Psychology & Psychiatry

Living in history: How some historical events shape our memory

If you are resident of New Orleans, how would you describe personal events that occurred shortly before August 2005? Would you refer to them as happening "back in July of 2005" or would you describe them as happening "just ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

State of medical emergency in north Angola over polio case

The northern Angolan province of Uige has declared a state of medical emergency after a 14-month-old boy tested positive for polio, which has made a resurgence in the country, UNICEF said Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The collision of civil war and threat of global pandemics

There are 30 civil wars underway around the globe, where civilians are dealing with death and destruction as well as public health emergencies exacerbated by the deadly march of conflict.

Surgery

Gettysburg offers lessons on battlefield medicine

(AP)—As gunshots ravaged the bodies of tens of thousands of soldiers at the Battle of Gettysburg 150 years ago, military doctors responded with a method of treatment that is still the foundation of combat medicine today.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

West Africa counts economic cost as Ebola outbreak ends

Gold miner Dauda Kamanda has never been rich, but before Ebola hit Sierra Leone he was getting by selling the nuggets he unearthed to traders who exported them across Africa and the Middle East.

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