Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Emerging viral diseases causing serious issues in west Africa

In a new study, researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus call attention to the emergence of mosquito-borne viral outbreaks in West Africa, such as dengue ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The effect of climate change on disease

Just as snowbirds flock to warmer climes when winter settles in, wild creatures seek out weather that suits them. But a changing climate is moving that comfort zone for many animals, including disease-carrying mosquitoes ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Want to save the planet? Stop trying to be its friend

A new theory suggests that we think of our relationship with the environment like a social exchange, leading to the belief that 'environmentally friendly' behavior can compensate for 'harmful' behavior.

Health

Learning to change important for improving practice

(HealthDay)—Although physicians typically struggle with change, relying on habits created in their practice, learning to change is important in order to improve practices and better deal with the changes sweeping through ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pandemic risk: How large are the expected losses?

The worldwide spread of a serious infectious disease could result in pandemic-related deaths of 700,000 and annual economic losses of $500 billion, according to a study in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization. Victoria ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Climate change should not affect near elimination of malaria

Some good news in the face of climate change has emerged from health economists: a study into the health economics of combatting malaria in countries nearing elimination has shown that climate change will not have too great ...

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