Thursday, September 16, 2021

This artist illustrated mental disorders as monsters

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In this series of illustrations, mental illnesses are reimagined as monsters - designed to encapsulate the nature of various conditions and render them as...

MSF denies Taliban was firing from Afghan hospital hit by air strike

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Medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres denied that Taliban fighters were firing from its hospital at Afghan and NATO forces before a suspected U.S....

HIV vaccine method approaches human trial

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An HIV vaccine trigger tested in a mouse model successfully readied the immune system to repel the virus, according to studies published Thursday. A...

‘We Can End Female Genital Mutilation within a Generation’, Secretary-General Says in Message to...

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Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, observed on 6 February:Never before has it...

422 million adults live with diabetes, UN health agency says

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The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday the number of adults with diabetes has almost quadrupled worldwide since 1980 to 422 million, mainly...

Health Buzz: Why Worrywarts and Over-Thinkers Are More Creative

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Psychologists at King's College London in the U.K. say they've developed a theory that may explain why neuroticism can lead to unhappiness or negativity,...

Death from childbirth is unusually common in America

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FOR most of human history, pregnancy has come with a significant risk of death. Up until the early 1930s in America, nearly one woman...

West Africa Presidents Appeal for Post-Ebola Aid Ahead of Obama Talks

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The leaders of the West African countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak of the past year have called on the international community to...

Somaliland faces ‘explosion’ of mental health conditions

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I have to do it but I cry at the same time,” says the young mother who lives in downtown Hargeisa, capital of the breakaway republic of Somaliland.

Simple cancer test could save thousands of lives

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Research has found a way to identify the most deadly type of cancer at a much earlier stage, potentially saving thousands of lives. A simple...