Improving health systems in three Ebola-hit African countries would have cost a third of relief effort there, says new Save the Children report

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There is an increasing body of evidence to suggest that significant quantities of medicines and medical products, especially in low and middle-income countries, are of poor quality. Malaria researcher and drug quality expert Professor Paul Newton, of the Lao-Oxford-Mahosot Hospital-Wellcome Trust Research Unit in Laos, explains the latest research findings

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Q & A with Jessica Fanzo, PhD, of the Institute of Human Nutrition in the Institute of Human Nutrition and Department of Pediatrics at Columbia University and a participant in the Feeding the World, Ethically meeting

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Hospitals Face Closures

February 23, 2015

As a ‘new day in healthcare’ dawns. As hospitals increasingly lose patients to medical care delivered in clinics and home settings, hospital operators are escalating their efforts to shrink capacity

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At a time of rising concern over the cost of medicine, a government-funded study has found that three drugs, ranging in price from $50 to $1,950 a dose, are equally effective in treating many cases of a common form of vision loss caused by diabetes

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The DEA restrictions, adopted to curb opioid abuse, mean many vets have to make more appointments with an already overburdened VA

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A few months ago, I met a grandpa whom I’ll never forget. His name is Edwin Koryan. And he’s a pharmacist in Voinjama, Liberia. Edwin remembers the moment he felt the first symptoms of Ebola. He was taking care of his 5-year-old granddaughter Komasa. They were sharing a room and a bed

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Pregnant And Uninsured?

February 18, 2015

Uninsured women who learn they are pregnant outside of the regular three-month open enrollment period, which this year ended Sunday, can get stuck paying thousands of dollars for prenatal care and delivery — or worse, going without care. Advocacy groups are asking the administration to allow women to sign up whenever they become pregnant

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