Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO to assess if monkeypox an international health emergency

The World Health Organization said Tuesday it would hold an emergency meeting next week to determine whether to classify the global monkeypox outbreak as a public health emergency of international concern.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China tightens controls as more virus cases reported

China instituted new COVID-19 restrictions Saturday that included urging the public not to leave Beijing and closing schools in Shanghai while the leader of Hong Kong warned that its coronavirus outbreak has yet to reach ...

Oncology & Cancer

Protecting people with cancer from COVID-19

How does cancer affect immunity against COVID-19, even if a person is vaccinated? It's a question that's been on the minds of many since Colin Powell's death from COVID-19 complications after battling multiple myeloma.

Cardiology

Q&A: COVID-19 vaccination and heart issues

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have been hearing about an increase in the number of young people who are developing heart issues, including myocarditis, after being vaccinated for COVID-19. Can you explain this condition? I have a 15-year-old ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Link between obesity and COVID-19 may not be what it seems

Obesity is frequently cited as a risk factor for severe COVID-19, but the role of weight bias and discrimination in that risk demands further investigation, according to Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, an associate professor of family ...

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