Treatment Could Provide Relief for Leukemia Patients

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At least 40% of leukemia patients seen at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, experience pneumonia in their initial treatments. Scott Evans, M.D., assistant professor in Pulmonary Medicine, Evans and his colleagues have identified a combination of two small molecules that stimulate the lungs to become resistant to infection. They're goal is to use this combination to prevent pneumonia in patients with acute leukemia. Evans describes the research that's being done. http://bit.ly/iMGN4b

Saving Young Lives in Zambia

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Anti-malarial drugs are being used inappropriately for sick children in Zambia -- a problem that can be addressed by arming community health workers with a simple rapid-diagnostic test and a supply of antibiotics, a study led by researchers at Boston University School of Public Health has found. Listen to Kojo Yeboah-Antwi, assistant professor of international health at BUSPH, and David Hamer, professor of international health at BUSPH, discuss the study. Learn more at...