Funding to develop new drugs for some of the world’s leading infectious disease killers, such as HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria, reached a record high of US $4 billion in 2018, with private sector investment driving much of the increase, according to the 2019 G-FINDER Report, which tracks such investments globally. However, investments in neglected tropical […] Continue reading ->
Some 50 million people in China were under quarantine as infections by the novel coronavirus first discovered in Wuhan accelerated rapidly, and new research suggested that it was far more infectious than previously thought. China’s Minister of the National Health Commission acknowledged that “the epidemic had entered a grave and complex period,” as the country […] Continue reading ->
With Wuhan under lockdown since Thursday, food in the city was reported to be running low, healthcare staff are having trouble getting to work due to the lack of public transport, and some hospital services were reported near collapse under the pressure of people waiting to be diagnosed and treated. These were among the updates obtained […] Continue reading ->
[Updated 24 January, 2020]  Over 20 million people in three Chinese cities were under lockdown as of Friday morning, as authorities battled an outbreak of a novel coronavirus first discovered at the beginning of January in Wuhan, China, in the central province of Wuhei. The strong Chinese measures came after the World Health Organization decided […] Continue reading ->
Madrid, Spain – Heart attacks, respiratory illnesses, and asthma attacks dropped significantly in places as diverse as the United States, China and Europe after new policies reducing air pollution were adopted, and health benefits were sometimes evident in as little as one week after the new policies took effect, according to a new study in […] Continue reading ->