Measles vaccination coverage still below prepandemic levels

Since 2000, measles vaccination has averted an estimated 57 million deaths worldwide, but vaccination coverage decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic and has not returned to prepandemic levels, according to research published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Diphtheria outbreak kills 58 in Guinea

An outbreak of diphtheria in northeastern Guinea has killed 58 people, many of them young children, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement received Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q&A: Expert discusses prevalence of hepatitis C in US state prisons

The World Health Organization has a goal to eliminate hepatitis C as a public health threat by 2030. The blood-borne virus affects more than 2 million people in the United States and killed more than 15,700 people nationwide ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

A multi-faceted approach to improve Alzheimer's diagnosis

A review in the International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics has surveyed current early detection methods for Alzheimer's disease, a prevalent neurodegenerative condition affecting millions of people worldwide.

Medical economics

High heat can serve up food insecurity within days

Amid record-high temperatures globally, a study Monday reveals that a few days of searing heat can be enough to prevent billions of people already living hand-to-mouth on daily wages from putting food on the table.

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