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.

HIV & AIDS

'Dangerous complacency' looms over world AIDS meeting

Thousands of experts and activists descend on Amsterdam Monday to bolster the battle against AIDS amid warnings that "dangerous complacency" may cause a resurgence of the epidemic that has already killed 35 million people.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antibiotic promise in superbug war

An entirely new class of antibiotics has been shown to be effective against 100 different samples of Clostridium difficile, often the cause of drug-resistant infections picked up by patients while in hospital.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Americans overwhelmingly see gun violence as a public health issue

Americans are more united than divided when it comes to guns – they see gun safety as an issue and they want to see actions to prevent gun violence. The majority of Americans (87 percent) see gun violence as a public health ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Diseases from ticks, fleas, mosquitoes soar in US

Diseases from mosquitoes, ticks and flea bites tripled in the United States from 2004 to 2016, and officials said Tuesday rising temperatures and an increasingly connected global society are to blame.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Many European countries are not ready to stop viral hepatitis

Many European countries lack a comprehensive policy to eliminate viral hepatitis as a major public health threat, according to a patient group-based survey implemented in 25 countries. The Hep-CORE study was coordinated by ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC: Drug-resistant 'nightmare bacteria' pose growing threat

"Nightmare bacteria" with unusual resistance to antibiotics of last resort were found more than 200 times in the United States last year in a first-of-a-kind hunt to see how much of a threat these rare cases are becoming, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Icelandic program seeks to eliminate HCV

A new Journal of Internal Medicine study describes an innovative program to eliminate hepatitis C virus (HCV) as a public health threat in Iceland.

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