Psychology & Psychiatry

U.K. police—almost one in five suffer with a form of PTSD

Close to one in five police officers and staff in the U.K. have symptoms consistent with either post-traumatic stress disorder or what's known as "complex PTSD"—yet over two-thirds of those suffering are unaware.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Australia ramps up measles warnings as cases jump

Australia on Monday launched a major education campaign to encourage its residents, particularly those travelling overseas, to get vaccinated against measles as a sudden spike in cases amid a global resurgence causes alarm.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The DRC's Ebola outbreak has all the makings of a humanitarian crisis

It's been eight months since the start of the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). By the beginning of April, almost 700 people have succumbed to the disease, making this the second worst Ebola ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cholera cases mount to over 1,000 in cyclone-hit Mozambique

Cholera has infected at least 1,052 people in Mozambique's cyclone-hit region, the health ministry said Monday in a new report, marking a massive increase from 139 cases reported four days ago.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Should measles vaccinations be compulsory?

Following a measles outbreak in Rockland County in New York State, authorities there have declared a state of emergency, with unvaccinated children barred from public spaces, raising important questions about the responsibilities ...

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