Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Egypt tries plasma treatment to fight pandemic

Mohamed Fathi, an Egyptian man who has recovered from COVID-19, winced as he watched tubes running down his arm to donate blood plasma, but insisted: "if I can help just one person, that's a very good thing".

Health

How EU safety legislation has affected UK vapers

Vapers have been largely reassured by recent EU safety regulations, but some have been pushed to the black market for stronger hits—according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus outbreak fuels China black market for supplies

China's coronavirus crisis has sparked a thriving black market in fake medical supplies, forcing a crackdown from authorities who have seized 31 million counterfeit or substandard face masks.

Health

'No doubt' e-cigarettes harmful: WHO

Electronic cigarettes are harmful both to users and bystanders exposed to the fumes, the World Health Organization says in a report warning they can damage growing foetuses and impact teenagers' brains.

Health

Canada to ban vaping ads aimed at youth

Concerned by a sudden rise in youth vaping, Canada's health minister on Thursday announced a ban on advertising for vaping products targeting young people.

Diabetes

Why people buy, trade, donate medications on the black market

Altruism and a lack of access and affordability are three reasons why people with chronic illnesses are turning to the "black market" for medicines and supplies, new research shows. Scientists at University of Utah Health ...

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