It has long been recognised that mental disorders can run in families. And often members of such families differ in their symptoms.
Research on the genetic basis of mental illness has so far largely excluded anyone who is not of European heritage.
Long-acting cabotegravir injections once every eight weeks was better than the daily tablet used for HIV prevention.
Our findings suggest that cabotegravir is much more effective than Truvada in preventing HIV infection in women.
The computer model simulates how many COVID-19 cases could have been prevented in a particular county in the U.S.
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The model provides county-level analysis and simulates the benefits of mask-wearing in terms of illnesses and deaths.
Biden and Harris meet with their COVID-19 advisers virtually on Nov. 9.
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Biden will begin his presidency in the midst of a global public health crisis that's already killed over 240,000 people in the US alone. His team is already planning how to get COVID-19 under control.
Nurses are the backbone of the health system.
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Healthcare providers and governments must recognise the need to invest in diabetes nurse education and training.
Why the virus just keeps spreading – and what to do about it.
The rapid rise in diabetes mustn't be overlooked, as it could have devastating health and economic effects. Most national health systems are already struggling with infectious diseases.
Experts say encouraging physical activity should be a priority.
Being physically active is largely not an individual choice, but a result of what funds, spaces, places and opportunities are available to the individual and communities.
A response led by scientists and researchers must be central to any current and future threats.
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African countries have proven that they have the skills and expertise to provide local solutions to this global pandemic. They need to build on this success together to keep the pandemic at bay.
COVID-19 has exacerbated an already precarious food situation.
African countries need multi-sectoral approaches to tackle food insecurity.
Many countries around the world have launched digital contact tracing apps.
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Digital contact tracing apps can successfully contribute to the management of viral outbreaks. These apps can even be designed to protect privacy rights and to work across borders.
Prevention and control measures like insecticide spraying have been hampered by lockdowns.
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Among the health conditions that might have faced a setback is leishmaniasis, a parasitic disease associated with poverty. It can cause devastating lifestyle changes, disability, and even death.
Mona Market in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa operates on the third week of every month when traders set up temporary dwellings for the four days.
Most healers still practice in their houses where there is little privacy. Others use more private backrooms. But these spaces were not designed for the practice of traditional medicine.
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Success in tackling the coronavirus pandemic may rely on how well authorities maintain public trust.
The TRIPS waiver enables WTO member states to manufacture and distribute COVID-19 drugs and medical supplies that would normally be protected by patents.
The TRIPS waiver makes COVID-19 treatments more accessible globally by enabling manufacture and distribution of COVID-19 drugs and medical supplies that would normally be protected by patents.
Mosquitoes and parasites do not respect country borders.
Southern African Development Community countries are very connected. Highly mobile and migrant populations frequently cross borders, posing significant challenges to reaching a malaria-free region.
Spatial applications show where the COVID-19 vulnerable populations and active cases are, where to find care, and where there are resource gaps.
There are a lot of opportunities in applying geospatial information system to aid COVID-19 response and other outbreaks.
Two more COVID-19 vaccines may now be on the cards for Australia, should they pass clinical trials. But, as with earlier vaccine deals, there are no guarantees.
Digital participatory surveillance allows the community to share in the responsibility of disease surveillance and contribute to the control and prevention of respiratory disease outbreaks.
The polio eradication programme in Africa directly combated a severe debilitating disease.
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The polio eradication programme in Africa directly combated a severe debilitating disease. But it also provided a platform for broader healthcare services on the continent.