/ Jan 31, 2018

Global cancer survival up, but progress uneven: study

Cancer survival is increasing across the world but large gaps endure between nations, while some cancers remain hard to treat everywhere, according to a major review released Wednesday. In Japan, the five-year lung cancer survival rate went from 23 to 33 percent, among the biggest ...

South African girl is third child with HIV remission

/ Jul 24, 2017

South African girl is third child with HIV remission

A South African girl has become only the third child to beat the AIDS virus into long-term remission — almost nine years and counting — after receiving a drug cocktail in infancy, researchers announced Monday. The child was given a 10-month course of anti-AIDS medicine ...

May 18, 2017

WHO proposes Ebola vaccine trial for Congo outbreak

An unlicensed Ebola vaccine could soon be tested in a remote region of the Democratic Republic of Congo hit by an outbreak of the deadly virus, the World Health Organization said Thursday. There is no licensed vaccine for the Ebola virus, but a promising candidate ...