Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO experts to wade into tricky territory in hunt for virus origins

A year after the outbreak started, WHO experts are due in China for a highly politicised visit to explore the origins of the coronavirus, in a trip trailed by accusations of cover-ups, conspiracy and fears of a whitewash.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Israel plans 2 million vaccinated by end of January

Israel said Sunday two million people will have received a two-dose COVID-19 vaccination by the end of January, a pace Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu boasts is the world's fastest.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

International virus sleuths expected to go to China soon: WHO

The World Health Organization said Monday it had received reassurances from Beijing that international experts would soon be able to travel to China to help investigate the animal origins of COVID-19.

Oncology & Cancer

Climate change will give rise to more cancers

Climate change will bring an acute toll worldwide, with rising temperatures, wildfires and poor air quality, accompanied by higher rates of cancer, especially lung, skin and gastrointestinal cancers, according to a new report ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ventilators could be adapted to help two COVID-19 patients at once

As the first peak of the COVID-19 pandemic approached, governments feared there would not be enough ventilators—machines that 'breathe' for patients when they cannot do so themselves—to help all those who needed one.

Economics & Business

Female circumcision: why bans are no panacea

On 13 July 2020, Sudan's transitional government made a major announcement about female circumcision. Not only will the government ban the practice, but it will mandate prison terms for those who perform it. Hailed by the ...

Radiology & Imaging

Social media and radiology—the good, the bad, and the ugly

Bradley Spieler, MD, Vice Chairman of Radiology Research at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, is the lead author of a Radiology Research Alliance paper examining the usefulness of social media in Radiology. It is ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

World must work together on health crises: vaccine group chief

The coronavirus crisis should be a wake-up call for the international community to stop the "boom and bust" cycle of vaccine research and public health preparation, the head of the global vaccine alliance has said.

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