Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Brazil launches dengue vaccination amid outbreak

Brazil launched a dengue fever immunization campaign Friday, becoming the first country in the world to provide the vaccine through its public health system as it deals with a surge in cases.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers start to find clues on the trail of long COVID

Tens of millions of people across the world are thought to suffer from long COVID, but four years after the pandemic was declared this elusive condition still cannot be tested for—let alone treated.

Health

WHO weighs up AI risks and benefits for health care

Generative artificial intelligence could transform health care through things like drug development and quicker diagnoses, but the World Health Organization warned Thursday of the potential pitfalls in rushing to embrace ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What is Disease X? How scientists are preparing for the next pandemic

The term "Disease X" was coined years ago as a way of getting scientists to work on medical countermeasures for unknown infectious threats—novel coronaviruses like the one that causes COVID-19, for example—instead of ...

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