Google-Backed Database Tracks Details on COVID Cases Worldwide

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A group of US and European epidemiologists on Tuesday launched an open international database that presents granular information on 5 million anonymized COVID-19 cases from more than 100 countries. Each case record in the database, which is housed at Global.health, contains up to 40 variables, including […]

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Guinea declares new Ebola epidemic, first resurgence of disease since 2016

Fox News Flash Headlines February 14 Guinea, the West Africa country, announced Sunday that the Ebola virus has become an epidemic after the deaths of three people and hospitalizations of four others, a report said. Reuters reported that the country’s health system is not faced with the daunting task of responding to outbreaks of COVID-19 and Ebola. The report pointed […]

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Study published on strategies hospitals adopt to address opioid epidemic

While the world’s attention to public health remains focused on COVID-19, Berkeley Franz, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, continues to focus her attention on one of the largest public health crises in the United States today—the opioid epidemic. Franz, along with Cory Cronin, Ph.D., assistant professor in OHIO’s College of Health Sciences and […]

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Study urges life-saving drug treatment to combat Ukraine’s HIV epidemic

Credit: Michael S. Helfenbein University researchers finds that scaling up use of methadone and buprenorphine—medications for treating opioid use disorder known as opioid agonist therapies (OATs)—could greatly reduce HIV transmission rates and prevent deaths in Ukraine, where the disease is epidemic among people who inject drugs. The study was published in The Lancet. Annual new HIV infections in Ukraine—home to […]

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Two New Ebola Treatments Prove Highly Effective in Congo Epidemic

Two experimental treatments to treat Ebola infection work so well that they will now be offered to all patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo, scientists announced Monday. The antibody-based treatments are so powerful — “Now we can say that 90 percent can come out of treatment cured,” one scientist said — that they raise hopes that the disastrous epidemic […]

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The hidden but preventable epidemic of lung cancer in women

The use of tobacco products, like smoking cigarettes, is the leading preventable cause of cancer worldwide. And lung cancer is still a leading cause of global deaths. But while the number of men dying from lung cancer is starting to fall, recent figures suggest that the number of women dying from the disease around the world is still increasing. Today, […]

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Asian nations in early tobacco epidemic: study

Asian countries are in the early stages of a tobacco smoking epidemic with habits mirroring those of the United States from past decades, setting the stage for a spike in future deaths from smoking-related diseases. That’s the conclusion of researchers from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and the Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center after analyzing 20 prospective cohort studies from mainland China, Japan, South […]

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