Facebook is taking its campaign to boost organ donations to Canada and Mexico this week, four months after its premiere.
The feature allows Facebook users to tell their friends and family that they're registered organ donors. It also directs people who aren't signed up as organ donors to the official registries where they live.
An experimental drug that helps people who have Fragile X syndrome is raising hopes of a treatment for autism.
The drug, called arbaclofen, made people with Fragile X less likely to avoid social interactions, according to a study in Science Translational Medicine. Researchers suspect it might do the same for people with autism.
Originally published on Wed September 19, 2012 5:39 pm
By Michaeleen Doucleff
Ayo Bello grabs a box of malaria medication at a pharmacy in Lagos, Nigeria. A pilot project by the Global Fund has helped private pharmacies and clinics sell top quality malaria drugs at wholesale prices in Nigeria and seven other African countries.
Credit Sunday Alamba / Associated Press
Two years ago the United Nations' Global Fund launched an experiment that aimed to reduce the cost of malaria drugs in parts of Africa where they're needed most.
The idea was to subsidize the cost of drugs, sometimes making them available even cheaper than wholesale.
Did it work? The results for the first phase of the pilot were unveiled yesterday in Washington, and they looked pretty good — at least for the short time the project has been up and running.
Bubbles of oxygen injected as a foam might someday help patients live long enough to get treatment for oxygen deprivation.
A lot of medicine's direst emergencies come down to one problem: lack of oxygen.
Cardiologist John Kheir started thinking about that when a little girl in his care, drowning from lung hemorrhages, died before she could be hooked up to a heart-lung machine that would have kept her blood oxygenated while the damage was repaired.