Addiction

Older adults in wealthier countries drink more alcohol

A new global study finds older people in wealthy countries consume more alcohol than their counterparts in middle-income countries, on average, although a higher cost of alcohol is associated with less frequent drinking. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chinese drugmaker setting up vaccine production lines

A state-owned Chinese drugmaker is setting up production lines to supply 1 billion doses of two possible coronavirus vaccines that are being tested on 50,000 people in 10 countries, the company chairman said Tuesday.

Cardiology

Pulmonary hypertension: Why creating awareness is key in Africa

Pulmonary hypertension is elevated blood pressure that occurs exclusively in the lungs. It is a deadly condition that affects an estimated 75 million people worldwide. Around 80% of them live in low- and middle-income countries. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 could activate latent tuberculosis

For most people in the United States, the only awareness of tuberculosis (TB) may be the skin patch test required to work or volunteer in schools or health care facilities. But that could change during the pandemic.

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 ...

Medical economics

Income security important in times of ill health

While most countries have national policies in place, effective coverage is very low and often exclude those who have the greatest need. There are often several prominent barriers, especially for those outside the formal ...

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