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In the July 14 edition of Scientific Reports (Nature), 39 researchers from 14 leading institutions in the United States, United Kingdom and France suggest novel approaches that could hasten the development...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Xiidra (lifitegrast ophthalmic solution) for the treatment of signs and symptoms of dry eye disease this week.  Xiidra is the first medication in a new class...

The current Zika epidemic in Latin America is likely to burn itself out within three years, suggests new research. The findings, from scientists at Imperial College London, also conclude that the epidemic...

First it was the elimination of polio, a monumental achievement in the once ravaged India, now the World Health Organization (WHO) presented certificates declaring elimination of yaws and maternal and...

On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) highlighted new legislation she plans to introduce – the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Act – within the Department of Health and Human...

Piracicaba’s Epidemiologic Surveillance service released new data this week which showed a 91% reduction of dengue fever cases registered in the CECAP/Eldorado district, an area of 5,000 residents,...

MRIGlobal yesterday announced that it has been awarded a $6.2 million, 5-year program from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) for the development of a vaccine for tularemia. The award continues...

Countries across West and Central Africa are on alert as the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1 continues to spread across the region, with Cameroon becoming the latest African country to detect...

Out of an abundance of caution, two flavors of Betty Crocker cake mix sold in the U.S. and one flavor sold in Canada have been added to General Mills’ previously announced flour recall from July 1, 2016....

Children who are thumb-suckers or nail-biters are less likely to develop allergic sensitivities, new research has found. And, if they have both ‘bad habits’, they are even less likely to be allergic...