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World Cancer Day: Compulsory licensing of key drugs only way for India to fight this grave threat

Feb 04, 2016

World Cancer Day: Compulsory licensing of key drugs only way for India to fight this grave threat

About four years ago, cancer usually meant a slow death, coupled with a vain fight, for the common man. It was largely because of the exorbitant costs of medicines. #Health #InMyOpinion #Cancer #intellectual property rights #Bayer #Sorafenib #Nexavar #Compulsory Licensing #National List of Essential Medicines #oncologists #Indian Patents Act
Brazil urges Latin America to coordinate fight against Zika | Reuters

Feb 04, 2016

Brazil urges Latin America to coordinate fight against Zika | Reuters

MONTEVIDEO Brazil's health minister on Wednesday urged Latin American countries to work together in the fight against the Zika virus and said U.S. #United States #Business #Medicine #science #opinion
MCD strike leaves Delhi govt hospitals overburdened and crippled

Feb 03, 2016

MCD strike leaves Delhi govt hospitals overburdened and crippled

The strike of municipal corporation employees in Delhi over salaries has left health services in the civic body-run hospitals crippled. #India #Medicine #Delhi #NewsTracker #Health #Arvind Kejriwal #Hospitals #doctors #AAP #Delhi CM #Municipal corporation #MCD Strike
Infertility medicine issue: Probe report 'not in favour' of Baba Ramdev

Jan 31, 2016

Infertility medicine issue: Probe report 'not in favour' of Baba Ramdev

The inquiry committee, set up by Uttarakhand government to examine the controversial infertility medicine produced by Ramdev's pharmacy, has submitted its report which is "not in favour" of the yoga guru. #Baba Ramdev #NewsTracker #Uttarakhand #Putrajeevak Beej #Infertility medicine
Fear, doubts obstruct efforts to contain Ebola in Sierra Leone | Reuters

Jan 21, 2016

Fear, doubts obstruct efforts to contain Ebola in Sierra Leone | Reuters

FREETOWN Community fear and suspicion in Sierra Leone are obstructing officials' attempts to stop the spread of Ebola, health reports showed on Wednesday, after the West African nation reported its first cases of the deadly virus in months. #Medicine #science #Health #markets #Entertainment #author #events
Sierra Leone confirms new Ebola case, second in less than a week | Reuters

Jan 21, 2016

Sierra Leone confirms new Ebola case, second in less than a week | Reuters

FREETOWN Sierra Leone confirmed a new case of Ebola on Wednesday, its second in less than a week, marking a further setback in efforts to end a two-year West African epidemic that has killed more than 11,300 people. Health ministry spokesman Sidi Yahyah Tunis described the new patient as a 38-year-old woman, a relative who had helped care for the earlier victim Mariatu Jalloh. #India #Business #Medicine #markets #events #Diseases
Latin America's biggest medical cannabis farm sprouts in Chile | Reuters

Jan 20, 2016

Latin America's biggest medical cannabis farm sprouts in Chile | Reuters

SANTIAGO Latin America's largest medicinal marijuana farm was formally inaugurated on Tuesday, marking another step in the region's growing acceptance of therapeutic uses for the formerly illegal plant. #United States #India #Medicine #markets #Chile #United Kingdom #author
More than 100 people quarantined after Sierra Leone Ebola death | Reuters

Jan 17, 2016

More than 100 people quarantined after Sierra Leone Ebola death | Reuters

FREETOWN More than 100 people have been quarantined in Sierra Leone after coming in contact with a woman who died of Ebola last week, highlighting the potential for the disease to spread, just as the deadliest outbreak on record appeared to be over. The World Health Organization (WHO) last week declared that "all known chains of transmission have been stopped in West Africa" after Liberia joined Sierra Leone and Guinea in going six weeks with no reported new cases of Ebola. #Medicine #France #Health #Africa #United Kingdom
U.S. issues travel alert over Zika virus in Latin America, Caribbean | Reuters

Jan 16, 2016

U.S. issues travel alert over Zika virus in Latin America, Caribbean | Reuters

U.S. health officials on Friday issued a travel warning for 14 countries and territories in the Caribbean and Latin America where infection with Zika, a mosquito-borne virus, is a risk. The U.S. #United States #Medicine #science #Venezuela #author
New aid convoy enters besieged Syrian town of Madaya

Jan 14, 2016

New aid convoy enters besieged Syrian town of Madaya

A convoy carrying desperately needed food and medicine entered the hunger-stricken Syrian town of Madaya on Thursday. #food #Medicine #Syria #NewsTracker #UN #Syrian town #Madaya #UN convoy