Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UN says Ebola outbreak in Congo still not a global emergency

The World Health Organization on Friday said the Ebola outbreak in Congo—which spilled into Uganda this week—is an "extraordinary event" of deep concern but does not yet merit being declared a global emergency.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Seniors struggle with anxiety when personal needs not met

Older adults who struggle with dressing, bathing and preparing meals, but don't get the help they need, may experience high levels of anxiety that can lead to adverse consequences, such as wearing soiled clothes or going ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Measles cases soar worldwide, UN warns of 'complacency'

Just 10 countries were responsible for three-quarters of a global surge in measles cases last year, the UN children's agency said Friday, including one of the world's richest nations, France.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Be yourself at work—It's healthier and more productive

At work, it's healthier and more productive just to be yourself, according to a new study from Rice University, Texas A&M University, the University of Memphis, Xavier University, Portland State University and the University ...

Medical research

Interactive websites may cause antismoking messages to backfire

Health communicators should carefully choose interactive features for their websites because tools that can make some websites more engaging for some audiences could actually discourage other users from adopting healthy behaviors, ...

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