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Chinese researchers try brain implants to treat drug addicts

Shanghai, May 8 (AP/UNB) — The sound of doctors boring through his skull to feed electrodes deep into his brain made Yan tremble. “The drill was like bzzzzzzz,” he later recalled. “The moment of drilling is the most terrible.” Yan is a methamphetamine addict. The hope is that technology will extinguish his addiction — quite literally, with the flip of ... Read More »

WHO recommends oral regimes to treat (MDR) drug resistant-TB

WHO has issued new guidance to improve treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) which recommends shifting to fully oral regimens to treat people with MDR-TB. This new treatment course is more effective and is less likely to provoke adverse side-effects. The recommendations are part of a larger package of actions designed to help countries increase the pace of progress to end ... Read More »