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Harvard honors Elton John for work fighting HIV/AIDS

Entertainment News Nov 7, 2017

Harvard honors Elton John for work fighting HIV/AIDS

British musician Elton John will receive an award on Monday from the prestigious Harvard Foundation for his contribution to the fight against HIV/AIDS, the group said. John will join the likes of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Nobel Peace Prize ...

Commentary / World Mar 30, 2015

Tuberculosis showing a resurgence in China

by Cesar Chelala

China now has the second-largest tuberculosis epidemic — second only to India — with more than 1.3 million new cases of tuberculosis every year. What makes the situation particularly serious, says the Chinese Center for Disease Control, is that China has the largest number of ...

World / Science & Health Dec 2, 2014

Ethiopia tests thousands for HIV in record attempt

More than 3,300 people were tested for HIV Sunday in the Ethiopian region of Gambella, a massive turnout that exceeded expectations among AIDS campaigners who had hoped to test 2,000 people, according to local officials. Rahel Gettu, an official with the U.N. Aids agency in ...

Ex-top U.S. doctor Koop dies at 96

World / Science & Health Feb 27, 2013

Ex-top U.S. doctor Koop dies at 96

C. Everett Koop, the former surgeon general of the United States who started the government's public discussion of AIDS during the administration of Ronald Reagan, died Monday at his home in Hanover, New Hampshire. He was 96. A spokeswoman for the C. Everett Koop Institute ...