Mosquito Population Successfully Suppressed Through Pilot Study Using Nuclear Technique
For the first time, a combination of the nuclear sterile insect technique (SIT) with the incompatible insect technique (IIT) has led to the successful suppression of mosquito populations, a promising step in the control of mosquitoes that carry dengue, the Zika virus and many other devastating diseases.... read more
Transformative shift in support for families of young children urgently needed worldwide – UNICEF
Businesses and governments urgently need to invest in families to reduce poverty and lay the foundation for children's healthy development and adults' success at work, UNICEF said in a new policy brief outlining the latest evidence and new recommendations on family-friendly policies.... read more
Chinese experts to test long-lasting HIV vaccine on humans
A group of Chinese scientists will start testing a long-lasting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) vaccine on 160 volunteers, the first time that such a vaccine has reached a second-phase human trial, the official newspaper China Daily reported on Friday.... read more
More Evidence Links Maternal Migraine to Infant Colic
Mothers, but not fathers, with migraine are significantly more likely to have an infant with colic, new research suggests.
In a large cross-sectional study, infants 4 to 8 weeks old were 70% more likely to have colic when born to mothers with migraine compared with babies born to unaffected women.... read more
New Guidance on Antipsychotic Choice
For most antipsychotics used to treat schizophrenia, many differences are relatively small, but there are marked differences in their side effects, suggests new research.
Results of a network meta-analysis of 402 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compared 32 older and newer oral antipsychotics either to each other or to placebo showed that with few exceptions,... read more
Coronary Artery Calcium Testing Predicts Death in Patients Under 50
For adults in their 30s and 40s with risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), high coronary artery calcium (CAC) scores were associated with increased risk for actual CVD and mortality, noted researchers.
Data on 22,346 individuals with a mean age of 43.5 (SD 4.5; range 30-49) in the CAC Consortium registry -- set up to capture data on patients undergoing CAC testing... read more
Serum Immune Markers May Predict Conversion from MGUS to Myeloma
Individuals with low-risk or intermediate-risk monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) may convert to high-risk MGUS and progress to multiple myeloma within 5 years, researchers reported.... read more