Treating TB is a lengthy procedure that takes a toll of the body and the spirit. Patients have to be quarantined, which takes a tough toll on sufferers and their families.
There's something rotten in the state of pharma — greed, secrecy, inefficiency — it's all there. And there's no easy fix. But moves toward a more caring, sharing industry through "open source pharma" may be a start.
Nations around the world have said they're ready to commit billions to eradicate tuberculosis. But the deal only came about after countries denied US-proposed changes to protect pharmaceutical companies.
The Nobel Committee has awarded the 2018 Nobel prize in medicine to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo for their research into how the immune system can combat cancer.
In the US, thousands of young homosexuals find themselves stuck in conversion therapy aimed at "curing" them of being gay. Mathew Shurka survived the treatment but spent years trying to shake thoughts of suicide.
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