Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ebola deaths in Uganda climb to four: health ministry

A total of four people have died from the highly contagious Ebola virus in Uganda, where the authorities declared an outbreak earlier this week, health officials said on Friday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Uganda confirms 7 Ebola cases, races to halt outbreak

Uganda confirmed seven Ebola infections Thursday as authorities try to track down 43 contacts of known Ebola patients two days after authorities in the East African country announced an outbreak of the contagious disease.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Growing cholera outbreak in Syria infects hundreds, 39 dead

A deadly cholera outbreak in Syria has killed at least 39 people and infected hundreds more this past month, health officials said Wednesday, raising concerns about whether the war-torn country can put a stop to its spread.

Medical economics

Telehealth makes hearing health care more equitable

According to the World Health Organization, 1.6 billion people across the globe are living with hearing loss. Much of that is preventable, stemming from excessive noise, untreated ear infections, and exposure to ototoxic ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Alzheimer's disease: Five things to know

Alzheimer's disease, a devastating neuro-degenerative condition that causes dementia, affects more than 30 million people worldwide and remains an illness for which there is no cure.

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