Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China lab leak infects thousands with bacterial disease

Thousands of people in northwest China have tested positive for a bacterial disease after a leak from a state-owned biopharmaceutical plant making animal vaccines last year.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Understanding of COVID-19 high among Chinese workers, study finds

Understanding workers' knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding COVID-19 is crucial to preventing it and controlling it. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases report that Chinese workers are highly ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antibodies needed to save lives in Africa

Scientific advances have transformed the prevention, treatment and cure of many diseases globally. However, millions of Africans continue to die, endure long periods of illnesses—and suffer negative impacts of diseases ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China locks down city on Myanmar border over coronavirus

China has locked down a city on the border with Myanmar and will launch a mass coronavirus testing programme, officials said Tuesday, after a handful of infections were detected there.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What to expect from a COVID-19 vaccine

One of the hottest topics around COVID-19 is the need for a vaccine for this new disease, which has had a huge impact on both human health and economies. The disease caught most people completely by surprise and shows no ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Two Swiss care homes hit by virus outbreaks

Ninety people have tested positive for COVID-19 and eight have died in two care homes in central Switzerland in two of the largest outbreaks seen in retirement facilities, local authorities said.

Medications

Record French fine for pharma giants over eye drug

The French competition authority (AFC) on Thursday slapped a record 444 million euro ($500 million) fine on pharma groups Novartis, Roche and Genentech over market abuses in sales of macular degeneration drugs.

Health

More chemicals can be assessed for endocrine disrupting effects

A European guidance document aimed at identifying endocrine disrupting pesticides can—with some modifications—be used to assess other chemicals' endocrine disrupting effects. This is the finding of a new study conducted ...

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