debilitating infection...

March 30, 2011 — Katherine Harmon

Human virus linked to deaths of two endangered mountain gorillas

Human illnesses are being transmitted to critically endangered mountain gorillas, putting these rare animals further at risk, new research shows.Centuries ago, mountain gorillas ( Gorilla beringei beringei ) lived in relative isolation and were rarely seen by people...

March 29, 2011 — John Platt
Cancer Metastasizes Globally: Additional Resources

Cancer Metastasizes Globally: Additional Resources

Once thought to be endemic mostly to richer nations with their longer life expectancies, malignancies now confront denizens of lower and middle-income nations. A new global effort now focuses on the issue...

March 21, 2011 — Gary Stix
Not Just an Illness of the Rich: Tackling Cancer Globally

Not Just an Illness of the Rich: Tackling Cancer Globally

Recent global health campaigns have focused on HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. Tackling the growing threat from cancer, says medical anthropologist Paul Farmer, could improve health care more broadly...

March 21, 2011 — Mary Carmichael
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