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World AIDS Day 2016 being observed today

The annual World AIDS Day is being marked on Thursday (today) in order to raise awareness of the disorder, which affects the immune system. World AIDS Day was first observed on 1st December 1988. Since then, this date is dedicated to…

World Diabetes Day being observed today

World Diabetes Day is being observed across the world today. World Diabetes Day was first observed in 1991 by International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to create awareness in the world about…

Pricing dispute hits supply of TB drugs in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Swiss pharmaceuticals firm Novartis AG said it has stopped making tuberculosis drugs in Pakistan in a dispute over pricing, prompting fears of a health crisis due to a shortage of drugs in a country with the world's fifth-highest…

Study shows durable benefits of early HIV treatment

Early treatment of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can dramatically reduce the odds of passing the deadly disease on to others, and the protection persists for years, according to final results from a major study that looked at the…