Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The DRC's Ebola outbreak has all the makings of a humanitarian crisis

It's been eight months since the start of the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). By the beginning of April, almost 700 people have succumbed to the disease, making this the second worst Ebola ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists expose hidden risks of diarrhoeal disease

A rapidly evolving new subspecies of the cryptosporidium parasite—a leading cause of diarrhoeal disease in children worldwide—has been revealed by scientists at the University of East Anglia.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bone health influenced by fetal life and early care

Physical exercise is known to make bones stronger but according to a new study, maternal health and its impact on the pace of a girl's development can also shape her adult bone strength—with implications for fracture risk ...

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