Europeans are the world’s biggest smokers and drinkers, according to a World Health Organization report that says higher prices on cigarettes and alcohol in the region may help curb the death and disease they cause.
Chan Sung-ming says the coughs and sneezes echoing through the plywood walls of his windowless, 60- square foot Hong Kong apartment get him thinking: is there a bug going around and could it be deadly?
A type of intravenous solution made by Fresenius SE and B. Braun Holding GmbH that’s used to treat shock has a 10 percent higher risk of death than another treatment, an analysis by U.K. researchers found.
U.K. biotechnology start-up Oxitec Ltd. wants to start U.S. tests of a new weapon in the war on dengue fever: genetically modifying mosquitoes that carry the disease so that their progeny self-destruct.
GlaxoSmithKline Plc’s experimental malaria vaccine safely reduced illness in African infants by more than half, a finding that’s a step toward its eventual use in preventing the deaths of as many as 800,000 children a year.
A meningitis vaccine developed by billionaire Cyrus Poonawalla’s Serum Institute of India Ltd. remains effective at high temperatures, allowing it to be used in locations that lack refrigeration, researchers said.
The financial catastrophe in Greece is damaging public health and wellbeing, according to six medical academics including Alexander Kentikelenis and David Stuckler of Cambridge University and Martin McKee of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.