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Dengue case confirmed in Cayman Islands resident
A Cayman Islands resident with no recent travel history has become ill with dengue, an infectious disease that can be deadly, according to the Health Services Authority.
Six dengue cases reported
Six dengue cases have been confirmed in Grand Cayman, with three being locally acquired, according to Medical Officer of Health Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriquez.
Two new cases of dengue reported
Two new cases of dengue fever have been confirmed in the Cayman Islands, bringing the total number of locally transmitted cases to four.
142,000 died from measles last year, WHO estimates
Number of cases reported so far this year is three times higher than at same stage in 2018
In a decade of cybersecurity alarms, these are the breaches that actually mattered
Of the trillions of threats this decade, and the billions of breaches, and the thousands of those breaches that actually made it to the news, here are the six incidents that really mattered.
Social media hosted a lot of fake health news this year. Here's what went most viral.
The most viral health misinformation in 2019 was on the topics of cancer, unproven cures and vaccines, according to NBC's review.
Statement on the second meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Following the advice of the Emergency Committee today, WHO Director-General has declared the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. In China, more than 7700 cases have been confirmed...
Coronavirus: how to stay healthy and happy during virus outbreak and flu season, from the vitamins you need to exercise like yoga
Boost your immune system with vitamin C, vitamin D and zinc, one expert says, to decrease the risk of catching the flu. Avoid feeling overwhelmed by acknowledging feelings of anxiety, another says, and you will feel more emotionally stable
What Bill Gates predicted 4 years ego about Coronavirus
In 2014, the world avoided a horrific global outbreak of Ebola, thanks to thousands of selfless health workers - plus, frankly, thanks to some very good luck. In hindsight, we know what we should have done better. So, now's the time, Bil...
UK's sexual health is 'not in good shape'
Two leading sexual health charities are calling on the government to invest more in sexual health clinics and sex education in the UK.
Cayman sees spike in flu cases
Cayman’s Health Services Authority said there has been a 27.5% increase in the number of patients seeking medical care for flu-like symptoms in January when compared to December 2019.
This simple trick will be your best shot at protecting yourself against the Wuhan virus
There is no known cure for the China coronavirus, but this is one way to reduce the likelihood of infection
Coronavirus: Could it become pandemic?
New coronavirus has now reached more than 20 countries from China, where the epidemic or disease outbreak began over a month ago.
Bill and Melinda Gates have spent billions trying to fix U.S. public education but say it's not having the impact they want
Over the past 20 years, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has spent $53.8 billion on issues ranging from public health to economic development. Some 16% of these funds have been spent on the foundation’s U.S. programs, which focus on...
Coronavirus research ‘breakthrough’: US scientists announce creation of atomic map of virus
The mapping is an important step toward developing a vaccine and treatments. Team from the University of Texas at Austin and the National Institutes of Health published their findings in the journal Science
How China has turned to tech like never before to combat the coronavirus
Visits to medical-related mini-programs on Chinese super app WeChat rose 347 per cent over the past 20 days, compared to data recorded in December. The impact of the countrywide lockdown on the economy has the potential to cut China’s gr...
Coronavirus: European Commission earmarks US$124 million to WHO response plan, biggest pledge so far
‘With more than 2,600 lives lost already, there is no option but to prepare at all levels,’ says Europe’s commissioner for crisis management. World Health Organisation leader calls spike in cases in South Korea, Iran and Italy ‘deeply co...
Coronavirus: World Health Organisation upgrades global risk of virus spread to ‘very high’
WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus tells reporters that issue is ‘clearly of concern’. Officials stop short of calling the outbreak a ‘pandemic’, citing a lack of conclusive evidence
The 100-year life: how to prolong a healthy mind
As concerns about dementia grow, more research is investigating how we can keep our brains fit and sharp
Progress against coronavirus in China as new cases wane in epidemic hot zone
China is pressing ahead with vaccine development and one may be ready for emergency use next month.
How is the UK planning to stop coronavirus?
Measures to delay the spread of coronavirus in the UK are being considered by health officials.
Coronavirus epidemic will not end this year, Hong Kong’s leading microbiologist says
HKU’s Professor Yuen Kwok-yung says while mainland China’s situation is stabilising, contagion has spread worldwide and now the concern is reversed importation. He adds that while virus has been mutating, there is no evidence to suggest ...
'Everything will be OK – just stop touching your face'
When the COVID-19 started to spread in China, authorities reacted with historically unprecedented quarantines of cities.
UK: schools could be forced to close, major sporting events cancelled and people made to work from home
Boris Johnson is set to escalate the UK's coronavirus response to the next phase - meaning schools could be forced to close, major sporting events cancelled and people made to work from home.
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