Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Low back pain is prevalent among workers and may be underreported

Low back pain affects more than a quarter of working adults, often affecting their ability to work. However, these estimates may be underreported. Survey findings are published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Explainer: Why this Ebola outbreak is a special challenge

More than 1,000 deaths have now been confirmed in eastern Congo's Ebola outbreak, the second-worst in history behind the West African one in 2014-16 that killed more than 11,300 people. Attacks on health workers are badly ...

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Novel healthcare program for former prisoners reduces recidivism

A healthcare program tailored to the needs of recently released prisoners can significantly reduce recidivism, according to a new study led by a Yale researcher. The findings show how an approach that provides community-based ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study finds low hand hygiene compliance on ICUs

Healthcare workers on intensive care units (ICUs) are regularly missing opportunities to clean their hands during the care of patients, despite its critical importance for infection control, according to new research being ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The DRC's Ebola outbreak has all the makings of a humanitarian crisis

It's been eight months since the start of the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). By the beginning of April, almost 700 people have succumbed to the disease, making this the second worst Ebola ...

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