Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

During coronavirus hospital surge, a midwife recommends home birth

For many health-care providers who worked through the 2003 SARS epidemic, especially in epicentres, like Toronto, the COVID-19 pandemic is a reminder of the many lessons health-care providers learned at that time. Social ...

Pediatrics

Almost one-third of school students bullied

Adolescent boys from lower socio-economic backgrounds are most likely to be the victims of bullying, according to the first comprehensive study of school bullying around the world.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

World has 'window of opportunity' to halt virus spread: WHO chief

The dramatic measures taken by China to rein in the deadly new coronavirus outbreak have prevented significant spread abroad, providing a "window of opportunity" to halt transmission, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

Oncology & Cancer

Cervical cancer could be eliminated within a century

Cervical cancer could be eliminated worldwide as a public health issue within the next century. This is the conclusion of two studies published today in The Lancet by an international consortium of researchers co-directed ...

Health

U.S. spends more on health care, but has worse life expectancy

(HealthDay)—The United States spends substantially more than any other wealthy nation on health care, yet it has a lower life expectancy and a higher suicide rate than other wealthy nations, according to a January data ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Explainer: A history of the measles virus and why it's so tenacious

The measles virus has been a part of human life for thousands of years. A recent study suggests that it appeared about 4,000 years ago, originating from a virus affecting livestock. That was also the time when cities were ...

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