Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Officials in north China tackle plague with poison

Chinese officials have sprayed almost 200 acres of land with poison as part of a rat and flea eradication campaign after a case of bubonic plague was reported in a northern region.

Health

Doubt cast over face mask benefit

Face masks are a common sight in some of the world's most polluted cities but a recent study has cast fresh doubt over their effectiveness.

Pediatrics

Child behavior associated with clinician sevoflurane exposure

(HealthDay)—Negative behavior among children undergoing elective ear, nose, and throat surgery is associated with higher mean and maximum sevoflurane concentrations in the anesthesiologist's breathing zone, according to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Clever' Japan firm donates high-tech masks for Ebola fight

A little-known Japanese company has donated 10,000 high-tech face masks to several Ebola-hit African nations and says it is now getting calls from New York City, which confirmed its first case of the virus Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Prudence mixes with fatalism over MERS at hajj

Mohammed Shuaib wears a mask as he walks amid a flood of Muslims arriving for the hajj, but his wariness about the deadly MERS virus that has struck Saudi Arabia doesn't seem to be widely shared.

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