How well do prosthetic and orthotic services work in countries characterized by poverty and civil war? Lina Magnusson, who became the first female Swedish prosthetist/orthotist with a PhD, wrote her dissertation on this topic ...
Army doctors in the First World War were helpless to stop soldiers who lost limbs from suffering in pain, according to researchers.
A bacterial sample from a World War I soldier is helping researchers to tackle dysentery, a disease that kills hundreds of thousands of children under five each year in developing nations.
Roughly one-third of the 700,000 United States troops who fought in the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War have subsequently developed a distinct set of chronic health problems, dubbed Gulf War illness. Their symptoms, from fatigue, ...
The United Nations mission in Liberia announced on Wednesday a second infection among its employees of the deadly Ebola epidemic ravaging the impoverished west African nation.
The biggest danger in a war zone is not seeing the enemy. What people face here in Liberia is a war, and no one has seen the enemy.
(Medical Xpress)—During the Second World War, analysts pored over stereoscopic aerial reconnaissance photographs, becoming experts at identifying potential targets from camouflaged or visually noisy backgrounds, ...
A Cardiff researcher has revisited case records from the First World War, revealing the prevalence and devastating impact of shell shock on frontline soldiers.
Tokyo on Thursday closed most of Yoyogi Park, a popular green spot in the Japanese metropolis, after dengue-carrying mosquitoes were found there, an official said.
Brain-training programmes are all the rage. They are part of a growing digital brain-health industry that earned more than US$1 billion in revenue in 2012 and is estimated to reach US$6 billion by 2020. The extent to which they actually improve brain function re ...
Japan is urging local authorities to be on the lookout for further outbreaks of dengue fever, after confirming another 19 cases that were contracted at a popular local park in downtown Tokyo.
As the federal government plans its exit strategy from the war, now may be the time for it to rethink its role in providing health care to veterans, says a Perspective piece in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Japanese health authorities have reported the first locally transmitted case of dengue fever in the country in more than 60 years.
Death stalks the rain-lashed streets of Sierra Leone's capital, finally at peace after a decade of civil war but in the grip of a new and equally deadly adversary—the Ebola virus.
A new book by a Monash University medical historian reveals the roots of America's most popular method of natural childbirth in Stalinist Russia.