Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fears for infants in Samoa as measles deaths mount

Measles infections continued to climb steeply in Samoa Thursday as a mass vaccination programme fails to reach the infants most vulnerable to the deadly epidemic.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Death toll from Samoa measles epidemic reaches 25

A measles epidemic in Samoa has now claimed 25 lives, with children bearing the brunt of the deadly outbreak, official data in the Pacific island nation showed Monday.

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer trends in Canada from 1971 to 2015

The overall rate of new cancer cases is decreasing in men but increasing in women younger than 80 years, and obesity-related cancers are increasing in young people, according to a study on cancer trends in Canada from 1971 ...

Health

Study examines theory on menopause age and symptom severity

A recent theory states that women enter menopause at different ages and have varying extents of symptoms due in part to residence patterns after marriage—or whether couples disperse to live with paternal or maternal kin. ...

Medications

Increase seen in opioid-, synthetic opioid-involved OD deaths

(HealthDay)—From 2015 to 2017, there were increases in opioid-involved and synthetic opioid-involved overdose drug rates in nearly all racial/ethnic groups, according to research published in the Nov. 1 issue of the U.S. ...

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