Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Emergency vaccination for deadly DR Congo measles outbreak: UN

The UN health agency on Wednesday said it would carry out an emergency vaccination campaign in six DR Congo provinces to counter an outbreak of measles that has killed 3,600 since the start of the year.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Venezuela urged to stop spread of measles, diphtheria

The Pan American Health Organization on Friday painted a bleak picture of Venezuela's healthcare system, calling for urgent action to stop the transmission of measles and diphtheria amid an intensifying crisis that has seen ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO warns of measles outbreak across Europe

The World Health Organization warned Tuesday of large measles outbreaks in countries where immunisation has dropped, after more than 500 cases of the highly contagious disease were reported across Europe in January.

Neuroscience

Scientists pinpoint brain-swelling mechanism

A team of UBC researchers has made a significant discovery uncovering the cause of brain swelling after trauma to the head. Their research, published today in Cell, paves the way for a preventative drug treatment for severe ...

Neuroscience

Timing is key for traumatic brain injury treatment

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered two potential treatments for traumatic brain injury that are most effective when given at different stages after the injury has occurred.

Neuroscience

New hope for premature babies at risk of brain damage

(Medical Xpress)—Babies who suffer a bleed on their brain could be saved from debilitating brain damage after researchers at the University of Birmingham found that a new drug can prevent the swelling of the organ which ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Deer ticks carry yet another bacterial threat

(HealthDay)—People who go outdoors in several regions of the United States may have something else to worry about. Scientists report that there's another troublesome germ hiding in the deer tick that already harbors the ...

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