Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What was once unthinkable becomes thinkable

Lockdown has been an experience of self-discovery for many Kiwis. A line I've heard from a couple of academics is that they were surprised how well their solitary scholarly habits had prepared them for self-isolation. They ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study shows middle-age COVID-19 mortality risk

Middle-aged people, and not just the elderly, have a dramatically higher risk of dying or developing serious illness from COVID-19, new research from Britain showed Tuesday.

Diabetes

Diabetes-related lower-extremity complications increasing

(HealthDay)—Diabetes-related lower-extremity complications (DRLECs) are a large and increasing contributor to the global burden of disability, according to a study published online March 5 in Diabetes Care.

Addiction

Addiction in paradise: Seychelles battles heroin crisis

On a plain suburban street in Seychelles, far from the idyllic coastline and luxury resorts pampering honeymooners and paradise-seekers, heroin addicts queue anxiously for their daily dose of methadone.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

TB drug price slashed in global push to thwart killer disease

A pharmaceutical multinational on Thursday slashed the price of a key anti-tuberculosis drug boosting the battle against the world's deadliest infectious disease, as a new treatment was also set to begin extensive testing.

Health

Population shift resulting in fewer homicides

The international homicide rate has dropped 20 percent since 1990 and a new study concludes it's likely not due to changes in domestic policies or current events.

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