Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New treatment pathways for hepatitis C

A newly published Burnet Institute study has demonstrated the feasibility and effectiveness of simplified clinical pathways for treatment of hepatitis C (HCV) in Myanmar.

Health

WHO sounds alarm on 'harmful' e-cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes and similar devices are dangerous to health and must be regulated to curb the tobacco industry's "criminal" tactics to get young people hooked on nicotine, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday.

Addiction

An Olympic controversy: Do marijuana and athletics mix?

Track and field star Sha'Carri Richardson's medal-winning hopes were dashed when she tested positive for THC, the main intoxicating compound found in marijuana, disqualifying her from the Tokyo Olympics with a one-month suspension. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Increased testing needed to fight delta strain in Europe: WHO

Increased free testing, contact tracing and other steps are needed to fight the COVID-19 Delta variant, now dominant in much of Europe, the World Health Organization and the EU's disease agency warned Friday.

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