Ebola crisis 'claimed needless lives' because World Health Organisation failed to act quickly

Internal memos showed the WHO was reluctant to declare a public health emergency after it had its fingers burned with the Swine Flu pandmeic
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Four state attorney generals said Monday they have reached what they are calling the framework for a $48 billion agreement with three wholesale pharmaceutical distributors and two pharmaceutical companies to settle litigation tied to the country's opioid abuse epidemic. The tentative agreement, according to Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, was reached with Cardinal Health, McKesson, AmerisourceBergen, Johnson&Johnson, and Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd. AmerisourceBergen (NYSE: ABC) is…
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ConclusionThe presence of wellness support was associated with better outcomes, suggesting the value of initiatives to manage workload and support the well-being of surgical resident physicians.
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Innate immunity is critical in the early containment of influenza A virus (IAV) infection and surfactant protein D (SP-D) plays a crucial role in innate defense against IAV in the lungs. Multivalent lectin-mediated interactions of SP-D with IAVs result in viral aggregation, reduced epithelial infection, and enhanced IAV clearance by phagocytic cells. Previous studies showed that porcine SP-D (pSP-D) exhibits distinct antiviral activity against IAV as compared to human SP-D (hSP-D), mainly due to key residues in the lectin domain of pSP-D that contribute to its profound neutralizing activity. These observations provided the...
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Four large drug companies reached a last-minute $260 million legal settlement on Monday over their role in the U.S. opioid addiction epidemic, striking a deal with two Ohio counties to avert the first federal trial over the crisis.
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Sometime during the 90s, I listened to an audio program that explained the differences between matchers and mismatchers.Matchers are “yes, and” people who see the upsides of an idea more prominently than the downsides. If you share a new idea with them, they’ll see how the idea could work and may offer suggestions for what else you could do to make it even better.Mismatchers are “wait, but” people who see the downsides of an idea more prominently than the upsides. If you share a new idea with them, they see what could go wrong and may point out the risks and drawbacks.I’m a matcher. I fi...
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But the deal covers only those two counties, leaving other local and state governments to fight it out in court or hammer out similar deals.
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ConclusionsThe present study demonstrated that the Inula helenium and Grindelia squarrosa, which have been traditionally used in Europe as medicinal plants, are a valuable source of active compounds with anti-inflammatory activity. Our observations justify the traditional use of I. helenium and G. squarrosa for a treatment inflammation-based diseases in respiratory tract.Graphical abstract
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Publication date: Available online 20 October 2019Source: BurnsAuthor(s): Mickaël Tobalem, Reto Wettstein, Elizabeth Tschanz, Jan Plock, Nicole Lindenblatt, Yves Harder, Farid RezaeianAbstractIntroductionThe burn comb model is a well-established model for studying secondary burn progression. It creates four rectangular burn surfaces intercalated by three unburned zones prone to secondary burn progression. While burn progression is a tri-dimensional phenomenon, of which the vertical extension from the superficial to deeper tissue layer is clinically most relevant, the models initial focus was mainly on the horizontal s...
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