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Reports suggest banned drugs found in Jamaican sprinter samples

German broadcaster ARD claims small amounts of banned substance clenbuterol have been found in the samples of Jamaican sprinters from the 2008 Olympics. Usain Bolt was among the Jamaicans who claimed gold in Beijing.A report aired in Germany on Saturday stated that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) learnt of the discovery late last year, but …

Deutsche Welle

Fighting HIV with life-prolonging drugs

Medical experts place great emphasis on antiretroviral treatment in the fight against HIV. But the drugs, which can be quite costly, are not available to everyone – even though they can limit the spread of the virus. An HIV diagnosis is not a death sentence anymore. With the right medication, patients can expect to live …

Deutsche Welle

WHO: widespread confusion about antibiotic resistance and what causes it

There is widespread misunderstanding about the correct use of antibiotics worldwide, a report by the World Health Organization says. It calls antibiotic resistance one of the “greatest challenges for public health.” Nearly two-thirds of people questioned in the 12-country survey said they had heard about antibiotic resistance as an issue that could affect them. But …

Deutsche Welle

United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Conflict, terrorism, economic turmoil, natural calamities, disease: we are living in an era of unprecedented crises and troubles, as United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned. Record numbers of people are fleeing war and persecution, and the international community is grappling with acute migration challenges in the Mediterranean, the Balkans, in the Andaman Sea, …

Yury Fedotov