Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Kidney protein as potential target for treating autoimmune diseases

Approximately 23.5 million people in the U.S. have an autoimmune disease, and some studies suggest that number could be rising. New research using a mouse model for multiple sclerosis has uncovered a potential new area to ...

Vaccination

Rates for measles, other vaccinations dip for kindergartners

A smaller portion of U.S. children got routine vaccinations required for kindergarten during the pandemic, government researchers said Thursday, raising concerns that measles and other preventable diseases could increase.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Experts discuss trajectory of omicron variant, pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic rolls into its third year, many of us have more questions than ever about how or when the pandemic will end. One of the subjects we've seen discussed a lot is whether COVID is becoming "endemic"—but, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Measles cases, deaths surging in Afghanistan: WHO

A raging measles outbreak in Afghanistan infected tens of thousands and killed more than 150 people last month alone, the World Health Organization said Friday, warning of more deaths.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What is the omicron variant of COVID-19? What do we know about it?

You may have seen headlines recently about the omicron variant of COVID-19, or read about it on social media. There's still a great deal of uncertainty about this new variant, and some of the information people are sharing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Afghanistan faces raging measles outbreak: WHO

A raging measles outbreak has sickened thousands and killed nearly 100 in crisis-ravaged Afghanistan this year, the World Health Organization said Friday, warning that many more would die without urgent action.

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