Zika Virus, a Mosquito-Borne Infection, May Threaten Brazil's Newborns

Zika Virus, a Mosquito-Borne Infection, May Threaten Brazil's Newborns
A surge in the number of infants born with tiny brains has led Brazil's health ministry to warn pregnant women to take extreme measures to avoid mosquito bites, which may infect them with a recently arrived virus. Some prominent obstetricians in Brazil …
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If You're a Baby Boomer, Get Tested for Hepatitis C
If you're a baby boomer, you may be one of an estimated 2.7 million people in the U.S. living with chronic hepatitis C – an infection of the liver caused by a virus. Worse yet, you may not know you have it. However, even if you are particularly at risk …
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Now 376 essential drugs for cancer, HIV and Hepatitis C to have a price cap in
It has revised its list of essential medicines to add drugs for diseases ranging from cancer and HIV/AIDS to hepatitis C, in a move aimed at making them more affordable. India had been criticised because the former list left out some life-saving drugs …
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Uterus Transplants May Soon Help Some Infertile Women in the US Become Pregnant
Within the next few months, surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic expect to become the first in the United States to transplant a uterus into a woman who lacks one, so that she can become pregnant and give birth. The recipients will be women who were born …
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Pill-maker drove up cost for new hepatitis C drug despite public reaction
WASHINGTON — Gilead Sciences executives were acutely aware in 2013 that their plan to charge an exorbitantly high price for a powerful new hepatitis C drug would spark public outrage, but they pursued the profit-driven strategy anyway, according to a …
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