Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US superbug infections rising, but deaths are falling

Drug-resistant "superbug" infections have been called a developing nightmare that could set medicine back a century, making conquered germs once again untreatable.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

TB drug price slashed in global push to thwart killer disease

A pharmaceutical multinational on Thursday slashed the price of a key anti-tuberculosis drug boosting the battle against the world's deadliest infectious disease, as a new treatment was also set to begin extensive testing.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Study identifies potential new target for treatment of gout

Researchers at Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane and elsewhere have identified a new therapeutic target for the treatment of gout, a common type of arthritis that causes episodes of painful and stiff joints.

Health

Meat study authors have financial ties to beef industry

The authors of a recent study downplaying the health risks of red meat have financial ties with meat producers. The international group of researchers has received funding from a university program partially backed by the ...

Health

Global Fund seeks $14 bn to fight AIDS, malaria, TB

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Wednesday opened a drive to raise $14 billion to fight the global epidemics but face an uphill battle in the face of donor fatigue.

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Funding

Funding or financing is to provide capital (funds), which means money for a project, a person, a business or any other private or public institutions.

Those funds can be allocated for either short term or long term purposes. The health fund is a new way of funding private healthcare centers.

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