Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Start-up launches India's first COVID home test kit

Indian start-up Mylab Discovery Solutions hopes that its inexpensive COVID-19 home test kit—the country's first—will help the massive South Asian nation better track the pandemic's spread among its 1.3-billion people.

Vaccination

Russian virus vaccine to cost less than $10 per dose abroad

Russia released new results Tuesday claiming its experimental COVID-19 vaccine was highly effective, and promised it would cost less on international markets than vaccines by some of its Western competitors.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'This is not a drill': WHO urges world to take virus more seriously

World health officials have warned that countries are not taking the coronavirus crisis seriously enough, as outbreaks surged across Europe and in the United States where medical workers sounded warnings over a "disturbing" ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Travel is safe despite virus, US industry chiefs say

Travel in the United States is safe and the economic hit from the coronavirus will be minimal, industry chiefs said Wednesday, even as cases of the virus multiply in the country.

Health

Global alcohol marketing treaty could reduce drinking harm

A Massey University researcher is calling for an international convention to control alcohol marketing similar to the one that has been used to help reduce tobacco harm worldwide. As the global alcohol industry relies on ...

Health

Big Tobacco goes after the young in developing markets

A number of revelations have surfaced recently about the activities of Big Tobacco companies in markets across the developing world. One investigation by Reuters revealed how Philip Morris International has been targeting ...

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