Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China says WHO coronavirus experts to visit from Thursday

Ten World Health Organization scientists will visit China from Thursday to probe the origins of COVID-19, authorities said Monday, more than a year after the pandemic began and amid accusations Beijing has tried to thwart ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO says 'will do everything' to find COVID-19 origins

The World Health Organization insisted Monday it would do everything possible to find the animal origins of COVID-19, insisting that knowledge was vital to preventing future outbreaks.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

International virus sleuths expected to go to China soon: WHO

The World Health Organization said Monday it had received reassurances from Beijing that international experts would soon be able to travel to China to help investigate the animal origins of COVID-19.

Cardiology

Two-thirds of U.S. adults have recommended stroke knowledge

(HealthDay)—In 2017, 67.5 percent of U.S. adults had knowledge of the five signs and symptoms of stroke and the immediate need to call emergency medical services, according to research published in the Nov. 6 issue of the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Syphilis may have spread through Europe before Columbus

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease—and while commonly dismissed due to the availability of modern treatments, it is in fact spreading at an alarming rate: In recent decades, more than 10 million people around the ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

CDC: 2017 to 2018 saw decline in teen birth rates across states

(HealthDay)—From 2017 to 2018, there were declines in teenage birth rates in most states and across race and Hispanic origin, according to the July 10 National Vital Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S. Centers ...

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