Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Book explores earlier international effort to combat disease

Fearing disease from a foreign country, public health officials clamped down on travel and trade, mandating lengthy quarantines. These measures dampened tourism, drove up the price of goods and slowed down their distribution.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO: COVID-19 falling everywhere, except Americas and Africa

The number of new coronavirus cases reported worldwide has continued to fall except in the Americas and Africa, the World Health Organization said in its latest assessment of the pandemic.

Health

Asia and Africa have an aging burden similar to the West

In a study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center researchers have devised a new metric, the "Health-Adjusted Dependency Ratio" (HADR) as an alternative to the ...

Medications

Is immunotherapy the answer to peanut allergy purgatory?

Peanut allergy can be deadly, and evidence shows that it affects nearly 2% of people in some Western countries. While the standard treatment for peanut allergy is to avoid exposure, oral immunotherapy is a heavily debated ...

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