Infant mortality in Nigeria increased during COVID-19

Some attention has been focused on secondary health effects from COVID-19, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. The challenges of giving birth during this pandemic, especially in these countries, has little empirical ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

DR Congo records Ebola case five months after last outbreak

One Ebola case has been recorded in the Democratic Republic of Congo, five months after the latest epidemic of the disease in the country was declared over, the government said on Friday.


Child fatalities linked to OTC cold and cough meds described

(HealthDay)—Pediatric fatalities involving over-the-counter cough and cold medications (CCMs) often occur in children who are younger than 2 years of age, and they frequently involve medication administered with nontherapeutic ...


Study shines light on child deaths from birth defects

Child deaths from surgical conditions such as birth defects are too high in sub-Saharan Africa compared with high-income countries because of a lack of focus on surgical diseases in children in the region, a study finds.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Increased risk of atrial fibrillation among bereaved parents

Parents that experienced the death of a child had a 15 percent higher risk of atrial fibrillation, according to a study carried out by researchers at the Department of Global Public Health at Karolinska Institutet. The study ...

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