Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PSTElderly people who were uprooted from damaged or destroyed homes and who lost touch with their neighbors after the 2011 tsunami in Japan were more likely to experience increased symptoms of...
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PSTJurisdictions considering legalization of non-medical marijuana should implement a public health framework that prioritizes public health over business interests, according to Rachel Barry and...
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 PSTLong-term study involving more than 800 World Trade Center Responders shows that post-traumatic stress disorder has strong links with cognitive decline.
Mon, 23 May 2016 07:00:00 PSTThe World Health Organization say worldwide, life expectancy has risen dramatically by 5 years during 2000-2015, but major inequalities persist.
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 04:00:00 PSTIt was 30 years ago that a meltdown at the V. I. Lenin Nuclear Power Station in the former Soviet Union released radioactive contaminants into the surroundings in northern Ukraine.
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 03:00:00 PSTTohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization (ToMMo) has revealed that in 2014, three years after the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, depressive symptoms continue to be higher...
Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PSTSome people infected with HIV naturally produce antibodies that effectively neutralize many strains of the rapidly mutating virus, and scientists are working to develop a vaccine capable of...
Tue, 15 Mar 2016 17:00:00 PSTRefugees face a substantially higher risk of psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia, compared to non-refugee migrants from the same regions of origin, finds a study published in The BMJ.
Thu, 10 Mar 2016 06:00:00 PSTScientists from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) investigated the levels of radioactive strontium and cesium in the coast off Japan in September 2013.
Tue, 08 Mar 2016 03:00:00 PSTPluristem Therapeutics Inc., a leading developer of placenta-based cell therapy products, has announced that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a part of the U.S.
Mon, 07 Mar 2016 03:00:00 PSTSub-Saharan African countries worst affected by HIV/AIDS will need significant up-front finance if they are to succeed in controlling the disease in the long-term, says new study.
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 03:00:00 PSTA model shows climate change could lead to 500,000 extra deaths in 2050, as reduced crop productivity alters diet risk factors for stroke, cancer and other non-infectious diseases.
Wed, 24 Feb 2016 09:00:00 PSTWorldwide, 25% of children experience stunted growth and related problems. This could be caused by a lack of amino acids and other nutrients, suggesting a need for more protein.
Fri, 19 Feb 2016 07:00:00 PSTProvisions of the Border Force Act that can imprison doctors for putting patients first must be removed, says expert.
Wed, 17 Feb 2016 05:00:00 PSTA campaign to convince Latin American countries to do more to tackle a problem which is the leading cause of death in AIDS and yet is poorly understood, often misdiagnosed and frequently left...
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 05:00:00 PSTThe lack of an evidence base in the donor-funded response to Syrian migrant crisis means funds may be allocated to ineffective interventions, say researchers, who call on funders and policymakers...
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PSTLeaders of the Syrian-American Medical Society describe their efforts in bolstering what remains of the Syrian healthcare system and the health care context in which those efforts take place in...
Wed, 20 Jan 2016 01:00:00 PSTAlthough relatively unfamiliar to Western ears, leishmaniasis is a significant health concern and a sinister societal menace in many parts of the world.
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 03:00:00 PSTWhile the WHO have declared the end of latest Ebola outbreak in Liberia and say all known transmission has stopped in West Africa, flare-ups are still likely, they caution.
Mon, 11 Jan 2016 03:00:00 PSTSince July 2015, a siege has been imposed by the Syrian government forces around the town of Madaya, near the border with Lebanon in Syria's Rural Damascus Governorate.
Tue, 05 Jan 2016 05:00:00 PSTThe AMA has joined international calls for governments and armed combatants to respect the medical neutrality of doctors and other health professionals working in conflict zones around the world.
Wed, 30 Dec 2015 03:00:00 PSTEbola transmission has ended in Guinea - 2 years after the devastating West African outbreak began in the country - and marks an important milestone for the region, say WHO.
Tue, 15 Dec 2015 08:00:00 PSTA social and emotional skills intervention developed to help children recover from the trauma of natural disasters is being adapted to help young Syrian refugees heal their psychological wounds.
Fri, 04 Dec 2015 04:00:00 PSTThe shooting in San Bernardino, CA yesterday marked the 355th mass shooting in the United States in less than as many days in 2015.
Thu, 12 Nov 2015 09:00:00 PSTNew research led by Dr Nibedita S Ray-Bennett at the University of Leicester will look into the sexual and reproductive health issues in disaster-prone areas during times of humanitarian crisis.