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Intracranial pressure monitoring signals after traumatic brain injury: a narrative overview and conceptual data science framework - Dai H, Jia X, Pahren L, Lee J, Foreman B.
Continuous intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring is a cornerstone of neurocritical care after severe brain injuries such as traumatic brain injury and acts as a biomarker of secondary brain injury. With the rapid development of artificial intelligent (AI)...
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Longitudinal course and predictors of posttraumatic stress symptoms after spinal cord injury - Kunz S, Stadler C, Peter C, SwiSCI Study Group.
This study examined longitudinal changes in post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) in individuals newly diagnosed with spinal cord injury (SCI) and tested various psychosocial and injury-related characteristics as predictors for interindividual d...
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Positive psychotherapy in the treatment of traumatised Yezidi survivors of sexualised violence and genocide - Kizilhan JI, Wenzel T.
So far, the psychotherapeutic treatment of patients with trauma spectrum disorders has most commonly been based on a disease model in which the normal reaction to trauma results in negative emotions, cognitions and behaviour which, in turn, cause a patholo...
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Freeway traffic speed estimation by regression machine-learning techniques using probe vehicle and sensor detector data - Zhang Z, Yang X.
In the literature, machine-learning techniques have been extensively implemented to capture the stochastic characteristics of freeway traffic speed. The deployment of intelligent transportation systems (ITSs) in recent decades offers much enriched and a wi...
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Predicting future intimate partner violence with past intimate partner violence: the moderating role of proactive and reactive criminal thinking - Walters GD.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a major public health concern with serious consequences for individuals, families, and society in general. In an effort to expand knowledge in this area, this study assessed whether proactive (planned, calculated, amoral)...
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Grit, humor, and suicidal behavior: results from a comparative study of adults in the United States and United Kingdom - Kaniuka AR, Oakey-Frost N, Moscardini EH, Tucker RP, Rasmussen S, Cramer RJ.
Suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STBs) in both the United States (U.S.) and United Kingdom (U.K.) are on the rise. Identification of individual-level protective factors can better inform prevention and intervention efforts. However, the protective role of ...
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

QuickStats: Death Rates from Influenza and Pneumonia Among Persons Aged ≥65 Years, by Sex and Age Group - National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2018
This report describes death rates from influenza and pneumonia among persons aged ≥65 years by sex and age group.
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 8, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Influenza (Flu) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Older Adults' Health Pneumonia Death Rates Source Type: news

Barriers to Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence Among HIV-Positive Hispanic and Latino Men Who Have Sex with Men -United States, 2015-2019
This report describes self-reported antiretroviral therapy among HIV-positive Hispanic and Latino men who have sex with men.
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 8, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Antiviral Drugs Hispanic health HIV/AIDS Men's Health MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Sexual Health Latino Health Source Type: news

Characteristics Associated with Adults Remembering to Wash Hands in Multiple Situations Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic - United States, October 2019 and June 2020
This report describes handwashing behavior among U.S. adults before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 8, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Adult Health Coronavirus [CoV] Handwashing MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Source Type: news

Griffo Botanicals - 610434 - 10/07/2020
Unapproved and Misbranded Products Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - October 8, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Source Type: news

Prairie Dawn Herbs - 610877 - 10/07/2020
Unapproved and Misbranded Products Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - October 8, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Source Type: news

Africa: UNAIDS Issues Guidance On Reducing Stigma and Discrimination During Covid-19 Responses
[UNAIDS] Geneva -- Drawing on 40 years of experience from the AIDS response, UNAIDS is issuing new guidance on how to reduce stigma and discrimination in the context of COVID-19. The guidance is based on the latest evidence on what works to reduce HIV-related stigma and discrimination and applies it to COVID-19.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Social Responsiveness Award - a Unique Study On Youth and HIV
[UCT] South Africa has the world's largest cohort of young people with HIV. More than 300 000 adolescents aged between 10 and 19 are living with the virus. Part of the born-free generation, their health outcomes - and those of their families - reflect the triumphs, as well as the enduring challenges, of post-apartheid healthcare, said Dr Rebecca Hodes, the recipient of the University of Cape Town's (UCT) Social Responsiveness Award for 2019.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

November 2, 2020 Joint Meeting of the Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement - 11/02/2020 - 11/02/2020
November 2, 2020 Joint Meeting of the Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - October 8, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Swaziland: Swaziland Coronavirus Likely to Continue for Months, but Restrictions On Sport and Arts Lifted
[Swazi Media] Coronavirus cases in Swaziland (eSwatini) are likely to continue in the coming months, through the Christmas period and into April 2021, Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini said.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Adolescent health and well-being
Building the capacity of young people is critical to realizing the promise of the Sustaining Development Goals (SDGs) and the Global Strategy for Women ’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health. Adolescents and young people are uniquely positioned to be effective advocates to hold their governments accountable for the delivery of promises, policies and programs that affect their lives. Now, more than any other time, young people have an opportun ity to make sure every adolescent gets counted; and take action to advocate for adolescent health and well-being. PMNCH in collaboration with key partners, will host a series of...
Source: WHO Maternal, Newborn and Child Health - October 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: child health [subject], children's health, children, young child, child Source Type: news

How Covid-19 and Power Tools Helped Heal My Relationship With My Son
After I nearly lost him in the darkness of depression, we forged a new bond in glue and sawdust.
Source: NYT Health - October 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Debby Waldman Tags: Tools Mental Health and Disorders Canoes and Canoeing Depression (Mental) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Families and Family Life Suicides and Suicide Attempts Source Type: news

Africa: Covid, Climate and Conflict Conspire to Push Up Poverty
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -- A triple threat of coronavirus, climate change and conflict means an ambitious goal to end extreme poverty by 2030 looks increasingly unlikely, the World Bank says
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cannabis ads and store location influence youth marijuana use
(Washington State University) States may want to consider the proximity of cannabis retailers and cannabis advertising to neighborhoods to prevent underage use of the drug, according to new WSU research.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Danger molecule' associated with being obese, female and black in younger adults
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) A 'danger molecule' is higher in the blood of younger black adults than whites, females than males and increases with weight and age, researchers report in the first large, longitudinal study associating circulating HMGB1 levels with obesity, inflammation promoters and early indicators of cardiovascular risk in humans.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Simple solutions reduce court no-shows and subsequent arrest warrants
(University of Pennsylvania) For low-level offenses in New York City, text nudges and a redesigned summons form decreased court no-show rates by about 20% and led to 30,000 fewer arrest warrants over three years, according to research from criminologist Aur é lie Ouss of the University of Pennsylvania. 'Lack of awareness is likely a barrier that explains some criminal justice failures, and these can have really big consequences,' she says.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ideas42 and University of Chicago Crime Lab challenge assumptions about missed court dates
(ideas42) Behavioral design nonprofit ideas42 and the University of Chicago Crime Lab announced the publication of their new joint paper, Using Behavioral Nudges to Reduce Failure to Appear in Court in Science Magazine. The paper's results demonstrate that redesigning New York City's summons form to make it simpler and clearer reduced failure to appear rates by 13%, and sending text message reminders reduced failure to appear rates by 21%.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIH trial testing hyperimmune intravenous immunoglobulin and remdesivir to treat COVID-19
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) A clinical trial to test the safety, tolerability and efficacy of a combination treatment regimen for COVID-19 consisting of the antiviral remdesivir plus a highly concentrated solution of antibodies that neutralize SARS-CoV-2 has begun. The study is taking place in hospitalized adults with COVID-19 in the United States, Mexico and 16 other countries on five continents. NIAID is sponsoring and funding the Phase 3 trial, called Inpatient Treatment with Anti-Coronavirus Immunoglobulin, or ITAC.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

People use, trust different COVID-19 information sources depending on gender, age, and other factors
(New York University) Gender, age, education level, and political affiliation predict where people turn for information about COVID-19 -- and what sources they use and trust is linked to differing beliefs about the pandemic, according to a new study by NYU School of Global Public Health researchers.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Clear and standardized corona rules: Leopoldina appeals to federal and state governments
(Leopoldina) Since the end of July, the number of new infections with the coronavirus has been on the rise again in Germany. Because of falling temperatures and group activities being relocated indoors, the pandemic's development is at risk of becoming difficult to control again. In its new ad-hoc statement the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina points out that to counter this threat in time and maintain public life in the coming months, protective measures must be taken now.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UK early years sector needs new strategy to recruit and support male staff, says study
(Lancaster University) GenderEYE (Gender Diversification in Early Years Education) -- a study by Lancaster University and the Fatherhood Institute - found that despite early years education's continuing status as Britain's least gender-diverse caring profession, the Government and most early years employers have done very little to recruit and retain male staff. The study reveals that less than a fifth (14%) of early years settings have pursued specific strategies aimed at recruiting men.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Massachusetts Reports 509 New Coronavirus Cases And 19 Additional Deaths
BOSTON (CBS) — Health officials reported 509 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 19 additional deaths in Massachusetts on Wednesday. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 133,868 while the total number of deaths is 9,342. The 7-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts held steady at 1.1%. As of Wednesday, there are 515 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness, an increase of 21 from Tuesday. There are 83 patients currently in intensive care. There were 16,134 new tests reported Wednesday. A total of 2,346,790 people...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Source Type: news

' I Won ' t Be Used as a Guinea Pig for White People '
Mistrust of vaccines runs deep in African-American communities. Against formidable odds, Father Paul Abernathy and his teams are trying to convince residents of Pittsburgh ’s historic Black neighborhoods to volunteer for trials testing a Covid-19 shot.
Source: NYT Health - October 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman and Chang W. Lee Tags: Black People Clinical Trials Race and Ethnicity Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Research Rumors and Misinformation Pittsburgh (Pa) your-feed-healthcare United States Source Type: news

Have you been bitten? The four areas of the body bed bugs tend to bite
BED BUG bites are usually painless and hard to distinguish from other insect bites. If you spot symptoms in these four areas of the body it may indicate you've been bitten by bed bugs, however.
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Wearing Mask Has Minimal Impact On Carbon Dioxide And Oxygen Levels
BOSTON (CBS) – So-called “anti-maskers” often claim that regularly wearing face masks is bad for your health and could possibly kill you. But a new study says that’s just not true. A new study in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society looked at changes in oxygen and carbon dioxide in healthy individuals as well as veterans with COPD, a common form of lung disease, before and after wearing surgical masks. They found the effect was minimal, even in people with the most severe lung dysfunction. It’s true that many people feel like they have trouble breathing while wearing masks, but they say that is more typica...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Telemedicine Feasible and Reliable in Parkinson ' s Trial Telemedicine Feasible and Reliable in Parkinson ' s Trial
Remote visits were feasible, reliable, and well accepted by patients in a Parkinson ' s disease clinical trial when compared with in-person visits. They also saved time for patients and investigators.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 7, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FY 2019 GDUFA Science and Research Outcomes
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - October 7, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Mozambique: Another Coronavirus Death and 102 New Cases Reported
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican health authorities on Tuesday announced a further death from the Covid-19 respiratory disease, and 102 new cases, of whom, once again, the overwhelming majority were diagnosed in Maputo city and province.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The latest: What they are saying: Intellectual property protections vital to incentivize ongoing COVID-19 research and development
America ’s biopharmaceutical companies are committed to COVID-19 treatment and vaccine research and development (R&D). Reliable IP protections have helped drive innovation and enhance patient access to breakthrough therapies. Innovators are also relying on these strong protections to discover new medical advances that will keep patients healthy during this pandemic and after.
Source: The Catalyst - October 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tom Wilbur Tags: Research and Development Intellectual Property IP Explained Coronavirus Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Brussels closes cafes and bars for a month; clashes over restrictions in Israel
One in seven people tested in Belgian capital is positive; Facebook and Twitter act against Trumpfor suggesting Covid just like fluCovid at the Trump White House: what we know so farEurope must go beyond science to survive Covid crisis, says WHOChina reports shortages of flu vaccine after rush to avoid ‘twindemic’Trump coronavirus updates – liveUK coronavirus updates – live12.48pmBSTFor White House staff and senior visiting officials and journalists,thecoronavirus outbreak in Donald Trump ’s inner circlehas become like a whodunnit amid a shortage of information and mounting anxiety.As cleaners in hazmat suits hav...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray (now); Caroline Davies and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Science Infectious diseases US news UK news Australia news Source Type: news

Trauma, mental health, and everyday functioning among Rohingya refugee people  living in short- and long-term resettlements - Khan S, Haque S.
This study investigated if Rohingya refugee  people resettled in camps in rural Bangladesh and urban locations in Malaysia had different levels of trauma, mental health and everyday functioning. The study also examined if direct and indirect expos...
Source: SafetyLit - October 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Suicidal behaviour and cognition: a systematic review with special focus on prefrontal deficits - Fern ández-Sevillano J, Gonzalez-Pinto A, Rodríguez-Revuelta J, Alberich S, González-Blanco L, Zorrilla I, Velasco, López MP, Abad I, Sáiz PA.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a major health concern worldwide, thus, identifying risk factors would enable a more comprehensive understanding and prevention of this behaviour. Neuropsychological alterations could lead to difficulties in interpreting and managing...
Source: SafetyLit - October 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Vir Biotechnology and GSK announce global expansion to Phase 3 of COMET-ICE study evaluating VIR-7831 for the treatment of COVID-19
Vir Biotechnology, Inc. (Nasdaq: VIR) and GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) announced the global expansion to Phase 3 of the COMET-ICE (COVID-19 Monoclonal antibody Efficacy Trial - Intent to Care Early) study evaluating VIR-7831 for the early treatment of COVID-19 in patients who are at high risk of hospitalisation.
Source: World Pharma News - October 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured GlaxoSmithKline Business and Industry Source Type: news

With Armed Groups on the Rise, Youth Engagement is More Important than Ever
Young people pose questions to Secretary-General António Guterres during a UN75 event with youth at the Graduate Institute in Geneva. António Guterres said despite youth engagement during this period – including in the 2016 peace process in Colombia and in shaping the Global Compact on Refugees two years later – opportunities for them to contribute remain inadequate. “The world cannot afford a lost generation of youth, their lives set back by COVID-19 and their voices stifled by a lack of participation”, he said. “Let us do far more to tap their talents as we tackle the pandemic and chart a recovery that leads ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siobhan O Neil and Kato Van Broeckhoven Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Liberia: Mental Health and Epilepsy Patients More Vulnerable During Covid-19 Crisis
[New Dawn] The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for mental health and epilepsy patients in Liberia, leading to greater social isolation and disrupting treatment in some cases, experts say..
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Covid vaccine tracker: when will a coronavirus vaccine be ready?
More than 170 teams of researchers are racing to develop a safe and effective vaccine. Here is their progressResearchers around the world are racing to develop a vaccine against Covid-19, withmore than 170 candidate vaccines now tracked by the World Health Organization (WHO).Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Niko Kommenda and Frank Hulley-Jones Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Vaccines and immunisation Health Society Source Type: news

NIH award to fund UArizona research on opioid addiction and relapse in postpartum women
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) When people think of opioid addiction, they don't think of pregnant women. Opioid addiction during pregnancy, however, increased 500% in the past 15 years. Alicia Allen, PhD, MPH, a University of Arizona assistant professor affiliated with the Comprehensive Pain and Addiction Center, seeks to understand the relationship between postpartum hormones and opioid relapse to support women in recovery. For that, Dr. Allen recently won a five-year, $2.3 million National Institutes of Health New Innovator Award.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers awarded $2.7M to study loneliness and Alzheimer's
(McGill University) Two researchers from The Neuro, with collaborators from the StoP-AD Centre at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and the Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute, will lead a research program centered on an emerging field of neuroscience thanks to a grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Aging (NIH/NIA) in the USA.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GSA publishes three research articles on COVID-19 and aging
(The Gerontological Society of America) The Gerontological Society of America's highly cited, peer-reviewed journals are continuing to publish scientific articles on COVID-19. The following were published between September 24 and October 7; all are free to access.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sensory device stimulates ears and tongue to treat tinnitus in large trial
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) A device that stimulates the ears and tongue substantially reduced the severity of tinnitus symptoms in 326 patients for as long as 1 year, while achieving high patient satisfaction and adherence.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Plant-based spray could be used in n95 masks and energy devices
(Rutgers University) Engineers have invented a way to spray extremely thin wires made of a plant-based material that could be used in N95 mask filters, devices that harvest energy for electricity, and potentially the creation of human organs. The method involves spraying methylcellulose, a renewable plastic material derived from plant cellulose, on 3D-printed and other objects ranging from electronics to plants, according to a Rutgers-led study in the journal Materials Horizons.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Physical activity and sleep in adults with arthritis
(Wiley) A new study published in Arthritis Care& Research has examined patterns of 24-hour physical activity and sleep among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and knee osteoarthritis.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists are more specialized in larger and interdisciplinary teams
(ESMT Berlin) The roles of scientists change as research teams become more interdisciplinary and larger, finds new research from ESMT Berlin. Henry Sauermann, Professor of Strategy at ESMT Berlin, and Prof. Carolin Haeussler from the University of Passau found that division of labor increased with the size of the team, meaning a higher proportion of team members specialized in fewer tasks, sometimes only contributing to one activity. However, generalist members, which are less specialized and contribute to multiple activities, did not disappear completely.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trust and income inequality fueling the spread of COVID-19
(McGill University) Trust in public institutions is linked to fewer COVID-19 deaths, but trust and belonging to groups is associated with more deaths, according to a wide-ranging, McGill-led study of 30-day COVID-19 mortality rates in 84 countries. Greater economic inequality is also associated with COVID-19 mortality.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

First relatives of rubella virus discovered in bats in Uganda and mice in Germany
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) In a Ugandan forest, a team of American and African scientists take oral swabs from insect-eating cyclops leaf-nosed bats. In a necropsy room near the Baltic Sea, researchers try to determine what killed a donkey, a Bennett's tree-kangaroo and a capybara at a German zoo -- all of them suffering from severe brain swelling. Neither team was aware of the other, yet they were both about to converge on a discovery that would help solve a long-enduring mystery.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news