Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ebola death toll rises to 75 in DR Congo

The death toll from an outbreak of Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 75, the health ministry said Monday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

DR Congo's Ebola outbreak coming to an end: minister

An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo is just weeks away from being defeated, after claiming 29 lives, the country's health minister said Thursday.

Medications

Opioids killed nearly 4,000 in Canada last year: official

The opioid crisis claimed nearly 4,000 lives in Canada last year, mainly from overdoses of the powerful painkiller fentanyl, the public health agency said Tuesday, warning of a worsening situation.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hundreds of children sickened, dead in Papua health crisis

Some 800 children have been sickened by a measles-and-malnutrition outbreak in Indonesia's remote Papua province, officials said Thursday, with as many as 100 other people, mostly toddlers, feared to have been killed.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Measles, malnutrition kill nearly 100 in Indonesia's Papua

A measles outbreak and a spike in cases of malnutrition in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province have killed at least 95 people, mostly indigenous children, highlighting severely inadequate health care in the impoverished ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

San Diego County sees slowdown in Hepatitis A cases

San Diego County is seeing a slowdown in the number of cases of Hepatitis A from an average of 84 per week this summer to only two in the first three weeks of December.

Medications

Lifesaver or distraction? Police split on anti-overdose drug

The sheriff of Clermont County firmly believes it's a call of duty for his deputies to carry a nasal spray that brings people back from the brink of death by drug overdose. Less than 50 miles away, his counterpart in Butler ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Madagascar plague death toll climbs to 124

The death toll from Madagascar's plague outbreak has reached 124, officials said Tuesday, as they cautiously welcomed a slowdown in infections.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mental health concerns in aftermath of Puerto Rico hurricane

Locked out of his home and with nowhere else to go, Wilfredo Ortiz Marrero rode out Hurricane Maria inside a Jeep, which was lifted off its wheels by floodwaters in the parking lot. He then endured days without enough food ...

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