Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cholera kills over 2,300 in Nigeria's worst outbreak in years

Cholera has killed more than 2,300 people and infected thousands more, mostly children, in Nigeria since the start of the year, a senior health official said on Monday, in the nation's worst outbreak in years.

Psychology & Psychiatry

OCD in a pandemic: Extra handwashing is not distressing for most

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were concerned infection control measures such as extra hand washing and social distancing might compound the distress of people living with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cyprus reports 3-month high in virus cases

Cyprus health authorities on Wednesday reported a three-month high of new COVID-19 infections, 13 cases, including seven from a cluster in the southern port city of Limassol.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study shows Spain far from having 'herd immunity' to virus

A second round of random testing in Spain for antibodies to the new coronavirus indicates that a third of those infected do not develop symptoms, Spanish health authorities said Thursday.

Health

Pandemic exposes deep flaws in Canadian home care system

The pandemic has infiltrated long-term care facilities, infecting staff and residents alike and resulting in scores of deaths. Now one U of T Mississauga sociologist is sounding the alarm for a hidden population that is also ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Italy says face masks less important than distancing

One of Italy's top public health officials warned Monday that wearing face masks should not give people a false sense of security against the new coronavirus.

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