Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Masks don't just save lives, they also boost economy

The economy and coronavirus pandemic were two of the top issues for voters in the 2020 election, according to exit poll surveys. Notably, 52% of voters said controlling the pandemic was more important, even if it hurts the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study finds involuntary psychiatric detentions on the rise

The rate at which Americans are held against their will and forced to undergo mental health evaluations and even state-ordered confinement—lasting anywhere from a few days to years—has risen sharply over the past decade, ...

Ophthalmology

Blindness and sight loss to double by 2050

Blindness and severe vision impairment is predicted to affect almost 900 million people worldwide by 2050—up from around 338 million today, according to a new pre-print study accepted by The Lancet and highlighted on World ...

Health

Climate change could bring heat 'health crisis' to U.S. cities

(HealthDay)—Some of the leading hotspots in the United States are on track to become even more sweltering in the coming decades—thanks to a combination of greenhouse gas emissions, urban development and population growth.

Oncology & Cancer

Considerable national costs attributed to cancer medical care

(HealthDay)—The national costs attributed to medical care for cancer are considerable and are projected to increase 34 percent by 2030 based on population growth, according to a study published online June 10 in Cancer ...

Health

Postcode lottery for NHS orthotics patients

Specialist orthotics care for patients with mobility issues varies significantly depending on where they live, new research by Staffordshire University reveals.

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