Asia, Europe on alert as world Ebola fears grow

Jul 31, 2014

Asia, Europe on alert as world Ebola fears grow

Fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents grew Wednesday, with European and Asian countries on alert. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said the crisis gripping Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will only get worse and warned there is no overarching ...

Global Ebola epidemic 'unlikely'

Jul 31, 2014

Global Ebola epidemic 'unlikely'

The scientist who helped discover the Ebola virus said the outbreak in west Africa was unlikely to trigger a major epidemic outside the region, adding he would happily sit next to an infected person on a train. But professor Peter Piot said in an ...

Jul 25, 2014

Legal sex work may slash HIV toll: study

Scrapping laws that ban sex work would slash the number of HIV infections over the next decade, according to a study presented at the world AIDS forum. Female sex work is one of the big vectors of the world HIV pandemic, sometimes being the ...

Jul 24, 2014

Japan to help Brazil accelerate drug safety assessment

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to tell Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in Brazil on Aug. 1 that Japan will provide expertise to speed up its ability to assess the safety of new drugs, a government source said Wednesday. Japan plans to offer data ...

Jul 20, 2014

Study finds promise toward treating HIV and hepatitis C

A new hepatitis C drug has shown early promise in patients whose infection with both HIV and hepatitis C has made them traditionally difficult to treat, said a study Saturday. Patients were given Gilead Sciences’ sofosbuvir, a drug approved for the U.S. market in ...

Marijuana edibles industry burgeoning in U.S.

Jul 20, 2014

Marijuana edibles industry burgeoning in U.S.

Marijuana edibles and infused products such as snack bars, olive oils and tinctures have flourished into a gourmet market of chocolate truffles, whoopie pies and hard candies as Colorado and Washington state legalized the recreational use of pot in the past year. The proliferation ...

Jul 19, 2014

U.S. moves to reduce sentences of 46,000 drug offenders

Tens of thousands of U.S. federal prisoners convicted of small-time drug offenses will be able to seek sentence reductions under a new reform adopted Friday. “This is a milestone in the effort to make more efficient use of our law enforcement resources and to ...