Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Europe 'epicentre' of monkeypox outbreak: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday Europe remained the epicenter of the global monkeypox outbreak, which posed a "real risk" with more than 1,500 cases reported in the region.

Addiction

Pill testing really does reduce the risk of harm for drug users

Days out from the event, festival goers for Canberra's Groovin the Moo festival were told the event would no longer be offering a free drug checking service after Pill Testing Australia, which provides the testing service, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New Orleans drops mask mandate as coronavirus numbers fall

New Orleans is largely ending a mandate requiring residents and visitors wear masks indoors as infections of the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus continue to fall, the city's mayor announced Wednesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

France restores mask rule in south as COVID cases soar

French authorities said Friday that face masks will again be required in all public spaces indoors and out in a southern region bordering Spain, after COVID infections soared this week because of the more infectious Delta ...

Health

Link found between taking illegal drugs and non-traditional sex

People who take mulitple illicit drugs are significantly more likely to engage in non-traditional sexual activities such as sex with a friend or stranger, anal sex and BDSM, according to a UK study by academics from the University ...

Addiction

Pill testing won't give people a 'green light' to use drugs

New research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) has found pill-testing services at Western Australian music festivals would not change people's intention to take ecstasy if they had not used the drug before, a common argument ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dutch government holds off on new lockdown measures, for now

The Netherlands' current partial lockdown, introduced two weeks ago amid sharply rising coronavirus infections, will likely remain in place until December, the Dutch prime minister and health minister said Tuesday, but they ...

Addiction

Researchers flush out worrying trend of designer drug use

In a sign that designer drugs are becoming more prevalent in Australia, synthetic cathinones—commonly known as 'bath salts'—have been detected in the nation's wastewater in the largest study of its kind in the country.

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