It has been called the world's oldest recorded disease, an evil that humans have known for more than 3,500 years, as papyri from ancient Egypt testify.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The India Supreme Court's rejection of a patent for an improved version of a costly cancer drug by Novartis AG could have big implications for the world's largest drugmakers. ...
Medications Apr 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Clinical trials for bacterial meningitis treatments are not keeping pace with the rise of resistance
New vaccines and drug treatments are urgently needed for bacterial meningitis, a devastating disease which kills or maims around a fifth of people who contract it, according to medical experts writing in a new Series on bacterial ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 1 |
In high income countries brain cooling is standard treatment for neonatal encephalopathy - unexpected, devastating brain injury due to low oxygen and blood in the baby's brain at birth. This therapy reduces mortality and ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Feeling good about spending money on someone else rather than for personal benefit may be a universal response among people in both impoverished countries and rich nations, according to new research published by the American ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- Efforts by India and the European Union to strengthen trade are threatening India's ability to deliver lifesaving medicines to the world's poorest, analysts say as the two sides push through protracted ...
Medications Feb 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
If the human race keeps growing fatter at American rates, the Earth may face a rise in food demand equal to that of nearly a billion extra people, British researchers warned on Monday.
Health Jun 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
The first clinical trial of a new vaccine for visceral leishmaniasis (VL) has been launched by the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI), a Seattle-based nonprofit that develops products to prevent, detect, and treat ...
Medications Feb 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
The burden of epilepsy in poorer parts of the world could be readily alleviated by reducing the preventable causes and improving access to treatment, according to a review article published today in the Lancet.
Neuroscience Sep 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
An estimated 3.5 million cancer patients around the globe are in severe pain from their disease, but many get no relief.
Medical research May 25, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
About 200 million people around the world use illicit drugs, according to a study published on Friday in The Lancet.
Health Jan 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Technology that turns low-cost mobile phones into sophisticated stethoscopes could save thousands of lives in poor countries.
Cardiology Sep 16, 2011 | not rated yet | 1 |
Pneumonia and diarrhea are among the top causes of childhood deaths around the world, particularly among the poor, said a report out Friday by the UN Children's Fund.
Health Jun 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
In a breakthrough for the fight against meningitis in poor countries, researchers say the WHO has ruled that a key vaccine can be transported or stored for up to four days without refrigeration.
Medications Nov 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Measures of uncertainty should be taken into account when estimating progress towards Millennium Development Goal 4 (to reduce the mortality rate of children under 5 years by two thirds from the 1990 level by 2015) in order ...
Health Dec 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0