Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

For Russians, humble dacha provides refuge from coronavirus

After years spent on submarines with Russia's Northern Fleet, Ivan Chernyshyov is having no problem adjusting to life on coronavirus lockdown—especially as, like many Russians, the retired sailor can escape to the countryside.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UN: Malaria outbreak kills over 4,000 in Burundi this year

An outbreak of malaria has killed over 4,000 people in Burundi so far this year, the United Nations said Wednesday, a dramatic rise over the 700 victims the government announced just two weeks ago.

Health

Experts warn of health threats from climate change

(HealthDay)—More heat waves, food shortages, and the rapid spread of some infectious diseases may occur in the future due to climate change, experts warned at the Climate & Health Meeting, held on Feb. 16 in Atlanta.

Overweight & Obesity

Yo-yo dieting might cause extra weight gain

Repeated dieting may lead to weight gain because the brain interprets the diets as short famines and urges the person to store more fat for future shortages, new research by the universities of Exeter and Bristol suggests.

Health

Yemen health services 'nearing collapse', says MSF

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Tuesday that health services in Yemen were "nearing collapse", with pregnant women dying for lack of transport and hospitals under fire from snipers.

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