Health

Using price to avoid vaccine shortages

No one worries about vaccine supply—until there's a shortage. New research from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business studied the market tensions that can keep manufacturers out of the business and the price points ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Meningitis epidemic kills more than 250 in Niger

A meningitis epidemic in poverty-stricken Niger has claimed 252 lives since January, a health official said Monday, warning the country was short of vaccines to fight the outbreak.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New moms and obese people risk complications from influenza

Although up to 500,000 people world-wide die of severe influenza each year, there has been no clear evidence about who is susceptible for influenza complications and it may not be who people think, says a study from McMaster ...