Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New foot-and-mouth disease strain spreads from N. Africa: UN

A new strain of foot-and-mouth disease has been detected in the Gaza Strip, the UN food agency announced on Wednesday, saying this confirmed fears of a spread following outbreaks in Egypt and Libya.

Health

More poor kids in more poor places, study finds

Persistent high poverty is most prevalent among children, with those living in rural America disproportionally impacted, according to researchers from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Predicting hotspots for future flu outbreaks

(Medical Xpress)—This year's unusually long and rocky flu season would be nothing compared to the pandemic that could occur if bird flu became highly contagious among humans, which is why UCLA researchers and their colleagues ...

Medical research

A new target for alcoholism treatment: Kappa opioid receptors

The list of brain receptor targets for opiates reads like a fraternity: Mu Delta Kappa. The mu opioid receptor is the primary target for morphine and endogenous opioids like endorphin, whereas the delta opioid receptor shows ...

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