Medical research

Drones support remote village medical treatment

An international team of health-care investigators is piloting a new medical-delivery system that uses a "surgical strike" approach to solve pandemic problems.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Haiti cholera death toll nears 7,000: expert

Nearly 7,000 people have now died from cholera in Haiti in an epidemic which has become one of the worst of recent decades, a top health official said Friday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

EU plans vaccines as regulator sets approval deadline

European countries were on Tuesday given a clear timeframe for the start of their vaccination programmes after the bloc's medicines regulator said it would decide by December 29 whether to grant emergency approval for the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pfizer seeks EU vaccine approval as OECD sees recovery in 2021

Pharma companies Pfizer and BioNTech on Tuesday filed for European approval for their coronavirus vaccine, following in the footsteps of competitor Moderna, while the OECD predicted the world economy would bounce back to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Iran's army sets up hospital in virus-stricken capital

The Iranian military has set up a 2,000-bed hospital in an exhibition center in the capital to shore up the local health care system as it battles the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, state TV reported.

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.

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