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Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Malaria could be wiped out by 2040, despite the lack of an effective vaccine, previous failed attempts to eradicate the disease and drug resistance problems, the United Nations and Microsoft founder Bill Gates said in a report released on Monday.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Test finds which cancer patients can skip chemo
Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy without hurting their odds of beating the disease -- good news from a major study that shows the value of a gene-activity test to gauge each patient's risk.
Sunday, September 27, 2015
An investment of US$97-184 billion could make life-saving radiotherapy accessible to most people who need it by 2035 and save millions of lives, research showed Saturday.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Novartis plans to sell medications for heart disease, diabetes and other non-infectious diseases for just US$1 per month's supply in poor countries.
A 13-year-old birth control implant came under new scrutiny Thursday as U.S. health experts discussed a host of problems reported by women implanted with the metallic device, including chronic pain, bleeding and fatigue.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
"Alarming" rates of smoking, alcohol consumption and obesity in Europe could set back progress in reducing premature mortality, the World Health Organization said Wednesday in a report on the region's health.
Most Americans will experience at least one wrong or delayed diagnosis at some point in their lives, a blind spot in modern medicine that can have devastating consequences, says a new U.S. report that calls for urgent changes across health care.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Former peanut exec gets 28 years in prison for outbreak
A former peanut company executive was sentenced Monday to 28 years in prison for his role in a deadly salmonella outbreak, the stiffest punishment ever handed out to a producer in a foodborne illness case.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Bungling by WHO hurt Ebola response: AP
The chlorine was expired. The protective gear was missing. And the red tape was so thick that responders fighting last year's Ebola outbreak had trouble getting approval for boots and buckets.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
The experimental Ebola drug ZMapp has been granted fast-track status by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which could speed its arrival on the market, the drugmaker said Thursday.
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