Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

South Sudan measles outbreak raises questions about vaccines

Despondent, Akon Mathiong points to two small mounds of dirt where she buried her grandsons, 4 and 5 years old, last month. They died after contracting measles in one of the worst-hit areas of South Sudan's latest outbreak.

Neuroscience

Taking the reins on multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis doesn't have to be an ending. With proper treatment and management, patients can manage the disease's often unpredictable nature.

Medical economics

Nearly 1 in 3 US physicians were born abroad

At a time when immigration is a hot-button issue, the American health care system is highly dependent on professionals born in other countries, an analysis of U.S. census data shows.

Other

About 15,000 strike at University of California hospitals

About 15,000 medical workers on Tuesday started a three-day strike at five University of California medical centers amid a dispute over pay raises and job security, forcing the cancellation and rescheduling of thousands of ...

Surgery

A safer way to handle surgical scalpel blades

When tasked with redesigning a medical device, four biomedical engineering majors focused their attention on scalpels. Specifically, the blade packaging for the tool.

Medications

Ohio imposes strict rule on workers' back surgery, opioids

Ohio residents with work-related back injuries in most cases must try remedies like rest, physical therapy and chiropractic care before turning to spinal fusion surgery and prescription painkillers under a groundbreaking ...

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