Posts Tagged ‘human morbidity’

Natural Disasters, Armed Conflict, and Public Health

Posted by • November 8th, 2013

Global disasters, whether natural or caused by humans, affect health in many ways, as reviewed in the latest article in our Global Health series. Natural disasters and armed conflict have marked human existence throughout history and have always caused peaks in mortality and morbidity. But in recent times, the scale and scope of these events have… Read More…

Two novel agents for extended treatment of venous thromboembolism

Posted by • February 20th, 2013

Venous thromboembolic disease (VTE) and pulmonary embolism have been major causes of human morbidity and mortality for thousands of years, yet our understanding of the pathobiology of this disease was rudimentary until the 1840s when German pathologist Rudolf Virchow discovered that blood clots in large veins of the lower legs could travel through the right… Read More…