The United States has officially surpassed the “epidemic” threshold with this season’s flu virus, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC estimates that nearly 7% of all deaths nationwide were due to pneumonia and influenza during the week ending December 20 — the last week . . . → Read More: USA in grip of Flu, 15 children dead
More than one million Pakistanis are estimated to be regular opiate (heroin or opium) users with a majority of them hooked on heroin, according to a survey report launched on Thursday.
The report on Drug Use in Pakistan 2013 survey, which was launched by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) at a . . . → Read More: The opium epidemic within Pakistan
Drugmakers are now pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into developing Ebola vaccines and cures with a clear and immediate need for these products, as an Associated Press story outlines today. But there’s even more that the federal government could be doing to nudge more drugmakers into funding such treatments, according to a health economist . . . → Read More: A cure for Ebola?
A physician with Doctors Without Borders who returned from West Africa recently has tested positive for Ebola at a New York City hospital, the city’s mayor confirmed.
The doctor developed a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said in a statement on Thursday.
The doctor has been . . . → Read More: Ebola hit new York city doctor
Capitalism, we are repeatedly told, is a highly efficient system that relies on the fundamental free-market principle that if there is a need, someone will step up to meet it. Every now and then, however, something happens that belies capitalism’s supposed efficiency – and makes you question the whole shebang.
This week it’s Ebola.
As . . . → Read More: Ebola research was low priority for economic reasons
(By Maha Mussadaq) The condition of food security is still inadequate in 54 districts of Pakistan, with 48.6% of the total population deprived of sufficient food, said experts who had come to launch the “Right to Food Assessment” — a 10-year review (2004-2014) earlier this week.
. . . → Read More: Almost half of Pakistan’s population underfed