Tag Archives: Global

WHO declares global health emergency over coronavirus spread

The World Health Organization today declared the coronavirus a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today confirmed its first case of the spread of the coronavirus by person-to-person contact, bringing the total number of cases in this country to six. In all of the other… Read More »

Global Blood’s sickle cell drug wins FDA approval, joining Novartis’ Adakveo

Dive Brief: The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved Global Blood Therapeutics’ sickle cell drug voxelotor, completing a rapid review that took the regulator about 90 days. The accelerated OK is conditional on the biotech completing a study to confirm the rise in hemoglobin measured in trials so far yields clinical benefit. Global Blood… Read More »

A global database of women scientists is diversifying the face of science

Underrepresentation of women scientists in the public sphere perpetuates the stereotype of the white male scientist and fails both to reflect the true diversity of people practicing science today and to encourage more diversity. In a new article publishing April 23 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology, Dr. Elizabeth McCullagh and colleagues from the grassroots… Read More »

Why The Next Evolution Of Global Health Care Will Be Blockchain-Based – Forbes

Blockchain technology can improve how researchers access medical data.Pixabay. This distributed ledger technology can improve security, efficiency, and the coordination of health care systems as an answer to aging legacy infrastructures. Health care systems are cornerstones of all modern societies since they provide vital services. As they grow, however, many become less efficient and secure,… Read More »

Global Health: Marburg Virus, Related to Ebola, Is Found in Bats in West Africa

The Marburg virus, a deadly cousin of Ebola, has been isolated in fruit bats in Sierra Leone, marking the first time it has been found in West Africa. Five bats caught in three health districts tested positive for the virus, according to two teams of scientists. One was led by the Centers for Disease Control… Read More »

Unsafe medical devices allowed into global markets harm patients, investigation reveals

A global investigation has found that unsafe medical devices have caused 1.7 million injuries globally and almost 83,000 deaths in the last 12 years. According to The Implant Files, a year-long investigation of the manufacturers of devices by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), unsafe medical devices have been allowed into global markets as… Read More »