Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lockdown can wait: Sweden goes its own way

While most of Europe is firmly locked down in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19, Sweden is taking a softer line, keeping primary schools, restaurants and bars open and even encouraging people to go outside for a nip of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US official on virus: 'Every chance that we could be Italy'

The U.S. surgeon general said Monday that the United States is about where Italy was two weeks ago in the coronavirus struggle, a sign that infections are expected to rise in America as the government steps up testing and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Denmark announces first coronavirus case

Denmark reported its first coronavirus case Thursday, a man who had returned from a skiing holiday in northern Italy which has become a hotspot for the disease.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Nearly 200 evacuees to leave coronavirus quarantine in US

Nearly 200 evacuees prepared Tuesday to end their two-week quarantine at a Southern California military base where they have been living since flying out of China during a deadly viral outbreak.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Canada confirms first virus case

Canadian health authorities on Monday confirmed the country's first case of a deadly coronavirus that originated in China and said the patient's wife had also tested positive.

Medications

FDA approves drug for most deadly form of tuberculosis

(HealthDay)—A new drug has been approved as part of a powerful, three-pronged treatment regimen for the most deadly strain of tuberculosis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday.

Medications

Canada opioid deaths top 10,000

More than 10,000 Canadians have died of opioid-related overdoses since a public health crisis erupted in 2016, according to new data released Wednesday.

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