Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO warns of pandemic risk after virus peaks in China

The new coronavirus has peaked in China but could still grow into a pandemic, the World Health Organization has warned, as infections mushroom in other countries.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

EU sees 'moderate to high' risk of more virus clusters

EU health officials foresee a "moderate to high" risk of more new coronavirus clusters of the type happening in northern Italy, they said in a statement after a meeting Monday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO experts visit Chinese virus epicentre

Experts from the World Health Organization have visited the locked-down central Chinese city at the epicentre of the deadly global coronavirus outbreak, Chinese authorities said Monday.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

CDC: 19.2 percent of unpaid caregivers in fair, poor health

(HealthDay)—Almost 20 percent of informal caregivers in the United States report being in fair or poor health, with considerable variation between states, according to research published in the Feb. 21 issue of the U.S. ...

Health

Vaccine effectiveness 45 percent for flu virus linked to ARI

The overall vaccine effectiveness (VE) against any influenza virus associated with medically attended acute respiratory illness (ARI) is 45 percent for the current influenza season, according to research published in the ...

Diabetes

Bariatric surgery effective against early-onset obesity

Surgical treatment of obesity is as effective for individuals who developed the disorder early, by the age of 20, as for those who have developed obesity later in life, a study from the University of Gothenburg shows.

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