Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sweden tops EU virus case rates

For the first time this year, Sweden's incidence rate of coronavirus cases has topped European Union figures, the EU's health authority said Thursday, but associated deaths are among the lowest.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Germany COVID-19 infections pass 3 million: official

The number of COVID-19 infections in Germany has crossed the three million mark, according to figures published Monday by the Robert Koch Institute disease control centre.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Four towns in northern Spain quarantined: official

Four towns in Spain's northeastern Catalonia region were put under quarantine on Thursday, the civil protection agency said, in a first in the country.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Women in large urban areas at higher risk of postpartum depression

Women living in large urban centres in Canada with more than 500 000 inhabitants were at higher risk of postpartum depression than women in other areas, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Medications

Opioid prescription is on the increase

More and more opioids are being prescribed for pain relief in Germany. This is the conclusion arrived at by Ingrid Schubert, Peter Ihle, and Rainer Sabatowski, whose study of a sample of inhabitants of the state of Hesse ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cigarette smoke boosts virulence in Staphylococcus aureus

Exposure to cigarette smoke has long been associated with increased frequency of respiratory infections—which are harder to treat in smoke-exposed people than in those who lack such exposures. Now Ritwij Kulkarni of Columbia ...

Other

Spain tops table for organ-donations: study

Spain provided a record number of donors of bodily organs in 2011 as the number of transplants in Europe rose, the health ministry said Wednesday.

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