Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Japan rolls out vaccine slowly, despite looming Olympics

Three months before it hosts the Olympics—the biggest international event since the pandemic began—Japan has fully vaccinated less than one percent of its population in a cautious, slow-moving programme.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dutch extend COVID curfew, except for vote next week

The Netherlands will extend its controversial coronavirus curfew until March 31, with exceptions for a general election next week, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Monday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dutch propose curfew to rein in virus; will ban more flights

The Dutch government wants to impose a curfew as part of beefed-up restrictions to rein in the spread of a new more contagious virus variant that already accounts for at least one in 10 Dutch infections.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

German agency slams too many 'exceptions' to virus rules

Germany's Robert Koch Institute (RKI) health agency on Thursday called for stronger measures to bring down coronavirus infections, noting many people not doing enough to reduce social contacts.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Malaysia declares virus emergency, sparking anger

Malaysia's king declared a nationwide state of emergency Tuesday to fight a coronavirus surge that is overwhelming hospitals, but critics charged it was a bid by an unstable government to cling to power.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virus rages in German regions with far-right leanings

As Germany battles a second wave of COVID-19, a pattern has begun to emerge: Many of the hardest-hit places are those with strong support for the far right. Coincidence?

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Does general anesthesia increase dementia risk?

There are concerns that exposure to general anesthesia during surgery may contribute to an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease. To investigate, researchers compared exposure to general anesthesia versus regional anesthesia ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New Zealand PM says 'we beat the virus again'

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared on Monday New Zealand "beat the virus again" and announced restrictions in the country's largest city would be eased, after a second COVID-19 wave was contained.

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