Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO urges calm as China virus death toll reaches 2,000

The death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak surged to 2,000 on Wednesday, as Chinese and international health officials warned against excessive measures to contain the epidemic.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A Zika vaccine could save suffering and costs

Global climate change has raised concerns that mosquito-borne diseases could become increasingly prevalent in the United States as warmer temperatures lead to increased mosquito activity.

Health

Strongest link yet between nitrites and cancer

Researchers from Queen's University Belfast have questioned the World Health Organisation's blanket classification of processed meat as carcinogenic after finding significant evidence gaps between processed meat treated with ...

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.

Psychology & Psychiatry

With one suicide every 40 seconds, WHO urges action

Nearly 800,000 people commit suicide each year—more than those killed by war and homicide or breast cancer, the World Health Organization said Monday, urging action to avert the tragedies.

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