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Maria Cheng

Maria Cheng

    Measles surges in UK years after vaccine scare
    Measles surges in UK years after vaccine scare
    More than a decade ago, British parents refused to give measles shots to at least a million children because of a vaccine scare that raised the...
    Hawking turns 70, defying disease
    Hawking turns 70, defying disease
    British scientist Stephen Hawking has decoded some of the most puzzling mysteries of the universe but he has left one mystery unsolved: How he has...
    Experts explore ways to circumcise men in Africa
    Experts explore ways to circumcise men in Africa
    The most powerful force against HIV/Aids in Africa may be circumcision, a procedure that's easily done in the developed world. But it's a challenge...
    New Ebola strain in Uganda may be milder
    New Ebola strain in Uganda may be milder
    A new type of Ebola fever in Uganda might be less deadly than others -- but that's not necessarily good news.
    'Gloomy' outlook for Aids treatment
    'Gloomy' outlook for Aids treatment
    Only 60% of HIV/Aids patients in Africa still take the drugs they need to stay alive two years after starting treatment, researchers reported,...
    UN offers new advice on HIV testing
    UN offers new advice on HIV testing
    Health professionals should routinely offer to test people for HIV, instead of waiting for patients to request it, according to new advice from the...
    Global TB rates level off but problems remain
    Global TB rates level off but problems remain
    Health experts see a glimmer of hope in the fight against tuberculosis (TB) for the first time since the disease's spread was declared a global...
    Billionaire pledges $3m to battle XDR-TB in Africa
    Billionaire pledges $3m to battle XDR-TB in Africa
    Billionaire George Soros pledged $3-million on Wednesday to fight a deadly strain of tuberculosis in Africa.
    Namibia starts nationwide polio vaccinations
    Namibia starts nationwide polio vaccinations
    During an official check to certify that Namibia remained polio-free a decade after it declared it had conquered the disease, officials made a...