Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Xi urges steps to 'protect' lives as China battles Covid wave

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged officials on Monday to take steps to protect lives in his first public remarks on COVID-19 since Beijing dramatically loosened hardline containment measures this month.

Medical economics

Elderly and poor most likely to miss appointments: Study

A new study has found that people over the age of 85 and those of lower socioeconomic status are the most likely to miss NHS appointments, with common reasons including transport issues, forgetfulness and family commitments.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

TB is once again the deadliest disease in Africa. What went wrong?

Effective tuberculosis (TB) treatment has been available for the past 60 years. But TB remains the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent. It ranks above HIV and AIDS and others. This is partly because of the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China announces nationwide loosening of COVID restrictions

China announced Wednesday a nationwide loosening of its hardline COVID restrictions that had hammered the world's second biggest economy and ignited rare protests against the ruling Communist Party.

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