Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What is monkeypox and where is it spreading?

European and American health authorities have identified a number of monkeypox cases in recent days, mostly in young men. It's a surprising outbreak of a disease that rarely appears outside Africa.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US case of monkeypox reported in Massachusetts man

Massachusetts on Wednesday reported a rare case of monkeypox in a man who recently traveled to Canada, and health officials are looking into whether it is connected to small outbreaks in Europe.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK officials: 4 men infected with 'rare' monkeypox in London

British health authorities say they have identified four "rare and unusual" cases of the disease monkeypox among men who appear to have been infected in London and had no history of travel to the African countries where the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Iraq Congo fever deaths rise to 12

Iraq has recorded at least 12 deaths from Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever since the start of the year, health authorities said Tuesday amid efforts to contain the spread of the virus.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China detects first human case of H3N8 bird flu

China has confirmed the first known human case of the H3N8 strain of avian flu, but health authorities say there is a low risk of widespread transmission among people.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Iraq says 7 dead from Congo fever since start of 2021

Seven people have died from the Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever since the start of last year after coming into contact with livestock in southern Iraq, health authorities said Monday.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Pet therapy: How dogs, cats and horses help improve human well-being

We've all heard of the psychotherapy couch, and the dynamic between a client and their human therapist. But perhaps less well known is the increasingly popular pet therapy. And no, that's not therapy for your pet—it's the ...

Neuroscience

Converting sound to touch

According to estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO) more than 5% of the world's population is affected by hearing loss and deafness, which is mostly caused by loss of hair cells in the ear. For future treatment, ...

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