Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Refugee camps vulnerable to COVID-19 outbreaks

A COVID-19 outbreak in a refugee settlement will likely overwhelm the available healthcare capacity and infrastructure and spread through nearly the entire settlement population if left unchecked, according to a new study ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cuba plans cautious reopening to tourists

Cuba is planning to welcome tourists with COVID-19 tests and limit their contact with locals as part of a raft of measures designed to get its vital tourism industry back up and running.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mexico to reopen construction, mining, auto manufacturing

Mexico's top advisory body on the coronavirus pandemic said Tuesday it has issued guidelines that would allow for the re-opening of construction, mining, and car and truck manufacturing.

Medical research

Study explores med student mental-health peer support

A group of Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry students are emphasizing the value of peer support in promoting mental health and wellness among their ranks with an initiative they hope will change the way medical students ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Easter Island inhabitants turn to tradition to tackle virus troubles

Inhabitants of Easter Island are leaning on a traditional form of ancestral discipline to overcome a coronavirus-imposed lockdown that threatens the Pacific island's vital tourism sector, and consequently their livelihoods.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Report helps develop WHO guidelines for COVID-19

The World Health Organisation's (WHO's) new ethical guidelines for research on COVID-19 have been developed using a report co-authored by an expert from the University of York.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus forcing parents to skip kids' vaccinations: UNICEF

The novel coronavirus pandemic that has forced billions of people across the globe to stay home is making parents skip routine immunisations for their kids, the United Nations children's agency UNICEF warned Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus could hit homeless hard, and that could hit everyone hard

As the number of cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, continues to grow, the nation is on edge. Doctors and scientists do not know what percentage of the general population has been infected and what ...

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