Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Brazil launches dengue vaccination amid outbreak

Brazil launched a dengue fever immunization campaign Friday, becoming the first country in the world to provide the vaccine through its public health system as it deals with a surge in cases.


WHO weighs up AI risks and benefits for health care

Generative artificial intelligence could transform health care through things like drug development and quicker diagnoses, but the World Health Organization warned Thursday of the potential pitfalls in rushing to embrace ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

How does owning a mobile phone impact infant birth weight?

Every year an estimated 20 million babies worldwide are born with low birth weight, according to the World Health Organization, leading to a wide range of significant short- and long-term consequences. Though you may think ...

Medical economics

States begin tapping Medicaid dollars to combat gun violence

To tackle America's gun problem, a growing number of states are using Medicaid dollars to pay for community-based programs intended to stop shootings. The idea is to boost resources for violence prevention programs, which ...

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