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AIDS and tobacco are worldwide killers: Is bioscience doing enough to stop them?

MADISON A Wisconsin-born leader in the World Health Organization has laid down an urgent challenge for bioscience researchers: Arrest AIDS and develop an antidote to nicotine addiction, and the planet will be a safer and more productive place.

Tom Loftus, the former U.S. ambassador to Norway and the former Speaker of the Wisconsin Assembly, added a sobering global perspective to last wee......

Full article >>> ency works in more than 190 countries through the United Nations. In countries with high incidences of AIDS, there are corresponding increases in tuberculosis and deadly influenzas because they incubate in weakened immune systems. We are seeing a backsliding of public health gains in the last several years, Loftus said.

Tobacco is another pervasive killer, Loftus explained, that is reduci......

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