Medicine News about medicine and global health covering access, antibiotic resistance, drug development, vaccinations, r&d, clinical trials, drugs and more. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 09:00:30 GMT en Mobile app identifies approved medicines, drugstores A new mobile phone application is helping Kenyans identify approved medicines and drugstores. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 09:00:30 GMT Vaccine cuts child pneumonia cases by a quarter New cases of the disease in one Kenyan county are down by 27 per cent following immunisation programme, study shows. Wed, 13 Mar 2019 11:46:31 GMT Mass drug administration against malaria seen effective Researchers reduce falciparum malaria prevalence with mass administration of a drug combination. Tue, 05 Mar 2019 15:58:54 GMT Philippines battles spike in measles cases Philippine authorities blame the deadly surge on a dengue controversy that lowered public trust in immunisation. Thu, 28 Feb 2019 08:30:00 GMT Critical birth drug mired in Nigeria The birth drug tranexamic acid could save thousands of lives in Nigeria. But price inflation means few can afford it. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT India battles snakebite scourge India accounts for half of the estimated 100,000 deaths from snakebites that occur globally each year. Wed, 19 Dec 2018 00:30:00 GMT Hi-tech antidotes for snakebite Nanoparticles, enzyme inhibitors and monoclonal antibodies are the future of snakebite treatment. Wed, 19 Dec 2018 00:20:00 GMT Poverty amplifies Africa’s snakebite problem African antivenom markets are not profitable, leaving many of its poorest regions without access to treatment. Wed, 19 Dec 2018 00:06:00 GMT Snakebite envenoming: facts and figures Snakebite envenoming is a hidden health crisis. SciDev.Net examines responsible factors. Wed, 19 Dec 2018 00:05:00 GMT Q&A: ‘There is a silent rejection’ of large health interventions Health solutions co-designed with communities are proving more effective, says Vishwajeet Kumar . Mon, 26 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Antibiotics resistance breaks global boundaries Antibiotics resistance among some bacteria—including E.coli, salmonella and gonorrhoea—is pushing planetary safe zones, a study has found. Tue, 20 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Q&A: “It doesn’t matter what comes my way.” Female scientists need to focus on what needs to be done and do it, says Simone Badal, a chemist working in Jamaica. Wed, 31 Oct 2018 13:17:52 GMT 5-year-plan to bring HIV vaccine to market A global strategy aims to tackle legal problems and red tape that could hamper the roll-out of a HIV vaccine Tue, 30 Oct 2018 15:00:00 GMT Zambia trial cuts severe malaria deaths by 96 per cent Child deaths plummet in year-long intervention with suppository form of artesunate. Thu, 30 Aug 2018 14:24:09 GMT Rotavirus vaccine cuts diarrhoeal deaths by a third Large study in rural Malawi adds to evidence of child mortality gains if more countries roll out the vaccine. Fri, 24 Aug 2018 13:03:40 GMT Cheap drugs not enough to fight hepatitis C in Asia Stigma surrounding the disease and poor health services are significant barriers in parts of South-East Asia.. Tue, 31 Jul 2018 11:14:00 GMT DRC first to approve widespread use of Ebola drugs The five treatments include two used in Guinea to save the only baby known to have survived the deadly disease. Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:00:00 GMT China, India lead rise in global antibiotic consumption Rising incomes are massively increasing demand for antibiotics. Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:52:00 GMT Reports of new HIV strain in the Philippines rejected UN agencies respond to media reports of a new drug-resistant HIV strain in the Philippines. Fri, 06 Apr 2018 23:33:00 GMT One-dose cholera vaccine gives 90 per cent protection Zambia study shows single-dose vaccine offers protection in settings with no recent history of an outbreak. Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:33:51 GMT