Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What makes a country better prepared for a pandemic?

A new study has found that countries that had national policies aimed at preventing disease fared better during the global pandemic than those that did not.


A prescription for improving medical communication

As we approach the four-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, health misinformation continues to be pervasive and negatively impact public health. The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that, in ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Researchers find 2.8% of pregnancies were exposed to opioids

Opioid use during pregnancy may lead to adverse long-term infant and child outcomes. Targeted public health strategies have been employed to reduce opioid use in reproductive-aged persons, but there has been a lack of research ...


Vitamin D deficiency associated with increased mortality risk

A study of more than 300,000 adults in the United Kingdom has found support for a causal relationship between vitamin D deficiency and mortality. These findings suggest a need for public health strategies to maintain healthy ...

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