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Global Health: Bit by Bit, Scientists Gain Ground on AIDS

The unnamed “London patient” — the second person apparently cured of H.I.V. — earned all the headlines. But other research released this week at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections showed that scientists are making slow but steady progress on the tactics and medicines needed to fight the epidemic, especially in Africa. Monthly injections… Read More »

Global diabetes epidemic drives surge in insulin demand

A global diabetes epidemic is fuelling record demand for insulin but tens of millions will not get the injections they need unless there is a dramatic improvement in access and affordability, a new study concluded on Wednesday. Diabetes — which can lead to blindness, kidney failure, heart problems, neuropathic pain and amputations — now affects… Read More »