Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A new picture of dengue's growing threat

Research published today in Nature Microbiology paints a startling new picture of where dengue, the world's fastest-growing mosquito-borne virus, will spread to put more than 6 billion people at risk toward the end of the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

World must ready for global microcephaly 'epidemic': study

The world should prepare for a "global epidemic" of microcephaly, a condition which restricts head growth in foetuses, as the Zika virus takes root in new countries, researchers said Friday.

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Experts say cellphones are 'possibly carcinogenic'

(AP) -- A respected international panel of scientists says cellphones are possible cancer-causing agents, putting them in the same category as the pesticide DDT, gasoline engine exhaust and coffee.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO says swine flu deaths surge to 1,154

(AP) -- The World Health Organization said Tuesday that 1,154 swine flu victims have died since the virus emerged in April.

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WHO urges calm as China virus death toll nears 1,900

The death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak rose again on Tuesday but Chinese and international health officials sought to calm global nerves, citing a study showing most cases are mild and warning against excessive ...

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.

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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 ...

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