Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

100 years after 'Spanish flu', new global pandemics feared

Ebola, zika, SARS: a century after the "Spanish flu" killed 50 million people, humanity now risks a new wave of deadly diseases, and in today's globalised world another such pandemic may be unavoidable, experts warned at ...

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$460-mn vaccine push to 'outsmart' viruses

With the world still reeling from outbreaks of deadly Ebola and baby-deforming Zika, governments and charities launched a $460-million (431 million-euro) initiative Thursday to "outsmart" infectious epidemics.

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UN hopes Haiti election will open door for cholera aid

The United Nations is struggling to get pledged aid for Haiti's cholera epidemic victims but hopes nascent political stability will inspire confidence in donors and investors.


Reports detail how to help older adults avoid financial fraud

The world's population of older adults is expected to double to 2 billion by 2050. With these unprecedented demographic changes, the potential for fraud associated with cognitive decline is becoming a pressing issue in the ...

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Drug industry to fight superbugs together with governments

Dozens of makers of medicines and diagnostic tests have joined together in an unprecedented effort to tackle "superbugs"—infections that increasingly don't respond to drugs and threaten millions of people in countries rich ...

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Charity buys Merck vaccine to thwart Ebola comeback

Charity alliance Gavi committed to buy $5 million (4.6 million euros) worth of an experimental Ebola vaccine on Wednesday from US drugmaker Merck, enough it hopes to thwart any return of the epidemic that killed thousands.


Bacteria, economics and our aging population

At the end of January, Simin Nikbin Meydani, director of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts (HNRCA) and a professor at the Friedman and Sackler schools, was an invited speaker at the World ...

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