Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Samoa shuts down in unprecedented battle against measles crisis

Samoa entered a two-day lockdown Thursday to carry out an unprecedented mass vaccination drive aimed at containing a devastating measles epidemic that has killed dozens of children in the Pacific island nation.

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Drug cost legislation gets a push from White House

The White House is ramping up its push to get a bill through Congress that curbs prescription drug costs, feeling a new urgency as the impeachment investigation advances amid the 2020 election campaign.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pakistan becomes first country to launch new typhoid vaccine

Pakistan has become the first country in the world to introduce a new typhoid vaccine, officials said Friday, as the country grapples with an ongoing outbreak of a drug-resistant strain of the potentially fatal disease.

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Dodgy patient treatment: It's not us, it's them, say the experts

Patients might not be getting the best advice about which treatments do or don't work, according to our study published today. We found professional societies are more likely to call out other health professionals for providing ...

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