The agency was responsible for running the government’s massive new health insurance scheme and is now being called an “authority” in an effort to enhance the autonomy of the body. The cabinet has approved the “restructuring” of the National Health Agency as the National Health Authority, and has dissolved the former. This new change comes after 100 days of the scheme being operational.
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A global coalition set up to fight disease epidemics is investing up to $ 8.4 million to develop a synthetic vaccine system that could be used to fight multiple pathogens such as Ebola, Marburg and Rabies.
There are important lessons to be learned from the successes and failures of the AIDS response that could inform our response to the epidemic opioid, according to a paper by researchers at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
Decades of HIV research have demonstrated that the existence of an effective biomedical treatment is rarely, in and of itself, sufficient to combat an epidemic, suggesting that both a social as well as a biomedical response to the opioid crisis are necessary in order to be effective . The paper is published in the New England Journal of Medicine .
ERADA Technology Alliance Ltd (ERADA), pioneers of innovative, rapid diagnostic solutions for early detection of infectious diseases, have announced the imminent launch of a world first diagnostic saliva test for malaria.
The criteria physicians use to diagnose asthma are not uniform and often do not follow official guidelines, according to study results published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. These results mirror previous findings.
The U.S. Olympic community prioritized "medals and money" over the safety of its athletes, creating a culture that contributed to widespread instances of sexual abuse, according to a congressional report released.
In a critical first step in the process of eventually issuing a recommendation statement, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is reviewing evidence on ways to prevent prescription opioid abuse and opioid use disorder (OUD), the organization has announced.
Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators have shown that the obesity increases the level of "zombie" or senescent cells in the brain, and that those cells, in turn, are linked to anxiety. When senolytic drugs are used to clear those cells, the anxious behaviors in the mice dissipate. These findings appear in Cell Metabolism .
Adults hospitalized for pneumonia who received influenza vaccination during their stay were less likely to seroconvert if they had diabetes, bacterial detection, baseline seropositive titers for influenza B, or influenza vaccination in the previous season, according to study results published in the journal Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses .
Psychiatric disorders share common alterations of functional connectivity between three core brain networks involved in cognition, according to a meta-analysis published in Biological Psychiatry . The network alterations were localized in brain regions underlying general cognitive performance. The study suggests that the alterations in these networks contribute to the cognitive dysfunction present in multiple psychiatric disorders.
Researchers have discovered that the ability to use sugar as food varies strongly related closely related to fruit fly species. They have also identified the genetic basis of this variation. In the future, it will be interesting to explore whether human populations with different dietary histories may respond differently to modern diets rich in sugars.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent a warning letter to Genetech, Inc. in San Diego, California, over marketing "dangerous" unapproved stem-cell products and for "significant" deviations from current good tissue practice (CGTP) and current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) requirements. Some signs may have led to microbial contamination , causing serious blood infections in some patients, the FDA announced in a news release.