Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Key facts you need to know about monkeypox

Media reports about an outbreak of monkeypox may sound scary, but there's no need for most people to take special steps to avoid getting the viral illness, an infectious disease expert says.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Sports, not screens: The key to happier, healthier children

Whether it's sports practice, music lessons or a casual catch up with friends, when children are involved in after-school activities, they're more likely to feel happier and healthier than their counterparts who are glued ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO believes COVID getting worse, not better in North Korea

A top official at the World Health Organization said the U.N. health agency assumes the coronavirus outbreak in North Korea is "getting worse, not better," despite the secretive country's recent claims that COVID-19 is slowing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

N. Korea moves to soften curbs amid doubts over COVID counts

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and other top officials discussed revising stringent anti-epidemic restrictions during a meeting Sunday, state media reported, as they maintained a widely disputed claim that the country's ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

North Korea's suspected COVID-19 caseload nears 2 million

North Korea on Thursday reported 262,270 more suspected COVID-19 cases as its pandemic caseload neared 2 million—a week after the country acknowledged the outbreak and scrambled to slow infections in its unvaccinated population.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO: Omicron makes China's 'zero-COVID' policy unsustainable

The head of the World Health Organization said China's extreme approach to containing the coronavirus is unsustainable because of the highly infectious nature of the omicron variant, but that it's up to every country to decide ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

North Korea reports another fever surge amid COVID-19 crisis

North Korea on Tuesday reported another large jump in illnesses believed to be COVID-19 and encouraged good health habits, as a mass outbreak spreads through its unvaccinated population and military officers were deployed ...

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