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Although the disease was eliminated in the US in 2000, foreign travel can still bring it home today.
Countries with lower sociodemographic index had a larger proportion of mortality burden in 2015 vs 1990.
Countries agreed to implement measures, such as tobacco taxes and smoke-free public areas.
A new analysis finds that low consumption is linked to more lost years of healthy life.
Clinical officers outnumber physicians working in Kenya and tend to work in rural areas, where the need for health care is greatest.
This is compared to mortality rates for Medicare patients treated by US-trained doctors.
A 4-fold increase has been seen in pre-treatment HIV drug resistance in children with prenatal exposure to ART.
Tobacco-related diseases caused 12% of deaths among smokers aged 30 to 69 in 2012.
Health risks may appear even at levels once considered safe, researchers contend.
The WHO is demanding that all healthcare workers, patients, facilities and vehicles be protected from violence.
The deliberate targeting of health care in the Syrian conflict is a major violation of international law.
Research suggests that the greatest risk for Zika-related microcephaly occurs in the first half of pregnancy.
This study will be the largest HIV vaccine clinical trial to take place in South Africa.
The conference organizers call for worldwide partnerships for cancer research funding.
Physicians are willing to go back to Aleppo and help treat the victims wounded by the war.
The CDC is now recommending that pregnant women should consider postponing nonessential travel to 11 countries in Southeast Asia.
According to researchers, the Mayaro virus was detected in an 8-year-old boy living in a rural area in Haiti.
This African study shows that women who use the dapivirine vaginal ring consistently, may greatly decrease their risk of contracting HIV.
Largest-Ever Yellow Fever Emergency Vaccination Campaign Successfully Launched in Democratic Republic of Congo
According to the WHO, 7.7 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo where successfully given an emergency vaccine for yellow fever.
Blood farming is a growing health care and human rights issue that is especially prevalent in India. This highly illegal and immoral practice involves treating human beings (often recent immigrants and individuals from other marginalized populations) much like cattle on an industrial dairy farm.
In an editorial published in Endocrinology, a journal of The Endocrine Society, endocrine experts agreed that endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) pose a threat to human health and to the ecosystems of the earth. The editorial comes in response to a commentary (Dietrich et al. Chem Biol Interact) signed by a number of editors of toxicology journals that dismisses the state-of-the-science on EDCs and argues for the status quo in the regulation of these hazardous substances.