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Viamet Pharmaceuticals announced on Thursday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) designation to VT-1598, a novel candidate for the oral...

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced the publication of detailed results from a randomized phase III study (ZOE-70) of its investigational shingles vaccine, showing 90% efficacy in adults aged 70 years and...

The World Health Organization (WHO) has today concluded its mission to Saudi Arabia to support the Ministry of Health in ensuring a safe pilgrimage season (Hajj). So far there has been no major health...

A distantly related cousin to the bacterium that causes Lyme disease is the focus of a new multi-university research study funded by the National Institutes of Health Institute of Allergy and Infectious...

For the first time, abnormal brain development following a Zika infection during pregnancy has been documented experimentally in the offspring of a non-human primate. The researchers’ observations...

In a bipartisan letter to the National Institutes of Health, members of Congress are calling on NIH Director Francis Collins to strengthen biomedical research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue...

Outbreaks of stomach flu or noroviral gastroenteritis can easily occur in crowded quarters like cruise ships, army barracks and schools, but a recent patent may lead to antiviral drugs to help travelers,...

Paraguay becomes the sixth country in the world to approve the dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia, as a key new tool to address dengue burden, which continues to increase in the Southern Cone region of South America,...

Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for Apple Coffee Cakes due to the possible presence of small metal shavings. The Apple Coffee Cakes were sold at Publix bakery departments in Georgia,...

Hookworm affects approximately 500 million people worldwide, yet its global economic and health impact is not well understood. A study published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases suggests that the health...