Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Yellow fever death toll rises to at least 250 in Angola

A yellow fever epidemic in Angola has killed at least 250 people since the end of December and continues to spread, stretching limited resources, doctors and officials said Tuesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mobile technology detects, prevents disease outbreaks in Sri Lanka

A project co-funded by International Development Research Centre (IDRC) helped to create the Sri Lankan Wildlife Health Centre to monitor animal health. The findings also moved the national government to expand the role of ...


Noisy surroundings take toll on short-term memory

Have you ever noticed how tiresome it can be to follow a conversation at a noisy party? Rest assured: this is not necessarily due to bad hearing – although that might make things worse. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute ...


What sort of youth centers do young people really want?

Fifty secondary school children will debate the question 'If young people had more choice and control over the money spent on youth services, would they set up traditional youth centres?' Recent research at the University ...

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