Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Young, but vulnerable to COVID-19

Although populations in countries in the Global South are on average younger than in Europe, they might be more vulnerable to severe forms of COVID-19. One reason for this is the higher proportion of people at working age ...

Pediatrics

Globally, 11 percent of children live with one of four disabilities

(HealthDay)—Overall, 11.2 percent of the 2.6 billion children and adolescents worldwide had one of the following in 2017: childhood epilepsy, intellectual disability, vision loss, or hearing loss, according to a study published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Humans to blame for spread of coronavirus and other 'zoonoses'

Whether it came from a bat or a pangolin is not certain, but one thing is: the coronavirus outbreak that has killed tens of thousands and turned the world upside down comes from the animal world.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coordinated response needed to fight coronavirus pandemic

Just like you can't treat a termite infestation by fumigating only one room in a house, you can't control the coronavirus pandemic by targeting interventions to a specific region or country, says Stanford scholar Matthew ...

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