Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Brazil virus death toll passes 130,000

Brazil's death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 130,000 Friday, amid cautious optimism over signs the virus is finally slowing in the hard-hit South American country.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Human activity to blame for virus spread: study

Diseases such as the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe could become more common as human activity destroys habitats and forces disease-carrying wild animals into ever-closer proximity with us, a major study showed on Wednesday.

Diabetes

Indigenous group tackles diabetes with storytelling

When Emily's mother lay dying of kidney failure from years of diabetes, Emily begged the doctors to take her kidney and transplant it into her mom. But the doctors refused —Emily had diabetes too. She would need both kidneys ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pneumococcal rates plunge after widespread vaccination of infants

The number of young children contracting the most common strains of potentially fatal pneumococcal disease has plummeted 97% since the universal vaccination against this bacterial disease began in 2005, with unvaccinated ...

Health

Genetic protection against arsenic

Evolution has not only controlled human development over millions of years, it also has an impact on modern man. This is one of the conclusions of a study of Argentinian villagers in the Andes, where the water contains high ...

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