Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vietnam on alert as common virus kills 81 children

(AP) -- Vietnam's prime minister has put the country on alert as an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease continues to surge, killing 81 children and sickening more than 32,000 people nationwide so far this year, officials ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Childhood virus kills 70 in Vietnam

(AP) -- A health official says a surging outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease in Vietnam has killed 70 people so far this year and infected more than 23,000, mostly children under 5.

Cardiology

The Medical Minute: Stroke awareness

A stroke is sudden brain injury caused by a sudden vascular (blood vessel) compromise. There are two major types of strokes. An ischemic stroke occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain is blocked by clot or other debris. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Preschools shut as virus outbreak rages in Vietnam

(AP) -- More than a dozen kindergartens in Vietnam have closed to deal with an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease that has killed 109 children and sickening more than 52,000 this year, an official and state-run media ...

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 ...

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