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Pharmaceutical giant offers AIDS related antifungal drug free to 50 countries

...t will supply free antifungal drug to 50 countries hardest hit by the AIDS virus. The decision by the Pfizer comes close on the heels of the South African Government winning a landmark case against pharmaceutical companies. In an announcement on Wednesday Pfizer said AIDS related antifungal drug Diflucan wi...

Pharmaceutical giant offers AIDS related antifungal drug free to 50 countries

...t will supply free antifungal drug to 50 countries hardest hit by the AIDS virus. The decision by the Pfizer comes close on the heels of the South African Government winning a landmark case against pharmaceutical companies. In an announcement on Wednesday Pfizer said AIDS related antifungal drug Diflucan wi...

SARS impact could be devastating

..., including Singapore and Hong Kong, are among the hardest hit by SARS, which has killed more than 260 people worldwide and infected some 4,600 since it emerged in China late last year. In Singapore, foreign workers make up 24 percent of the labor force. Seven percent of workers in Hong Kong are foreign. Chi...

Drop in global deaths from measles

...orts in Africa and Southeast Asia, the two regions hardest hit by measles and hopes to cut the number of annual measles deaths to 437,500 by 2005.Africa has about 10 percent of the world's population and accounted for 58 percent of measles deaths in 2000. WHO recommends children are given two rounds of mea...

Hormone Replacement Therapy -- What to do?

... or not to use the treatment. // Doctors say the hardest group to treat right now is women around 50 years old who are first facing menopause. These women are likely to be suffering from symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats and for them, the treatment “may be safe and reasonable, but they’re made ...

Gleevec for Lung Disease

... passes, it will decrease even more. He says, "The hardest part was telling my kids that I might not be around." Michael is determined to stay around, so he enrolled in a study at Tulane University Health Sciences Center with Pulmonologist Joseph Lasky, M.D.. "The idea of the use of Gleevec is to stop the ...

Hormone Replacement Therapy

...her or not to use the treatment. Doctors say the hardest group to treat right now is women around 50 years old who are first facing menopause. These women are likely to be suffering from symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats and for them, the treatment “may be safe and reasonable, but they’re made ...

ADB Report Warns of Bird-Flu Catastrophe

...ngapore, Malaysia and Thailand would likely be hit hardest by the pandemic, the bank predicted. In its grimmest scenario, where the impact of a pandemic lasts a year, Asia could lose $282.7 billion — or 6.5 percent of gross domestic product — in consumption, trade and investment, the bank said in its repor...

Phase II trails of new HIV vaccine to be held in South Africa

...ment on Monday. Sub-Saharan Africa is the region hardest hit by AIDS, with more than 25 million people estimated to be infected with HIV, the virus that leads to the disease. South Africa has the highest caseload of HIV in the world, with about one in nine of its 45 million population carrying the virus, ...

Roche offers HIV drug expertise to poor nations

...to help as many manufacturers as possible in these hardest hit countries by sharing our knowledge, so that they can learn and benefit from our technology." A new Roche team, to be operational from the second quarter of 2006, will be based in part on the ground in Africa. As much of the knowledge and skill ...

The Publication Of Surgeon Specific Death Rates Raises Controversy

...erence between life and death. But inevitably, the hardest cases, the sickest patients, have the least chance of survival, ‘said Dr Burns. To conclude, the ultimate success of any surgeon should be based on patient satisfaction rather than on the basis of patient mortality rate. It would not be fair enough...

WHO Devises New Global Strategy To Fight Tuberculosis

...underdeveloped and developing countries, which are hardest hit by TB. 'We must involve a much broader array of actors in TB control and adapt DOTS to HIV co-infection, MDR-TB and other special challenges if we're going to achieve 2015 targets of the Global Plan ..,' concluded Dr Marcos Espinal, executive s...

Mumps Outbreak In The US

...mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine to Iowa, the state hit hardest by the outbreak. She also said that Merck & Co., which markets the vaccine, would be providing another 25,000 doses to the CDC for distribution to other states. She recommended that people should get vaccinated especially if they haven't had the two...

Viswanathan Anand Is To Be Avahan’s HIV-AIDS Ambassador in Indi

...ivities there, which is also one of the states hit hardest by HIV. He said that it is important for all sectors of the society to join hands and work together to contain the disease. He stated that they hope to create a significant understanding and compassion through their campaign as they concentrate on re...

Mumps Fever Spreads Unabated In US

...at least one case of mumps. The three counties hit hardest by mumps are Dubuque (357), Johnson (140, and Black Hawk (102). The state did all it can to prevent the increasing number by following 499 mumps cases. It has collected a wide variety of data such confirmed vaccination status on 429 cases, onset da...

Scotland Faces Shortage Of GPs

...f a large number of doctors are the result of such hardest shortage’. Dr Brian McKinstry, a senior research fellow at the University of Edinburgh and a practising GP, identifies action must be taken, regarding hiring more doctors from overseas, retraining nurses to carry out advanced duties currently perf...

HIV/AIDS Declining In Maharashtra, TN, Ktk And AP: UN Report

...noted that southern States have traditionally been hardest hit by the disease but they have also made more progress in containing it compared to the northern states. Source:PTI News...

Care Workers Need Some Care Too

...inly affected careres aged between 18-34 years the hardest often leading to depression, anxiety isolation and a smaller circle of friends. While the oldest carers aged 65 and over often received support from their GPs only 43% of these people had been offered a health check. Mr Matz said: "Although we h...

Australian Businesses Prepare for Outbreak of Bird Flu

...ve warn that economically, Queensland would be the hardest hit of any Australian state with even a modest level pandemic causing a loss of about $11 billion, off the Gross State Product (GSP) in the first year alone. International health experts predict bird flu has a 10 per cent chance of turning into a ...

Global avian flu database

...p facilitate benefits for those countries that are hardest hit by avian flu." “The equity issue has been discussed a lot”, she added. "We don’t have the solutions yet, but it's an area that needs to be tackled." According to Cox, scientists working for pharmaceutical companies could participate in the co...

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