The electronic cigarette epidemic in youth and young adults: A practical review
This article reviews the components of vaping, prevalence, adverse reactions, regulation, treatment, and prevention strategies related to vaping in youth and young adults.
A database of daily fever readings shows that the numbers declined as people disappeared indoors.
The World Health Organization warns that while attention has shifted to epicenters in Western Europe and North America, COVID-19 epidemics are “far from over” in Asia and the Pacific
The coronavirus epidemic is "far from over" in the Asia-Pacific region, and current measures to curb the spread of the virus are buying time for countries to prepare for large-scale community transmissions, a WHO official said on Tuesday.
NPR science, national and White House correspondents relay the latest updates in the United States response to the coronavirus epidemic.
Professor Michael Levitt, a biology expert at Stanford University in California, said Italy and New York have 'turned a corner' in their devastating epidemics but it's too soon to tell in the UK.
Publication date: Available online 24 March 2020Source: Journal of the American College of RadiologyAuthor(s): Amir H. Davarpanah, Arash Mahdavi, Ali Sabri, Taraneh Faghihi Langroudi, Shahram Kahkouee, Sara Haseli, Mohammad Ali Kazemi, Payam Mehrian, Ali Mahdavi, Farahnaz Falahati, Abuzar Moradi Tuchayi, Mehrdad Bakhshayeshkaram, Morteza Sanei Taheri
With more than 63,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of March 30, Germany is one of the countries worst-affected by the pandemic, according to official statistics. But only 560 people known to be suffering from the disease caused by the novel coronavirus have died there, putting Germany’s case fatality rate at just 0.9%. That gives Germany one of the lowest rates in the world, making it an outlier compared to places like Italy, where 11.0% of confirmed patients have died from the disease, and even the U.S., which has a rate of 1.8%. According to experts, Germany’s case fatality rate is so low due to its widesp...
Researchers at the University of Minnesota created a 3D map of the ‘spike’ protein used to latch on to cellsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNew research has shed light on a crucial biological mechanism that may have helped the coronavirus to infect humans and spread rapidly around the world.A detailed analysis of the virus ’s structure shows that the club-like “spikes” that it uses to establish infections latch on to human cells about four times more strongly than those on the related Sars coronavirus, which killed hundreds of people in a 2002 epidemic.Continue reading...
The Chinese region, where hundreds of thousands of Muslims are held in indoctrination camps, has been an information void. Uighurs fear a lockdown in the region drove many to hunger.
Credit: UNBy Ifeanyi Nsofor and Adaeze OrehABUJA, Mar 30 2020 (IPS) As COVID-19 surges globally and leaves fear and panic in its wake, global efforts are underway to find a cure. Yet, the same level of response is lacking for several other infectious diseases that kill millions annually. These kinds of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a broad group of communicable diseases which affect more than two billion people and cost developing economies billions of dollars every year. Lassa Fever is an example and is endemic in Nigeria and other West African countries such as Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, ...