Medicine

Venezuelans suffer as malaria outbreak spreads in drug-short nation

Venezuelans suffer as malaria outbreak spreads in drug-short nation

Published 24/11/2017

People gather outside a health center as they wait to get treatment for malaria, in San Felix, Venezuela November 3, 2017. REUTERS/William UrdanetaCIUDAD GUAYANA, Venezuela [more…]

Surrogacy: Child Trafficking or Patronage?

Surrogacy: Child Trafficking or Patronage?

Published 24/11/2017

 

The list of countries where surrogacy is legal is expanding every year. In 2015, main destinations for commercial surrogacy, such as India, Nepal, Thailand and Mexico, banned this practice for foreigners. However, global demand for surrogacy is not decreasing.  [more…]

Avatars can help schizophrenia patients control threatening voices

Avatars can help schizophrenia patients control threatening voices

Published 23/11/2017

LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - - An experimental therapy for people with schizophrenia that brings them face to face with a computer avatar representing the [more…]

Three coffees a day linked to more health than harm: study

Three coffees a day linked to more health than harm: study

Published 23/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: A Cappuccino stands on a table at a branch of Costa coffee in Manchester, Britain, March 18, 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File PhotoLONDON (Reuters) - [more…]

Bayer pharmaceuticals head says there’s no pipeline problem

Bayer pharmaceuticals head says there’s no pipeline problem

Published 23/11/2017

LEVERKUSEN, Germany (Reuters) - Bayer is seeking to defend its pharmaceuticals business that will be diluted in importance by the takeover of Monsanto and faces [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…]