Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Japan extends emergency amid vaccine, Olympic uncertainty

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced Tuesday that he is extending a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and nine other areas through March 7, amid growing uncertainty over the national rollout of vaccines and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Japan declares virus state of emergency in Tokyo region

Japan's government declared a month-long coronavirus state of emergency in the greater Tokyo area on Thursday as the capital reported another record surge in daily infections.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Florida virus deaths surpass 6,000 with single day record

Florida's coronavirus death toll surpassed 6,000 Tuesday as the disease claimed another 186 lives in its relentless march through the southeast US state, health officials said.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why India cases are rising to multiple peaks

In just three weeks, India went from the world's sixth to the third-worst hit country by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. India's fragile health system was bolstered during a stringent ...


Sugar tax has more public support than expected

The increase in diet-related illness has led to a high burden of costs for society. However, German policymakers, in comparison with their international counterparts, have so far been reluctant to make political interventions ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

OB/GYNs endorse over-the-counter birth control pills

(HealthDay)—Birth control pills are safe and should be sold over-the-counter without the need for a doctor's exam or prescription, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommended Tuesday.