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USA: Drug companies greet 2019 with U.S. price hikes

January 2019 Yahoo news; Drugmakers kicked off 2019 with price increases in the United States on more than 250 prescription drugs, including the world’s top-selling medicine, Humira, although the pace of price hikes was slower than last year. The industry has been under pressure by the U.S. President Donald Trump …

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KENYA:Cuban doctors head home, leaving Brazilian towns with no care

November 2018 Yahoonews; The first of thousands of Cuban doctors began to return home on Thursday after criticism by Brazil’s far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro prompted Cuba’s government to sever a cooperation agreement, leaving millions of Brazilians without medical care. Bolsonaro said the Cuban doctors were being used as “slave labor” …

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MALAWI:Malawi nurse suspended over selfie in labor ward

November 2018 cnnnews;A nurse in Malawi has been suspended after her selfie in a labor ward showing a naked pregnant woman in the background surfaced online. Patricia Malichi’s selfie, which has an unidentified pregnant woman lying on a hospital bed at Ndirande Health Centre in Blantyre city, provoked public anger on …

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USA:Too fat to fight: Pentagon grapples with obesity epidemic

October 2018 Yahoonews; Forget about the high-tech military challenges from China and Russia, the Pentagon is facing a fast-growing national security threat that could be even trickier to tackle: America’s obesity crisis. A study released this week has found that nearly one-third of young Americans are now too overweight to …

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