epidemic and plague

Cashing in on women’s health

Women’s health has been sidelined for centuries. But now that women are finally being heard, some unscrupulous companies are cashing in on the movement.

Clinical trials of an mRNA vaccine have begun and researchers expect broadly positive outcomes in the battle against the widespread illness.

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Medical misogyny and gaslighting is having an impact on women seeking medical support for long COVID symptoms.

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Limited access to period products during India’s COVID lockdowns highlighted how far public health initiatives have to go when it comes to menstruation.

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Progress towards eliminating malaria has stalled. New solutions are needed to prevent, detect and treat one of the world’s biggest health threats.

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Eradicating an infectious disease is a lofty goal and not possible for every disease. Controlling or eliminating a disease can be the targets countries aim for.

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Public health experts are looking beyond controlling diseases to see whether they can be eliminated locally or eradicated entirely.

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Global cooperation, resources and sustained efforts are crucial in the fight against infectious diseases.

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Combining lessons learnt from past outbreaks and the opportunities afforded by new technologies will give the world its best chance of controlling diseases.

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The World Health Organization declared smallpox eradicated in 1980. But would a similar eradication of the disease be possible today?

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The search continues at a brisk pace thanks to rapid developments in generating more potent computing power.

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For World Zoonoses Day on July 6 we cover the growing links between climate change and animal diseases which spread to humans.

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