Medications

The opioid crisis: What we should learn from the AIDS epidemic

There are important lessons to be learned from the successes and failures of the AIDS response that could inform our response to the opioid epidemic, according to a new paper by researchers at the Columbia University Mailman ...

Health

First user-fitted hearing aid approved

(HealthDay)—The first hearing aid that doesn't require the assistance of an audiologist or other health care provider has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cholera kills 13 in Niger: UN

An outbreak of cholera has killed 13 people in Niger's southern Maradi region, which is home to the country's economic capital, officials and the UN said on Saturday.

HIV & AIDS

HIV infects one teenaged girl every 3 minutes: UN

Every three minutes, a girl between the ages of 15 and 19 is infected with the virus that causes AIDS, said a UN report Wednesday that warned of a "crisis" fuelled by gender inequality.

HIV & AIDS

High risk of 'losing control' of AIDS epidemic: experts

The AIDS epidemic risks resurging and spiralling out of control unless billions of extra dollars are pumped into prevention and treatment, experts warned Sunday on the eve of a major world conference.

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