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Re-Analysis Of Global Deworming Study Shows Strategy Has Little Benefit

The Guardian: New research debunks merits of global deworming programs “Deworming children, once ranked by Nobel laureates as the fourth most effective intervention to solve the health problems of the whole world, offers very little benefit despite the millions of dollars spent on it, according to a re-analysis of evidence.…

Global Health Experts Propose Creation Of $2B Vaccine Development Fund

Reuters: Health specialists call for $2 billion global fund for vaccines “Global health experts called on Wednesday for the creation of a $2 billion vaccine development fund to feed a pipeline of potential new shots against priority killer diseases like Ebola, MERS, and the West Nile virus. The fund would…

HIV/AIDS Study Findings Presented At IAS 2015 Provide Hope For Cure Research

Agence France-Presse: Hunt for HIV cure bolstered by new research “A cure for HIV remains elusive, but scientists say the hunt is more hopeful than ever, based on the prospects of new research described at the International AIDS Society conference this week…” (Jones, 7/21). PBS NewsHour: How early treatment has…

‘Science Speaks’ Reports On Presentations Made At IAS 2015 Conference

Christine Lubinski, executive director of the Center for Global Health Policy, and Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” continue their reporting from the IAS 2015 conference taking place this week in Vancouver, Canada. Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: IAS 2015: Confronting community realities together will…

WHO Revising HIV Treatment Recommendations To Include All With Disease; Studies Show Early Treatment Can Lower Risk Of Death, AIDS-Related Events

aidsmap: World Health Organization to recommend HIV treatment for all “The World Health Organization will issue new HIV treatment guidelines later this year recommending treatment for all, regardless of CD4 cell count, Dr. Meg Doherty of the WHO Department of HIV/AIDS told a satellite meeting ahead of the 8th International…

‘Science Speaks’ Reports On HIV, TB Clinical Trial Findings Presented At IAS 2015 Conference

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: IAS 2015: While “game-changing,” START trial draws “line in the sand” and sets “time a’ ticking” to stop preventable illnesses and death, calls for action are accompanied by questions of impact of inequities, obstacles Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,”…