Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

DR Congo records Ebola case five months after last outbreak

One Ebola case has been recorded in the Democratic Republic of Congo, five months after the latest epidemic of the disease in the country was declared over, the government said on Friday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cholera kills 35 in Niger

A cholera epidemic has claimed 35 lives in Niger, the health ministry of the poor Sahel nation said Thursday.

Medical research

How can the world adapt to COVID-19 in the long term?

As the acute phase of the pandemic passes, COVID-19 will remain with us as an endemic disease—still around, but a manageable threat. What does this mean, and what must we do to stop it from erupting again?

Health

WHO sounds alarm on 'harmful' e-cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes and similar devices are dangerous to health and must be regulated to curb the tobacco industry's "criminal" tactics to get young people hooked on nicotine, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Over half of cardiovascular disease deaths worldwide occur in Asia

The number of people dying from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Asia is increasing rapidly, with over half of all CVD deaths globally in 2019 occurring in Asian countries, according to a state-of-the-art review paper published ...

Addiction

Opiate overdoses linked to poor mental health

The opioid epidemic is taking a deadly toll on people in disproportionate clusters from Cape Cod to San Diego, according to a new study by the University of Cincinnati.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Largely prepared': Guinea vaccinates to stop Ebola spread

A man in a navy suit grinned as he left an airbase in Guinea's capital Conakry on Wednesday after being vaccinated for Ebola, one of the first to receive the jab since the deadly disease re-emerged in the West African country.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Predicting influenza epidemics

Researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, have developed a unique method to predict influenza epidemics by combining several sources of data. The forecasts can be used, for example, when planning healthcare provision, ...

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