Health

Russia Issues National Mask Mandate After Coronavirus Cases Surge

Russian authorities issued a national mask requirement Tuesday as the country set a single day record for coronavirus deaths amid a resurgence of new cases.

Malnutrition surges among young children in Yemen as conditions worsen

Acute malnutrition rates among children under the age of five are the highest ever recorded in parts of Yemen, with more than half a million cases in southern districts, according to the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Acute...

New Study 31/A5349 on the treatment of drug-susceptible TB

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global TB Programme welcomes the results from a landmark study on the treatment of drug-susceptible TB presented at the 51st virtual Union World Conference on Lung Health. The study, named Study 31/A5349, was led...

Steroids boost survival of preterm babies in low-resource settings, new study finds

The results of a new clinical trial, published on Oct. 23, show that dexamethasone—a glucocorticoid used to treat many conditions, including rheumatic problems and severe COVID-19— can boost survival of premature babies when given to pregnant women at...

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week: Get the Facts – and Get Your Home and Child Tested

U.S. health, housing, and environmental agencies warn that some 3.6 million U.S. families risk permanent harm to their children because their homes are contaminated with lead-based paint.

CDC investigating Multistate Outbreak of Listeria Infections Linked to Deli Meats

A CDC food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections has been posted.

Scientists use gene therapy and a novel light-sensing protein to restore vision in mice

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Detail shows structure of retina, including location of a bipolar cell expressing Nanoscope’s MCO1 opsin.

Plant compound reduces cognitive deficits in mouse model of Down syndrome

The plant compound apigenin improved the cognitive and memory deficits usually seen in a mouse model of Down syndrome, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. Apigenin is found in chamomile...

Czech PM Demands Health Minister Resign for Violating COVID-19 Restrictions

A political standoff is brewing in the Czech Republic where the health minister has refused to resign after pictures were published of him eating in a Prague restaurant closed under COVID-19 regulations.

Despite Surge, Belgium Tightens COVID-19 Restrictions But Resists Lockdown

Belgian officials Friday announced new COVID-19 restrictions but stopped short of a lockdown to stem the surging rate of infections, which are now averaging more than 10,000 per day.