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Hepatitis C drug faces fresh battle

The drug, known by its lab name as sofosbuvir, cures 90 percent of Hep C cases, bringing hopes for millions infected with the dangerous liver virus.

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US researchers develop rapid blood test for...

"The results can give false negatives, and these tests are further constrained because they can take days to weeks to get the results."

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Stem cell therapy helps some men with erectile...

In first-phase clinical trials, eight out of 15 continent men suffering from erectile dysfunction had sex six months after the one-time treatment, without...

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Resistance risk for new TB drugs - experts...

Antibiotics such as bedaquiline, delamanid and linezolid have recently been added to the tuberculosis drug arsenal.

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Do not isolate TB patients - governments...

This is among the new tuberculosis (TB) ethics guidance launched by the World Health Organisation (WHO) aimed at helping to ensure that countries implementing...

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Women above 40, at risk of delivering babies...

"I realized my baby was different and when I got home I told my husband that my child was not like others. He did not react and only told me that we should...

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Over 400 forest reserves in Uganda encroached...

The worst hit area by deforestation in the country is Sango Bay in Kakuuto County, Rakai district

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Treaty slows global tobacco use by 2.5% -...

Tobacco consumption is the single greatest preventable cause of death in the world, claiming nearly six million lives annually.

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2017 already marked by climate extremes –...

"With levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere consistently breaking new records, the influence of human activities on the climate system has become...

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She had to make a quick choice: run or die...

With terrified screams of neighbours filling the air, Zemed abandoned her doomed sisters and took to her heels.

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Court orders former DPC to pay...

Court also ordered him to pay the compensation within 30 days or serve one year in jail. He was charged with assault resulting in bodily harm