A Gilead Sciences, Inc. logo is seen outside the company's headquarters in Foster City, California, USA on 1 May 2018. REUTERS / Stephen Lam

Patient groups protest Gilead's expensive HIV prevention treatment

Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD.O) hopes to introduce a new HIV pill soon to people at risk of

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Patients suffering from dengue fever at a makeshift hospital in Maasin in the Philippine province of Iloilo. Photo: Leo Solinap / EPA

Philippines declares dengue epidemic, more than 600 deaths

A dengue outbreak in the Philippines has been declared a national epidemic after causing hundreds of deaths this year in the

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A World Health Organization worker is decontaminating a house on a plot where two cases of Ebola were found in the village of Mabalako in eastern Congo on Monday, 17 June of 2019. Health officials in eastern Congo began offering vaccines to all residents of the Mabalako hotspot, while earlier efforts had only targeted known contacts or those considered to be at high risk. (Photo: AP Photo / Al-Hadji Kudra Maliro)

UN: Ebola's arrival in eastern DRC poses serious risks

The arrival of Ebola in the main town of Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo seriously increases the risk

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In this photo of 2014 provided by the University of Mississippi, Dr. Suman Chandra inspects the marijuana plants growing in the Ole Miss Medicinal Gardens at University, Mississippi. The plants are used for research under a contract from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The planned growth of NIDA for 2019 will be split between high and high THC varieties of CBD with "recent interest (in CBD) as a potential drug for a number of medical conditions," said NIDA. (Photo: Robert Jordan / University of Mississippi via AP)

USA cultivates its largest marijuana crop for research

The US government is growing the largest marijuana crop in five years, responding to the interest in varieties with

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Chinese transgender activist Zhao Xiaomi, a nonconforming gender person, at his vintage clothing store in Beijing. Photo: Simon Song

Transgender in China: Activists account challenges facing the Asian giant

Chao Xiaomi considers the question, "Why are not you happy that you were born a man?" That's because, she says, "for

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