Turkey and Pakistan close borders with Iran over coronavirus deaths
Ankara also suspends incoming flights as Iranian authorities try to contain outbreak in countryCoronavirus – latest updatesTurkey and Pakistan have both closed their borders with Iran, with Turkey also halting incoming flights, in an effort to stop the potential spread of coronavirus after Iran reported 43 cases of the disease.All highways and railways were closed at the border between Turkey and Iran as of 5pm local time and flights from Iran had been suspended, the Turkish health minister, Fahrettin Koca, said on Sunday. Flights from Turkey to Iran were still being allowed.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Wintour in Tehran Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Turkey Iran Pakistan Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Middle East and North Africa South and Central Asia Source Type: news

What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?
What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and when should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Microbiology Asia Pacific China Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Epidemic preparedness workshop explores key role of interdisciplinary research
Today the MRC, theAcademy of Medical Sciences and the InterAcademy Partnership, publish the findings from a two-day meeting on epidemic preparedness held in October 2019. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - February 22, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Branson unveils first cruise ship as he shrugs off coronavirus fears
Virgin Voyages line poised to set sail as founder downplays threat of virus to new ventureSir Richard Branson has launched his first cruise ship and brushed off concerns that the coronavirus outbreak will dissuade younger holidaymakers from embracing his latest venture.Despite the unfortunate timing– with passengers on one ship quarantined in Japan after hundreds caught the virus, and another turned away by five countries over fears someone on board may be ill – Branson said at the launch of Scarlet Lady that he saw cruises as a growth area.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Joanna Partridge Tags: Travel & leisure Richard Branson Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Virgin Group Business Source Type: news

NHS to test Londoners for coronavirus at home
Fresh approach to detecting Covid-19 aims to limit spread of infection across capitalThe NHS has started testing people for coronavirus in their own homes in London. Thenew approach will be expanded to other areas outside the capital in the coming weeks.The World Health Organization is recommending that people take simple precautions to reduce exposure to and transmission of the Wuhan coronavirus, for which there is no specific cure or vaccine.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: PA Media Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science London World news NHS Health Society UK news Source Type: news

What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?
What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Microbiology Asia Pacific China Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

New technologies boost urban search-and-rescue efforts
When disaster strikes, it is crucial to locate and rescue trapped victims as quickly as possible. EU-funded research is helping to optimise the use of new technologies by urban search-and-rescue teams to minimise loss of life. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 21, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Doctors look to HIV and Ebola drugs for coronavirus cure
Early results of trials on Covid-19 patients expected in MarchDoctors are likely to know within two to three weeks whether drugs being used to treat patients infected with the new coronavirus are working, according to the World Health Organization.The timetable for early results from two trials taking place in China is short but feasible because of the large concentration of sick people at the centre of the outbreak in Hubei province. That allows a significant number of people of similar ages, fitness and stage of illness to be compared.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Medical research Drugs Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Microbiology Science World news Ebola Aids and HIV Society China Asia Pacific Source Type: news

China's coronavirus outbreak leaves foreign nationals in limbo
Travel restrictions leave many stranded, while those with flights booked await refundsCoronavirus – latest newsForeign nationals who live in China or planned to visit say they have been left in limbo as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, with many unsure of when they can return to work or get a refund for their trip.Those who live and work in the country said travel restrictions had left them stranded and unable to return home, while people planning to visit the country could lose hundreds of pounds.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Aamna Mohdin and Laith Al-Khalaf Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news China Asia Pacific Consumer affairs Airline industry Business Money Consumer rights Source Type: news

What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?
What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Microbiology Asia Pacific China Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Experts fear false rumours could harm Chinese cooperation on coronavirus
World-leading specialists offer support to Chinese scientists amid ‘crackpot’ theories that virus was manufactured in a labCoronavirus – latest newsWorld-leading experts on the novel coronavirus have signed a statement of support for their Chinese colleagues, who are being attacked on social media and even threatened with violence as false rumours circulate about its origins.There is a real risk that the open and transparent relationship between the Chinese scientists and their western counterparts will come to an abrupt end, impeding the sharing of data and the hunt for treatments and vaccines against Co...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Microbiology Medical research Science World news Pharmacy and pharmacology Source Type: news

Banning tanning beds 'could prevent up to 10MILLION cases of skin cancer'
Researchers from the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane, Australia, analysed skin cancer cases around the world and predicted millions could be avoided. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?
What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and at what point should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionHow the coronavirus spread across China and the world – visual explainerIt is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Microbiology Asia Pacific China Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Bioelectronic Research Tackles Hemorrhagic Shock
Jared Huston, MD, a trauma surgeon at Northwell Health on New York's Long Island, spoke straight to the point about the current state of treatment for hemorrhagic shock. While traumatic wounds to extremities can be treated with a tourniquet, such wounds suffered internally are often fatal unless the patient can be transported quickly to an operating room. "There are no efficacious approaches to treating noncompressible hemorrhage," Huston said. "That's really the problem. If you're injured intra-abdominally or in the chest, and you're not brought somewhere where a trauma surgeon can operate on you and stop t...
Source: MDDI - February 19, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Greg Goth Tags: Electronics Source Type: news

First baby is born through new egg-freezing technique
Cancer patient ’s immature eggs were collected, matured in lab and frozen for use five years onA woman who was left infertile by cancer treatment has given birth to a baby after her immature eggs were collected, matured in a lab and frozen for use five years later.Fertility specialists at Antoine B éclère University hospital in Clamart near Paris said the healthy boy, named Jules, was the first baby to be born through the new procedure.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: IVF Science Cancer research Fertility problems Medical research Health Society France Paris World news Europe Childbirth Pregnancy Children Reproduction Biology Source Type: news

Smart contact has potential to improve sight for many
EU-funded researchers have inserted a microchip into an electrically powered contact lens. This technological feat could improve the lives of many suffering from a range of sight-related ailments and lead to more groundbreaking medical applications. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 19, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Chinese film director Chang Kai and family die from coronavirus
Four members of same family die during self-quarantine at centre of outbreak in WuhanA Chinese film director, his sister, mother and father have all died from the coronavirus, the latest high-profile victims of the disease in Wuhan, the city at the centre of the outbreak.Chang Kai, 55, died on 14 February. His parents died over the previous two weeks, after the family spent days together in self-quarantine, the Chinese magazineCaixin reported. Chang ’s sister died hours after he did, and his wife is in a serious condition.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Emma Graham-Harrison Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Film Culture Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson to Expand Partnership with U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to Accelerate the Discovery of Potential COVID-19 Treatments
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., February 18, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson today announced that its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies will expand its existing partnership with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, to seek treatment solutions for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 (also known as 2019-nCoV). This latest collaboration will enhance Janssen’s ongoing work with global partners to screen a library of existing antiviral...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?
What are the symptoms of the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, how many people have died and when should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city, which also sold live and newly slaughtered animals.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Microbiology Asia Pacific China Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Long-term offenders have different brain structure, study says
Study found differences compared with those who did not offend or who only transgressed as adolescentsParents should not worry about their teenagers ’ delinquent behaviour provided they were well behaved in their earlier childhood, according to researchers behind a study that suggests those who offend throughout their life showed antisocial behaviour from a young age and have a markedly different brain structure as adults.According tofigures from the Ministry of Justice, 24% of males in England and Wales aged 10 –52 in 2006 had a conviction, compared with 6% of females. Previous work has shown that crime rises ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Medical research Science Source Type: news

What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?
What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city, which also sold live and newly slaughtered animals.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Microbiology Asia Pacific China Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Kenya: Waiguru Clashes With PS Kibicho Over Sh15 Billion Kemri Project
[Nation] Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has asked Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho to keep off the controversial Sh15 billion Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) project in the county. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus: US evacuates Americans onboard cruise ship
Diamond Princess evacuations begin as China announces death toll in country up to 1,665Hundreds of Americans have been flown out of Japan after leaving the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship on Sunday night, as a further 70 people onboard tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total to 355.The removal of US citizens from the ship, moored at Yokohama, south of Tokyo, came as other countries said they would fly their citizens home just four days before the official quarantine set by Japanese health authorities was set to end.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Justin McCurry in Tokyo and Rebecca Ratcliffe Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Japan US news Medical research Science World news Canada Source Type: news

Coronavirus: more than 3,000 Britons tested
Eight of nine people who tested positive successfully treated and discharged from hospitalThe number of people tested for coronavirus in the UK has passed 3,000, according to official figures.Statistics from the Department of Health and Social Care show that 3,109 tests had been carried out in the UK as of 2pm on Sunday, an increase of 117 on the 2,992 reported on Saturday.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Frances Perraudin Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Science World news UK news Source Type: news

Taiwan reports first death from coronavirus
Taxi driver with diabetes and hepatitis B is fifth fatality outside mainland ChinaA taxi driver has died from the coronavirus in Taiwan, marking the first such death on the island and the fifth fatality outside mainland China from an epidemic that has curbed travel and disrupted global supply chains.The health minister, Chen Shih-chung, said during a news conference on Sunday that the deceased was a 61-year-old man who had diabetes and hepatitis B. Taiwan has to date reported 20 confirmed cases.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Ratcliffe and agencies Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Taiwan China Infectious diseases Medical research Science World news Asia Pacific Source Type: news

What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?
What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city, which also sold live and newly slaughtered animals.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Microbiology Asia Pacific China Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Health officials contact 200 including MPs over UK coronavirus scare
People attended London conference with delegate who has since tested positiveCoronavirus - latest updatesMore than 200 people, including several MPs, have been contacted by health officials over fears they could have been exposed to the coronavirus at a conference in central London.Public Health England (PHE) wrote to those who were at the UK Bus Summit at the QEII Centre in Westminster on 6 February after it emerged one of the delegates had tested positive.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kevin Rawlinson and Ben Quinn Tags: London World news Air transport Microbiology Heathrow airport Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Science UK news Source Type: news

Heathrow airport hit by delays following coronavirus-related concerns
Public Health England guidelines result in as many as eight flights being caught up in checks or delaysCoronavirus - latest updatesAs many as eight flights at Heathrow airport were said to have been caught up in delays or checks as a result of government health officials responding to coronavirus-related concerns over passengers feeling unwell.United Airlines confirmed that staff in London had been providing assistance to a flight from San Francisco which had landed at Heathrow following reports of an individual becoming unwell onboard.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ben Quinn Tags: Heathrow airport Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases World news Medical research Microbiology Science Air transport UK news Source Type: news

Academic stands by research querying Indonesia's claim to be coronavirus-free
Harvard professor Marc Lipsitch says world ’s fourth most populous country may have missed casesCoronavirus - latest updatesA Harvard academic has defended research suggesting a possible underreporting of coronavirus cases in Indonesia, following fierce criticism from the health minister in the world ’s fourth most populous country, which insists it has no cases.Professor Marc Lipsitch analysed air traffic out of the Chinese city at the centre of the outbreak in China and suggestedin a report last week that Indonesia might have missed cases. On Tuesday the Indonesian health minister Terawan Agus Putrantocalled ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Karen McVeigh and Emma Graham-Harrison Tags: Indonesia Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Asia Pacific Science World news Global health Source Type: news

What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?
What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionCoronavirus: latest live updatesIt is a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city, which also sold live and newly slaughtered animals.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Microbiology Asia Pacific China Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Driving sustainable growth in European aquaculture
A team of EU-funded researchers from 10 countries has developed new recommendations, models and tools for the sustainable growth of European aquaculture. The project's results will be used to inform decisions about future regulations and licensing. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 14, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?
What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionCoronavirus: live updatesIt is a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city, which also sold live and newly slaughtered animals.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Microbiology Asia Pacific China Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Coronavirus: medical chief says UK hopes to delay any outbreak until summer
Prof Chris Whitty says a four-point tactical plan is in place to help country cope with virusCoronavirus – live updatesBritain is hoping to delay any possible outbreak of coronavirus in order to prepare the NHS if it cannot be contained, the chief medical officer, ProfChris Whitty, has said.“If we are going to get an outbreak here in the UK, and it is an if, not a when, putting it back in time into the summer away from the winter pressures on the NHS … is a big advantage,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alexandra Topping Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news Health policy Infectious diseases Medical research World news NHS Radio 4 Source Type: news

UKRI launches consultation on Open Access policy
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has today launched a consultation as part of its Open Access Review. The consultation will inform the development of a new open access policy, aimed at ensuring that the published outputs of research are widely and freely accessible to all. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - February 13, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

How the coronavirus spread across China and the world – visual explainer
Confirmed cases of the flu-like virus span 29 countries, with 1,300 deaths, all but three in mainland ChinaThecoronavirus epidemic began in Wuhan, a city of more than 11 million people and the capital of Hubei province in China. The latest data from Johns Hopkins University ’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering shows that the number of deaths from the virus hasexceeded 1,300, all in mainland China with the exception of one person in Hong Kong, the Philippines and Japan.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Niko Kommenda, Cath Levett and Daniel Levitt Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news China Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Research pinpoints rogue cells at root of autoimmune disease
(Garvan Institute of Medical Research) Breakthrough cellular genomics technology has allowed Garvan and UNSW Sydney researchers to reveal genetic mutations causing rogue behaviour in the cells that cause autoimmune disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Changes to MRC Senior Fellowships
MRC’s mission is to improve human health through world-class medical research, from fundamental science to early clinical trials and preventive medicine. To achieve this, we are committed to attracting and developing outstanding researchers. Investing in people is one of the foundations of our 2019 strategic delivery plan. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - February 12, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

What is coronavirus, what are its symptoms and how worried should we be?
What symptoms are related to the Covid-19 virus from Wuhan in China, how is it spread and when should you call a doctor?Nine schools in East Sussex testing staff or pupils for coronavirusHow to protect yourself from coronavirus infectionExplainer: could the coronavirus mutate if a vaccine can ’t be found in time?Latest updatesIt is a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city, which also sold live...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Science Microbiology World news China Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Stigmatising ‘super-spreaders’ won’t help the fight against coronavirus | Philip Ball
The idea that people who infect a large number of others are ‘culprits’ is scientifically flawed – and deeply unfairFew people believe any longer that illness is divine punishment for sin. But if you want to see signs that health is still considered today a moral affair, take a look at how we respond to epidemics likethe coronavirus.The Brighton businessmanidentified as a “super-spreader” of the virus after he contracted it at a conference in Singapore is reported by the Times as feeling “very harassed” and “scared that [he’ll] become a scapegoat”. He is thought t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Philip Ball Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news Science Infectious diseases World news Health Society Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news

What is the coronavirus and how worried should we be about it?
What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and at what point should you contact a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city, which also sold live and newly slaughtered animals.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Microbiology Asia Pacific China Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Chinese man under lockdown runs 31 miles in his living room
Pan Shancu, from the city of Hangzhou, completed 6,250 laps of track consisting of two large tables set up inside his apartmentA Chinese marathon runner under lockdown during the coronavirus outbreak has kept his spirits up by running 31 miles (50km) around his living room.Pan Shancu from the city of Hangzhou completed 6,250 laps of track consisting of two large tables set up inside his apartment.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Naaman Zhou Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Infectious diseases Science World news Medical research Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Worthing hospital healthcare worker contracts coronavirus
A&E staffer is among eight UK cases, along with doctor and Brighton businessmanA healthcare worker at Worthing hospital is among the eight confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.Staff at the West Sussex hospital received a memo on Tuesday telling them a member of staff working in the A&E department had been diagnosed with the disease.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique, Kevin Rawlinson and agency Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science World news UK news Medical research Microbiology Brighton Source Type: news

How novel coronavirus spread across the world – visual explainer
Confirmed cases of flu-like virus span 29 countries, with about 1,000 deaths mostly in mainland ChinaThecoronavirus epidemic began in Wuhan, a city of more than 11 million people and the capital of the Hubei province in China. The latest data from Johns Hopkins University ’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering shows that the number of deaths from the virus hasexceeded 1,000, all in mainland China with the exception of one person in Hong Kong and another in the Philippines.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Niko Kommenda, Cath Levett and Daniel Levitt Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news China Asia Pacific Source Type: news

What is coronavirus and how worried should we be?
What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city, which also sold live and newly slaughtered animals.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Microbiology Asia Pacific China Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

UK man linked to several coronavirus cases speaks from hospital
Steve Walsh says his thoughts are with others who have the potentially fatal illnessCoronavirus – live updatesA businessman whoinadvertently infected at least 11 people with coronavirus has identified himself in a statement from hospital in which he said his thoughts were with others who had contracted the potentially fatal illness.Steve Walsh, 53, who is in an isolation unit at St Thomas ’ hospital in London, which has a specialist infectious disease centre, said he had fully recovered.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique and agency Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science World news UK news Medical research Microbiology Brighton Source Type: news

Coronavirus 'could infect 60% of global population if unchecked'
Exclusive: Public health epidemiologist says other countries should consider adopting China-style containment measuresCoronavirus – latest updatesThe coronavirus epidemic could spread to about two-thirds of the world ’s population if it cannot be controlled, according to Hong Kong’s leading public health epidemiologist.His warning came after the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said recent cases of coronavirus patients who had never visited China could be the“tip of the iceberg”.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science World news Medical research Microbiology Source Type: news

'Scary when it's on your doorstep': fear of coronavirus grips Brighton
The council says it is using ‘robust infection control measures’ after fifth case diagnosedCoronavirus - latest updatesCoronavirus fears gripped Brighton on Monday as the number of people in the city diagnosed with the disease rose to five.Outside County Oak medical centre, which was closed after a member of staff contracted the virus, a number of local residents spoke of their concerns.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Brighton Medical research UK news Source Type: news

Comparing logistic regression models with alternative machine learning methods to predict the risk of drug intoxication mortality - Choi Y, Boo Y.
(1) Medical research has shown an increasing interest in machine learning, permitting massive multivariate data analysis. Thus, we developed drug intoxication mortality prediction models, and compared machine learning models and traditional logistic regres... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Xi Jinping appears in public as China returns to work after holiday
President greets workers in Beijing as WHO chief warns cases could be ‘tip of iceberg’Coronavirus latest updatesChina ’s president, Xi Jinping, has made his first public appearance in weeks, as some people began to return to work following the lunar new year holiday, which was extended as authorities grappled with the coronavirus outbreak.Xi, who has been absent from public view as the crisis worsened, visited a neighbourhood in Beijing ’s Chaoyang district. The president had his temperature taken and greeted residents and workers, according to a brief video posted by the state broadcaster CCTV.Cont...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lily Kuo in Hong Kong and agencies Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Infectious diseases Science World news Microbiology Asia Pacific Medical research Source Type: news

What is coronavirus and how worried should we be?
What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city, which also sold live and newly slaughtered animals.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Microbiology Asia Pacific China Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news