Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Thousands of kids dying in northeast Nigeria, says survey

Thousands of children have died of starvation and disease in Boko Haram-ravaged northeastern Nigeria, Doctors Without Borders said Tuesday quoting a new survey that is forcing Nigerian officials to stop denying the crisis.


How to help the women and girls rescued from Islamic State

Violence against women, especially in war, is so pervasive around the world it's often not considered news. But the barbaric treatment of women by the group known as Da'esh or Islamic State (IS) has for once managed to attract ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

MSF fighting cholera outbreak in Tanzania refugee camps

Medical charity Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF, Doctors Without Borders) said Sunday it had launched emergency treatment centres in Tanzania, where thousands of Burundians fleeing unrest have been hit by cholera.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Doctor offers refugees mental health assistance from afar

Saleem Al-Nuaimi didn't know what to expect when he first visited Turkey on a medical mission in 2012 to help refugees fleeing the Syrian civil war. A psychiatric resident at the University of Alberta, Al-Nuaimi was eager ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tuberculosis genomes portray secrets of pathogen's success

By any measure, tuberculosis (TB) is a wildly successful pathogen. It infects as many as two billion people in every corner of the world, with a new infection of a human host estimated to occur every second.