Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Germany to begin easing virus curbs

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday announced first steps in undoing coronavirus restrictions that have plunged the economy into a recession, with most shops allowed to open although schools must stay closed until ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Test 'every suspected case' of COVID-19: WHO

The World Health Organization called Monday for countries to test every suspected case of COVID-19, as the rest of the world registered more cases and deaths in the pandemic than China.

Health

Meat-free champions lick their lips as market booms

Beef-free burgers, egg-free omelettes and milk-free ice cream—meat and dairy alternatives have shot to the top of the menu, and producers are facing up to the challenges of going mainstream.

Medications

Counterfeit medicine a 'growing threat': EU study

Counterfeit medicine is a "growing threat" in Europe, causing serious illness or even death and costing the pharmaceutical industry billions every year, according to a study published Wednesday.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Women gain weight when job demands are high

Heavy pressures at work seem to predispose women to weight gain, irrespective of whether they have received an academic education. This is shown in a study of more than 3,800 people in Sweden.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Elite athletes need hobbies, too

Elite sport demands of athletes that they give the utmost of both body and mind. That physical rest is needed after training and competing is generally accepted, but relatively little consideration is given to mental recovery, ...

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