Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A holistic approach for mycetoma management

Mycetoma, a neglected tropical disease, can cause severe disfigurement and disability if not treated early. A holistic, community-based approach to detection and case management is effective at boosting disease prognoses, ...

Health

'World's oldest man' dies in Spain aged 113

A Spanish village on Tuesday declared a day of mourning following the death of a retired farmer billed as "the world's oldest man", who passed away just over a month after turning 113.

HIV & AIDS

African circumcision rates rise when clergy endorse procedure

Educating religious leaders in sub-Saharan Africa about male circumcision increases the likelihood that men will undergo the procedure, Weill Cornell Medicine investigators found in a new trial. The results may have profound ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Treatment of humans and pigs may reduce endemic tapeworm infection

The transmission of Taenia solium, a pork tapeworm species that infects humans and causes late-onset seizures and epilepsy, can be stopped on a population-wide level with mass treatments of both pigs and humans, researchers ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New Ebola case in Sierra Leone quarantine village: president

Another woman has tested positive for Ebola in a village in northern Sierra Leone already under quarantine after the death of a 67-year-old woman a week ago, President Ernest Bai Koroma said on Sunday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sierra Leone ends Ebola quarantine for 500 villagers

Sierra Leone has ended an Ebola lockdown in the northern village of Massessbe that had kept more than 500 residents in quarantine, as President Ernest Bai Koroma said only two people were still being treated for the virus ...

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