Medicine https://scidev.net/global/health/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 https://scidev.net/global/icts/news/mobile-app-identifies-approved-medicines-drugstores-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/medicine/medicine_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/icts/news/mobile-app-identifies-approved-medicines-drugstores-1x.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/medicine/news/vaccine-cuts-child-pneumonia-cases-by-a-quarter-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/medicine/medicine_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/medicine/news/vaccine-cuts-child-pneumonia-cases-by-a-quarter-1x.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/mass-drug-administration-against-malaria-is-effective.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/medicine/medicine_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/mass-drug-administration-against-malaria-is-effective.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/disease/news/philippines-battles-spike-in-measles-cases-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/medicine/medicine_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/disease/news/philippines-battles-spike-in-measles-cases-1x.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/medicine/feature/critical-birth-drug-mired-in-nigeria.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/medicine/medicine_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/medicine/feature/critical-birth-drug-mired-in-nigeria.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/health/feature/india-battles-snakebite-scourge.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/medicine/medicine_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/feature/india-battles-snakebite-scourge.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/health/feature/tech-antidotes-for-snakebite.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/medicine/medicine_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/feature/tech-antidotes-for-snakebite.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/health/feature/poverty-amplifies-africa-s-snakebite-problem.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/medicine/medicine_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/feature/poverty-amplifies-africa-s-snakebite-problem.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/health/feature/snakebite-envenoming-facts-and-figures.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/medicine/medicine_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/feature/snakebite-envenoming-facts-and-figures.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/health/supported-content/silent-rejection-of-large-health-interventions.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/medicine/medicine_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/supported-content/silent-rejection-of-large-health-interventions.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/health/opinion/antibiotics-resistance-breaks-global-boundaries.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/medicine/medicine_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/opinion/antibiotics-resistance-breaks-global-boundaries.html 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.” https://scidev.net/global/gender/role-models/q-a-it-doesn-t-matter-what-comes-my-way.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/medicine/medicine_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/gender/role-models/q-a-it-doesn-t-matter-what-comes-my-way.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/hiv-aids/news/5-year-plan-to-bring-hiv-vaccine-to-market.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/medicine/medicine_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/hiv-aids/news/5-year-plan-to-bring-hiv-vaccine-to-market.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/health/news/zambia-trial-cuts-severe-malaria-deaths-by-96-per-cent-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/medicine/medicine_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/news/zambia-trial-cuts-severe-malaria-deaths-by-96-per-cent-1x.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/medicine/news/rotavirus-vaccine-cuts-diarrhoeal-deaths-by-a-third.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/medicine/medicine_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/medicine/news/rotavirus-vaccine-cuts-diarrhoeal-deaths-by-a-third.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/disease/news/drugs-fight-hepatitis-asia.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/medicine/medicine_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/disease/news/drugs-fight-hepatitis-asia.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/ebola/news/drc-first-to-approve-widespread-use-of-ebola-drugs.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/medicine/medicine_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/ebola/news/drc-first-to-approve-widespread-use-of-ebola-drugs.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/medicine/news/china-india-lead-rise-in-global-antibiotic-consumption-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/medicine/medicine_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/medicine/news/china-india-lead-rise-in-global-antibiotic-consumption-1x.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/hiv-aids/news/new-hiv-strain-in-the-philippines.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/medicine/medicine_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/hiv-aids/news/new-hiv-strain-in-the-philippines.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/medicine/news/one-dose-cholera-vaccine-gives-90-per-cent-protection-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/medicine/medicine_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/medicine/news/one-dose-cholera-vaccine-gives-90-per-cent-protection-1x.html 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