Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO identifying potential pandemic pathogens

The World Health Organization said on Monday it was thrashing out a new list of priority pathogens that risk sparking pandemics or outbreaks and should be kept under close observation.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Greenspaces should support mental health among young adults

Even though many global cities incorporate greenspaces such as pocket parks and community gardens into their urban planning efforts, new UBC research shows those plans often fail to include the needs of youth and young adults ...

Medical economics

Vaccine fears 'not to blame' for low uptake among poor

Low vaccination rates in poorer countries have little to do with so-called "vaccine hesitancy" according to a study that examined access to COVID-19 tools across 14 low-income countries.

Medical research

What allegations of Alzheimer's research fraud mean for patients

Alzheimer's disease is the most prevalent form of dementia and, with a rapidly aging global population, it is fueling unprecedented demand for costly patient care. There have been an estimated 400 clinical studies since the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

AI drives quest for new antivirals to fight outbreaks

Research into drugs to treat mosquito-borne flaviviruses such as Zika and dengue as well as COVID-19 will benefit from a major funding boost, says a group of international scientists using artificial intelligence to discover ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

The case for companionship during labor and birth

Strong support from women and their partners for companionship during labor and birth is being limited by inadequate hospital infrastructure, restrictive policies, work practices and mixed views from health providers, a new ...

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