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.

Cardiology

Getting on top of rural Asia's blood pressure

A low-cost intervention to improve hypertension prevention and management can be cost effectively scaled up for rural communities in low- and middle-income countries, according to findings from a multi-country trial published ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 disease map: Researchers coordinate international effort

In the fight against the current pandemic, researchers of the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) at the University of Luxembourg are coordinating an international collaboration to build a COVID-19 Disease Map: ...

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