Medicine

Child-selling or sports?

Child-selling or sports?

Published 20/11/2017

 

The sport has long been transformed not only into competitions and prizes, but also into a business that helps large companies attract their potential customers. A well-known Ukrainian center of reproductive medicine “BioTexCom” sponsors Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champions.  [more…]

Roche announces trial successes in cancer, haemophilia

Roche announces trial successes in cancer, haemophilia

Published 20/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Swiss drugmaker Roche's logo is seen at their headquarters in Basel, Switzerland January 28, 2016. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File PhotoZURICH (Reuters) - Roche [more…]

New ARV drugs, early diagnosis key to beating AIDS epidemic: UNAIDS

New ARV drugs, early diagnosis key to beating AIDS epidemic: UNAIDS

Published 20/11/2017

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Developing new front-line antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and using technology for early diagnosis are among key steps needed to sustain momentum in [more…]

South Korea confirms H5N6 bird flu at duck farm, raises bird flu alert level

South Korea confirms H5N6 bird flu at duck farm, raises bird flu alert level

Published 19/11/2017

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Sunday said it had confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu at a duck farm in the [more…]

U.N. calls on El Salvador to stop jailing women for abortion

U.N. calls on El Salvador to stop jailing women for abortion

Published 18/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: Women participate in a demonstration to ask for decriminalization of abortion in San Salvador, El Salvador, September 28, 2017. The writing on the [more…]

Steep alcohol taxes drive Turkey’s drinkers to home-brew

Steep alcohol taxes drive Turkey’s drinkers to home-brew

Published 17/11/2017

Onder Ceyhan, a 25-year old university student, brews his own beer at his home in Ankara, Turkey, November 6, 2017. REUTERS/Umit BektasANKARA (Reuters) - Carefully [more…]

FDA approves first drug in U.S. with digital ingestion tracking

FDA approves first drug in U.S. with digital ingestion tracking

Published 14/11/2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday that it had approved Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd's Abilify MyCite, the first drug with a digital ingestion tracking system to be approved in the United States. [more…]

New blood pressure range means half of Americans have hypertension

New blood pressure range means half of Americans have hypertension

Published 14/11/2017

Tighter blood pressure guidelines from U.S. heart organizations mean millions more people need to make lifestyle changes, or start taking medication, in order to avoid cardiovascular problems. [more…]

Cost of diabetes epidemic reaches $850 billion a year

Cost of diabetes epidemic reaches $850 billion a year

Published 13/11/2017

The number of people living with diabetes has tripled since 2000, pushing the global cost of the disease to $850 billion a year, medical experts said on Tuesday. [more…]

Opioid abuse crisis takes heavy toll on U.S. veterans

Opioid abuse crisis takes heavy toll on U.S. veterans

Published 10/11/2017

Opioid drug abuse has killed more Americans than the Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam wars combined, and U.S. veterans and advocates this Veteran's Day are focusing on how to help victims of the crisis. [more…]