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Biovac gears up to manufacture Pfizer vaccine

This month marks the incorporation of South Africa's Biovac Institute into Pfizer's supply chain, kickstarting the firm as the first in Africa to produce the mRNA vaccine in early 2022...

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New nanomedicine delivers improved outcome for prostate cancer

A new nanomedicine used in combination with radiotherapy, could significantly improve treatment outcomes for men with locally advanced prostate cancer...

11 Nov 2021

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First oral Covid-19 medicine authorised in the UK

The first oral Covid-19 medicine, Molnupiravir, for treatment of mild to moderate Covid-19 in adults has been authorised...

8 Nov 2021

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New global drug policy index finds most countries fail drug policy

The drug policy median score across all 30 countries for humane and health driven drug policies is just 48/100...

8 Nov 2021

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Pharmaceutical companies collaborate against climate change

The Energize programme, a collaboration between 10 global pharmaceutical companies to engage hundreds of suppliers in climate action and decarbonisation of the pharmaceutical value chain...

5 Nov 2021

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First Covid-19 oral antiviral medicine in submission stage

Molnupiravir, an investigational oral Covid-19 antiviral medicine, that could be the first oral antiviral medicine available for Covid-19 therapy...

29 Oct 2021

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G20 leaders called on to correct Covid-19 vaccine discrepencies

In the run-up to the G20 summit in Rome, Italy, on October 30-31, a G20 Manifesto that outlines seven actions G20 leaders must take before the meeting...

26 Oct 2021

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Moscow's AI medical services rated

A rating of medical services based on artificial intelligence (AI) used in Moscow's healthcare system has been published...

19 Oct 2021

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Barbie debuts dolls in likeness of Covid-19 frontline workers
Barbie debuts dolls in likeness of Covid-19 frontline workers

Honoured with a one-of-a-kind doll made in their likeness, the six experts in the fields are being highlighted for making a positive impact in their communities...

5 Aug 2021

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Hajj pilgrims face growing heat stroke risks with global warming
Hajj pilgrims face growing heat stroke risks with global warming

As thousands of devout Muslims flock to Islam's holiest sites in Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj pilgrimage this week, scientists warn the sacred rite is under threat...

By Maya Gebeily 21 Jul 2021

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The rise of commercial milk formulas and why it matters for the world's women and children
The rise of commercial milk formulas and why it matters for the world's women and children

Our recent study shows that global commercial milk formula sales are booming. Between 2005 and 2019, world milk formula sales more than doubled from 3.5kg to 7.4kg per child...

By David McCoy, Julie P. Smith and Phillip Baker 5 Jan 2021

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Severe Covid may be caused by 'autoantibodies' - here is what that means
Severe Covid may be caused by 'autoantibodies' - here is what that means

Whether or not a person with COVID-19 develops severe disease depends a lot on how their immune system reacts to the coronavirus...

By Rebecca Aicheler 17 Dec 2020

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850,000 animal viruses could be caught by humans, unless we protect nature - UN report
850,000 animal viruses could be caught by humans, unless we protect nature - UN report

Human damage to biodiversity is leading us into a pandemic era. The virus that causes Covid-19, for example, is linked to similar viruses in bats, which may have been passed to humans via pangolins or another species...

By Katie Woolaston and Judith Lorraine Fisher 30 Oct 2020

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Majority of tobacco giants failing to advance harm reduction
Majority of tobacco giants failing to advance harm reduction

The first Tobacco Transformation Index finds that the majority of the 15 largest tobacco companies are not making substantive progress in phasing out cigarettes...

28 Sep 2020

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IATA: Governments to reconsider air travel quarantine measures

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) latest analysis shows that the damage to air travel from Covid-19 extends into the medium-term, with long-haul and international travel being the most severely impacted...

14 May 2020

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Coronavirus: Recognising illegal wildlife trade as a public health issue

There will be few positives to take from coronavirus. But the global pandemic may yet prove to be an important moment in the attempts to address the illegal wildlife trade...

By Simon Evans 27 Mar 2020

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[WATCH] Bill Gates on testing and self-isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic
[WATCH] Bill Gates on testing and self-isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic

In a 2015 TED Talk, following the containment of the Ebola virus in West Africa, philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates warned that "failure to prepare could allow the next epidemic to be dramatically more devastating".

26 Mar 2020

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Why defeating coronavirus in one country isn't enough - there needs to be a coordinated global strategy
Why defeating coronavirus in one country isn't enough - there needs to be a coordinated global strategy

As long as the virus is present in any country, it can reenter those that have managed to slow it down - or even ones that eventually eradicate it...

By Nader Habibi 25 Mar 2020

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New report presses for radical rethink on child health

According to a new report released this week by a commission of over 40 child and adolescent health experts from around the world, no single country is adequately protecting children's health...

20 Feb 2020

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How wearables are transforming healthcare

In recent years, wearables such as smartwatches and fitness wristbands have grown in popularity among consumers and gained traction within the healthcare industry as hospitals have put greater focus on improving patient care levels and clinician...

By Andy McBain, 23 Mar 2020



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