Health

Even mild stress is linked to long-term disability

Even relatively mild stress can lead to long term disability and an inability to work, reveals a large population based study published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Genetics may explain severe flu in Chinese people

A genetic variant commonly found in Chinese people may help explain why some got seriously ill with swine flu, a discovery scientists say could help pinpoint why flu viruses hit some populations particularly hard and change ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What to know about the tropical Zika virus in Latin America

A rare tropical disease has become epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean. The mosquito-borne Zika virus usually causes a mild illness but is now suspected in an unusual birth defect and other health issues. Some things ...

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