In the last 18 months, Africa’s healthcare system and issues have come under the spotlight due the world’s worst Ebola outbreak. According to the World Health Organization, the virus has led to the deaths of around 11,000 people but Africa has an even more rampant disease with which it continues to contend: malaria

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Each year, nearly three times as many Americans die from suicide as from homicide. More Americans kill themselves than die from breast cancer

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Cancer patients with lower incomes are a third less likely to be part of clinical trials that could help treat their disease than those whose annual income is at least $50,000, according to a new study. Researchers suggest that covering some of the costs of participating in a research study might enhance enrollment

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Positive news buoys a beleaguered field, but treatment benefits may fade

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Doctors and other medical staff at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital are refusing to discharge refugee children back into detention. They feel it is an unsafe environment that would be detrimental to their health

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In August, 2015, a US federal district judge summarily dismissed a lawsuit against the University of Alabama in Birmingham’s institutional ethics review board brought by families of infants who had participated in the Surfactant, Positive Pressure, and Oxygenation Randomized Trial (SUPPORT) study

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Doctors say Pauline Cafferkey is suffering “an unusual late complication” from her previous Ebola infection. They note that “Pauline previously had the Ebola virus and this is therefore not a new infection.”

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Adina Roskies: As treatments advance, interventions into brain function will dramatically illustrate the dependence of who we are on our brains – and they may put pressure on some basic beliefs and concepts that have been fundamental to how we view the world

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