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A new study funded by the World Health Organization estimates "about 203,000 people around the world died of flu and respiratory problems during the 2009 H1N1 'swine flu' pandemic," according to an article in The New York Times. In addition, "Deaths from heart failure and other secondary consequences of the...
A large study "found that prompt use of antiviral medications like Tamiflu or Relenza can save the lives of flu-stricken children in intensive care units — yet the drugs are being used less frequently than they once were," according to a post in The New York Times' Well blog. Researchers analyzed medical...
An article in The New York Times reports that a contest organized by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation encouraged participates to develop a condom that men would actually use. The foundation explained that the purpose of the contest was "to decrease unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted...