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W.H.O. chooses three African countries to test first malaria vaccine

W.H.O. chooses three African countries to test first malaria vaccine

The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) announced on Monday that three African countries, viz. Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi, have been chosen for testing the world’s first malaria vaccine.

The three African nations will kick off piloting the injectable malaria vaccine sometime in 2018 with hundreds of thousands of young kids, who are particularly at risk due to the mosquito-borne deadly disease.

Researchers find brain ‘wonder-drugs’

Researchers find brain ‘wonder-drugs’

A few years back, a team of British researchers successfully stopped dying of brain cells in an animal. But the compound used in that promising research was not suitable for people because it caused damage organs.

However, researchers have now found a couple of drugs that can provide the same protection to the brain without causing any significant harm. Moreover, the two safe compounds are said to be already in use by people.

$11.2 Million Grant for Checking Link Between Obesity and Cancer: University of Kentucky

$11.2 Million Grant for Checking Link Between Obesity and Cancer: University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky has received $11.2 million grant in order to study link between cancer and obesity from the National Institutes of Health. Obesity levels have been rising all over the world and obesity has been linked to many chronic health issues. The Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant will fund research on the issue for next five years, the University report informed.

Diabetes on the increase among young Americans

Diabetes on the increase among young Americans

An increasing number of American children are being fallen victims to the devastating chronic condition of diabetes, a fresh report has revealed.

The first of its kind study revealed that at least 29.1 million people in the United States are living with either diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes. Nearly 208,000 of those who have been diagnosed with the condition are younger than 20 years.

Maryland mother shares last moments of little son’s battle with cancer

Maryland mother shares last moments of little son’s battle with cancer

Ruth Scully of Leonardtown, Maryland, who lost her 4-year-old son to a rare soft tissue cancer, has shared and described the final moments of the little boy’s battle with disease.

Scully lost her son Nolan on 4th of February. The little boy was suffering from the very rare deadly soft tissue cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma.

GSK recalls nearly 600,000 albuterol inhalers

GSK recalls nearly 600,000 albuterol inhalers

British pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has announced a voluntary recall for more than 590,000 albuterol inhalers because of a potential issue with their delivery system.

Juan Carlos Molina, a spokesperson for GSK, told reporters that three lots of Ventolin HFA 200D inhalers, with lot numbers 6ZP0003, 6ZP9944 and 6ZP9848, were being recalled due the potential risk.

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