Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UN agrees global plan to battle TB ahead of first-ever summit

UN member-states on Friday agreed on a global plan to step up the fight against tuberculosis, the world's number one killer among infectious diseases, settling a row with the United States over access to cheap drugs.

Health

Equitable access to high-cost pharmaceuticals

Access to the best medicine has been enshrined as a human right. But many healthcare systems are already spending half of their budgets on drugs, while ageing populations in countries such as the UK are creating increased ...

Medications

Ivory Coast breaks up huge fake drugs market

Ivory Coast authorities deployed dozens of police Wednesday to break up a fake drugs market in Abidjan estimated to supply nearly a third of all treatments sold in the country.

Surgery

Modular component assembly feasible for ear reconstruction

(HealthDay)—One porcine rib can be used to create an aesthetic and durable framework for external ear repair using a modular component assembly (MCA) approach, according to a study published online Dec. 30 in JAMA Facial ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO yet to take Canada's experimental Ebola vaccine

Doses of a prototype Ebola vaccine developed by Canada remain in the country even though they were offered to the World Health Organization nearly two months ago, the health minister said Thursday.

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