HIV & AIDS

Scientists seek end to 'unscientific' HIV laws

AIDS experts called Wednesday for an end to laws that can see HIV-positive people jailed for exposing others to the virus, saying the approach was "unscientific" and worsening the killer epidemic.

Health

Big Tobacco must be 'held accountable': Michael Bloomberg

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who made his fortune selling financial data, has given more than a billion dollars since 2007 to curb global tobacco use, which claims nearly seven million lives every year.

Medications

FDA seizes counterfeit drugs, devices sold online

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with international partners, moved this week against more than 1,050 websites that sell potentially dangerous counterfeit medicines and medical devices, the agency ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ivorian refugees stopped from returning home over Ebola fears

Around 400 Ivorian refugees who fled to Liberia during their country's 2010-2011 post-election violence have been prevented from returning home due to fears over the spread of the Ebola virus, a UN official said Monday.

Health

House OKs 40th effort to repeal health law (Update)

Republicans have pushed legislation through the House preventing the Internal Revenue Service from implementing any part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. It's the 40th time the chamber has voted to repeal ...

Other

Hearings to start in Uruguay anti-smoking suit

Uruguay faces its first hearings in the French capital this week in a lawsuit filed by US tobacco giant Philip Morris International against its anti-smoking laws, an official said Monday.

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