Over 25 percent of tuberculosis cases in Ukraine are multi-drug resistant, and can’t be treated by antibiotics such as Rifampicin. The healthcare system is overstretched, meaning patients are often treated in cramped quarters.
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.
Superbugs resistant to antibiotics cause more than 33,000 deaths in the EU each year, according to a new study. Scientists say the picture has become worse since 2007, with Italy and Greece by far the hardest hit.
Public health experts have urged "everyone older than six months" to receive a vaccine. Australia has witnessed a severe flu season and one particularly virulent strain, prompting fears in Europe and the US.
A study of drinking around the world warns that even an occasional glass of wine or beer can increase your chances of disease and an early death. Scientists say there's no such thing as a "safe level" of alcohol.
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