COVID-19
New survey reveals divide in vital uses of internet in southeast Ohio  PHYS.ORG · 5 minutes
A new Ohio University study brings needed attention to the digital divide issues in Appalachian southeast Ohio, a region lagging behind the rest of... more
Italy opens borders ahead of neighbors, beckoning tourists  ABC NEWS · 11 minutes
Rome’s international Leonardo da Vinci airport sprang back to life on Wednesday as Italy opened regional and international borders in the final phase of easing its long coronavirus lockdown more
Odds of edible insects transmitting coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is negligible  PHYS.ORG · 36 minutes
The odds of insects that are produced for food or feed transmitting COVID-19 is negligible. That is the conclusion drawn by a team of entomologists, virologists, and insect disease experts... more
The Latest: Cameras at Brussels Airport will check for fever  ABC NEWS · 41 minutes
Passengers at Brussels airport could be denied access to flights if their body temperature exceeds 38 degrees Celsius as part of measures aimed at limiting the spread of... more
Scientist admits Sweden could have battled virus better  ABC NEWS · 1 hour
Sweden's chief epidemiologist has shown some contrition as criticism has grown over the country’s hotly debated approach to fighting the coronavirus pandemic more
Asia Today: S. Korea opening schools despite spike in cases  ABC NEWS · 1 hour
South Korea has reported 49 new cases of COVID-19, continuing a resurgence of the virus as the government defends its decision to reopen schools more
Work on JWST ramps up again  SPACE NEWS · 2 hours
NASA and Northrop Grumman are increasing work on the James Webb Space Telescope that slowed during the coronavirus pandemic, but the agency has yet... more
Why does crowd noise matter?  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Sporting codes are restarting as part of easing restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic. In Australia, the NRL season has just restarted, the AFL will resume on June 11, and Super Netball will return on August 1. more
The Latest: Minority Londoners targeted under lockdown rules  ABC NEWS · 2 hours
British police statistics show that black and ethnic minority Londoners were more likely than their white counterparts to be fined or arrested for breaking coronavirus lockdown rules barring gatherings and non-essential travel more
ICUs become a ‘delirium factory’ for COVID patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Doctors are fighting not only to save lives from COVID-19, but also to protect patients' brains. more
Cyclone lashes India's business capital, 100,000 evacuated (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
A cyclone made landfall Wednesday south of India's financial capital of Mumbai, with storm surge threatening to flood beaches and low-lying slums as city authorities struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic. more
Powerful Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall near Mumbai  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Cyclone Nisarga ripped roofs off homes in a coastal town near Mumbai Wednesday after officials ordered offices and factories to shut and told people to stay home, reversing a move to ease a coronavirus... more
Wuhan tests 10 million people, finds few infections  ABC NEWS · 4 hours
The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus was first detected late last year, has tested nearly 10 million people in an unprecedented 19-day campaign to check an entire city more
Mexican zoo saves animals endangered by virus crisis  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Kira, a two and a half year-old tiger, arrived at a zoo in Mexico's northeast in April after her owner could no longer feed her due to the coronavirus-induced economic collapse. more
The Latest: Pakistani lawmaker dies from coronavirus  ABC NEWS · 5 hours
Health officials say one more Pakistani lawmaker has died at a hospital in Islamabad after testing positive for the coronavirus more
Severe cyclone approaches India's financial capital Mumbai  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
India's western coast and financial capital of Mumbai braced for the first cyclone in a century on Wednesday as cases of the coronavirus continued to surge. more
Pandemic could cost Australian universities $11 bn: lobby group  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Australian universities could lose up to US$11 billion dollars as an indefinite coronavirus border closure locks out the foreign students who keep the sector afloat, the industry said Wednesday. more
The Latest: Tanzania's frozen caseload concerns Africa, US  ABC NEWS · 5 hours
Tanzania is entering its sixth week without an update on its coronavirus cases as African health authorities worry and the U.S. issues a new statement of concern more
Silent hypoxia and its role in COVID-19 detection  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
News-Medical speaks to Dr. Albet Rizzo about silent hypoxia and how it is occurring in individuals that are suffering from COVID-19. more
'Major gaps' in understanding how land-use changes affect spread of diseases  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
The quest to discover how new diseases—such as COVID-19—emerge and spread in response to global land-use change driven by human population expansion still contains "major gaps",... more
The Latest: Wuhan finishes mass testing effort, isolates 300  ABC NEWS · 6 hours
The central Chinese city of Wuhan has tested nearly every one of its 11 million people for the coronavirus in a mass effort that resulted in the isolation of 300... more
Convalescent plasma therapy improves outcomes in majority of COVID-19 patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
First peer-reviewed publication on US trial results from Houston Methodist published in The American Journal of Pathology more
Changes in land use may influence the spread of diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
The quest to discover how new diseases - such as Covid-19 - emerge and spread in response to global land-use change driven by human population expansion still contains... more
Scientists map how SARS-CoV-2 infects the airways  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
Now, in a significant scientific study, a team of researchers at the University of North Carolina Health Care (UNC) have mapped how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), infects the nasal... more
Asia Today: S Korea reopening schools despite spike in cases  ABC NEWS · 9 hours
South Korea has reported 49 new cases of COVID-19, continuing a weekslong resurgence of the virus as the government defended its decision to reopen schools despite health risks more
Siemens receives FDA approval for SARS-CoV-2 antibody test  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
Siemens Healthineers has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had issued an Emergency Use Authorization for its total antibody test to detect the presence of severe acute respiratory syndrome... more
Does smoking increase COVID-19 risk?  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to smolder and smoke in many parts of the world, with over 100,000 cases, and more than 3,000 deaths reported every day. Many factors are responsible for the higher risk of infection in certain... more
Study shows Sofosbuvir alleviates COVID-19-related neurological symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
A group of researchers has studied the effects of an antiviral drug Sofosbuvir on human brain organoids infected with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). more
The Latest: UN body calls for action on debt amid pandemic  ABC NEWS · 11 hours
The president of the U.N. Economic and Social Council is calling for urgent action to help the growing number of countries already facing or at risk... more
Is it safe for SARS-CoV-2 positive mothers to breastfeed?  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
Even as the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus continues to cause thousands of cases every day, with many deaths, life continues to move on regardless. Births occur... more
China reports 4 new coronavirus cases, withdraws 5 others  ABC NEWS · 11 hours
China has reported reported four new confirmed coronavirus cases, one brought from abroad and three added retroactively after nucleic acid tests returned positive results more
Study looks at delirium in critically ill COVID-19 patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
A new study published on the online preprint server medRxiv in May 2020 reports on the high incidence of delirium in COVID-19 patients in intensive care. This highlights the urgent... more
Trump says GOP is pulling convention from North Carolina  ABC NEWS · 12 hours
President Donald Trump says he is seeking a new state to host the Republican National Convention after host North Carolina refused to guarantee the event could be held in Charlotte... more
A vectored vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
The current pandemic of COVID-19 is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), a betacoronavirus similar to that which caused the SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV earlier. Scientists are pursuing therapeutic drugs and vaccines to counter... more
Early diagnosis of pulmonary embolism could enhance treatment in COVID-19 patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
Researchers at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit say early diagnosis of a life-threatening blood clot in the lungs led to swifter treatment intervention in COVID-19... more
SARS-CoV-2 can adversely affect cardiac cells and heart function  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
A research group from Germany demonstrated a direct toxic effect of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) on cardiac cells in their paper published on the bioRxiv* preprint... more
Study reveals how a fat cell's immune response worsens obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
When obesity occurs, a person's own fat cells can set off a complex inflammatory chain reaction that can further disrupt metabolism and weaken immune response--potentially placing people at... more
Cats resistant to SARS-CoV-2 reinfection  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Researchers at Colorado State University have made important discoveries about domestic cats infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that could address concerns about human-to-animal transmission and the role domestic pets might play in spreading the... more
A mysterious company’s coronavirus papers in top medical journals may be unraveling  Science Magazine · 13 hours
Scientists and journals express concern over influential studies of COVID-19 patient data that evaluated possible treatments such as hydroxychloroquine more
Ozone disinfection of respirator masks for front-line workers coping with COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine and collaborators have successfully used ozone to disinfect the respirator masks used by healthcare workers to protect against respiratory diseases... more
Fed lawyer: COVID-19 at federal jail worse than reported  ABC NEWS · 14 hours
A government lawyer says the true number of COVID-19 infections among inmates at Manhattan's federal lockup was likely about seven times what the Bureau of Prisons has previously publicly reported more
SARS-CoV-2 infected patients who undergo surgery experience worse postoperative outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
Patients undergoing surgery after contracting coronavirus are at greatly increased risk of postoperative death, a new global study published in The Lancet reveals. more
Scientists to develop device to identify neutralizing antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
A Texas A&M University team of scientists and engineers is leading the development of a device that can be used to rapidly identify antibodies produced by... more
Pulmonary embolism and COVID-19  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
Researchers say early diagnosis of a life-threatening blood clot in the lungs led to swifter treatment intervention in COVID-19 patients. A new study finds that 51 percent of patients found to have a pulmonary embolism, or PE, were diagnosed in... more
SFU and Providence Health Care collaborate on AI tool to aid quicker COVID-19 diagnosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
Simon Fraser University researchers and Providence Health Care are collaborating on a new artificial intelligence tool that will help diagnose... more
Study investigates outcome of COVID-19 infection in blood cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
One of the first studies to investigate the outcome of COVID-19 infection in patients with blood cancer has been conducted by clinical researchers from Queen Mary University of... more
Approach used against influenza epidemics could benefit COVID-19 drug development  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
A new study from researchers at The University of Texas at Austin has found that some antivirals are useful for more than helping sick people get better --... more
George Mason University researcher wins NSF RAPID grant to model virus spread  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
How a computer virus spreads gave George Mason University researcher Cameron Nowzari insight into how human viruses, like the coronavirus, spread. more
Rapid patient identification could help combat COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
In a peer-reviewed commentary published in npj Digital Medicine, experts from Regenstrief Institute, Mayo Clinic and The Pew Charitable Trusts write that matching patient records from disparate sources is not only achievable, but fundamental... more
The Latest: Late singer's wife urges easier absentee voting  ABC NEWS · 16 hours
The wife of celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine, who died from complications of COVID-19, is urging lawmakers in Tennessee to expand absentee voting so people will not to risk their health... more
COVID-19 could be a seasonal illness with higher risk in winter  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
A study conducted in Sydney, Australia, during the early epidemic stage of COVID-19 has found an association between lower humidity and an increase in locally acquired... more
Impact of COVID-19 infection in blood cancer patients  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
Researchers report on one of the first studies to investigate the outcome of COVID-19 infection in patients with blood cancer. more
Concerns mount about two studies on drugs for coronavirus  ABC NEWS · 18 hours
Concerns are mounting about studies in two influential medical journals on drugs used in people with coronavirus, including one that led multiple countries to stop testing a malaria pill more
Face masks may reduce COVID-19 spread by 85%, WHO-backed study suggests  LIVE SCIENCE · 19 hours
The WHO-backed study found that face masks and eye protection really do prevent spread of COVID-19. more
The Latest: Iraq sees record daily cases as testing widens  ABC NEWS · 20 hours
Iraq’s Health Ministry is reporting a record-breaking single-day spike in confirmed coronavirus cases that it says resulted from increased testing more
NC governor: GOP must prepare for scaled-back convention  ABC NEWS · 20 hours
North Carolina’s governor said in a letter Tuesday that the GOP must prepare for a scaled-back convention in Charlotte because of the coronavirus pandemic despite demands from President Donald Trump for a... more
Scientists rush to defend Venezuelan colleagues threatened over coronavirus study  Science Magazine · 20 hours
High-level politician suggests academy deserves retribution for publishing unwelcome COVID-19 estimates more
The Latest: 2 more lawmakers with virus die in Pakistan  ABC NEWS · 20 hours
Two Pakistani lawmakers have died after testing positive for the coronavirus amid a spike in COVID-19 cases and deaths more
Finding food security underwater  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
A key to solving global hunger—which is predicted to intensify during the COVID-19 pandemic—may lie in the ocean. In fact, the ocean could produce up to 75 percent more seafood than it does today, and drive sustainable economic growth, according... more
COVID-19 drug development could benefit from approach used against flu  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
A new study has found that some antivirals are useful for more than helping sick people get better -- they also can prevent thousands of deaths and hundreds... more
The Latest: Face of Italy's virus deniers unmasked at rally  ABC NEWS · 21 hours
Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered in Rome shunning masks to protest the Italian government's actions to slow the spread of the coronavirus more
Could the next pandemic be 100 times worse than COVID-19?  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
As the world tries to cope with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Dr. Michael Herschel Greger has claimed that worse... more
A new tool to help biomedical scientists better understand COVID-19 virus  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
Biomedical scientists working with COVID-19 have a new tool to help them better understand the virus and feel confident about the structural models they are using... more
A better model for neutrophil-related diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 22 hours
Neutrophils are critical immune cells for antimicrobial defense, but they can exacerbate a number of diseases, perhaps including COVID-19. The traditional approaches to study neutrophils in animal models are limited in specificity and effectiveness. Scientists have... more
Pre-COVID-19 poll of older adults hints at potential impact of pandemic on eating habits  SCIENCE DAILY · 22 hours
Few shopped for groceries online, and self-rating of healthy eating was higher among those who dined alone or at restaurants... more
Killing coronavirus with handheld ultraviolet light device may be feasible  SCIENCE DAILY · 22 hours
A personal, handheld device emitting high-intensity ultraviolet light to disinfect areas by killing the novel coronavirus is now feasible, according to researchers. more
An important new tool for developing COVID-19 treatments, vaccines  SCIENCE DAILY · 22 hours
Scientists have a new resource to help them better understand COVID-19 as they develop treatments and vaccines. more
New test method can offer safer dosages of hydroxychloroquine  SCIENCE DAILY · 22 hours
Researchers have developed a new method to measure levels of the medication hydroxychloroquine in patients with the rheumatic disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The analysis method may also be useful... more
Evidence supports physical distancing, masks, and eye protection to help prevent COVID-19  SCIENCE DAILY · 22 hours
The systematic review was conducted by a large, international collaborative of researchers, front-line and specialist clinicians, epidemiologists, patients, public health and health policy experts... more
Greek tourism minister says all foreign visitors welcome  ABC NEWS · 22 hours
Greece's tourism minister says the country is ready to welcome tourists from all over the world this summer but will be adhering to the advice of health experts to ensure it remains... more
Report illuminates health and socioeconomic disparities in the District of Columbia  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
Approximately three quarters of the deaths associated with COVID-19 in the nation's capital have been among the African American community. more
Data provides a baseline understanding of the eating habits of older adults before COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
Most people in their 50s and older were capable home cooks just before COVID-19 struck America, but only 5% had... more
Controlling COVID-19 will carry devastating economic cost for developing countries  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Many African countries quickly closed their borders and imposed lockdown. This meant that, until the beginning of May, no African country had more than 10,000 people affected, with... more
Americans' deepening financial stress will make the coronavirus a lot harder to contain  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Preventing deaths from COVID-19 depends on people who get it seeking treatment—which also allows authorities to track down whom they came in... more
The Latest: Tokyo issues alert amid fear of 2nd virus wave  ABC NEWS · 22 hours
The governor of Tokyo has issued a coronavirus alert for the Japanese capital amid worries of a resurgence of infections only a week after a state... more
An important new tool for developing COVID-19 treatments, vaccines  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Biomedical scientists working with COVID-19 have a new tool to help them better understand the virus and feel confident about the structural models they are using in their research. more
India evacuates 10,000 from homes, virus hospital ahead of cyclone  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
More than 10,000 people, including some coronavirus patients, were moved to safer locations Tuesday as India's west coast braced for a cyclone, the first such storm to threaten... more
Alternative model addresses the shortcomings of neutrophil-depletion model  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
s the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, researchers are turning their attention to the virus' biology, mechanism of action, and possible treatments. One of the targets are a group of immune cells... more
For world's poorest, coronavirus loss of income threatens ability to eat  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
The world's poorest—who have lost their incomes from illness or because of lockdowns—are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and, unless they receive enough support, hunger... more
Researcher harnessing supercomputers to unpack the coronavirus' 'spike' protein  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Michael H. Peters, Ph.D., a professor in VCU's Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering, is using powerful supercomputers at NASA's Ames Research Center in California to investigate the "spike"... more
Distance learning poses challenges for some families of children with disabilities  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
At a time when schools are closed due to COVID-19, many parents are juggling work, finances, child care and distance learning. It's a lot to manage.... more
How we're turning local environmental problems into global issues by engineering nature  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
The current coronavirus pandemic is a poignant example of our hyperconnected planet. A small, localized infection in Wuhan, China, rapidly spread around the world... more
Researchers identify genetic codes of COVID-19 and SARS viruses that may promote their lifecycles  NEWS MEDICAL · 24 hours
Researchers have identified specific portions of the genetic codes of the COVID-19 and SARS viruses that may promote the viruses'... more
Towards effective protection of water resources and human health  NEWS MEDICAL · 24 hours
The covid-19 pandemic has shown us that public health can be endangered by "hidden enemies" like viruses that cannot be detected by our senses. more
The Latest: Spain's govt seeks last state of emergency span  ABC NEWS · 24 hours
 The Spanish government is seeking to extend the state of emergency it imposed over the coronavirus until June 21, when most remaining restrictions on movement and business will... more
UK study finds minorities at higher risk of COVID-19 death  ABC NEWS · 24 hours
A British study says people from ethnic minorities have died in larger relative numbers with COVID-19 than their white compatriots more
The Latest: Putin orders quick repairs for Russian economy  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed his government to take quick steps to repair economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic more
French virus tracing app goes live amid debate over privacy  ABC NEWS · 1 day
France is rolling out an official coronavirus contact-tracing app aimed at containing fresh outbreaks as lockdown restrictions gradually ease more
The Latest: 'Relatively flat' summer cases forecast for UK  ABC NEWS · 1 day
A leading epidemiologist whose work heavily influenced Britain’s lockdown measures said the coronavirus outbreak in the U_K_ is unlikely to worsen during the summer but that the outlook from September... more
Hiring a diverse army to track COVID-19 amid reopening  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
As a contact tracer, Teresa Ayala-Castillo is sometimes asked whether herbal teas and Vicks VapoRub can treat COVID-19. These therapies aren't exactly official health guidance, but Ayala-Castillo isn't fazed. She... more
Universal virus detection platform to expedite viral diagnosis  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The quick, accurate detection of a virus on a wide scale is the key to combating infectious diseases such as COVID-19. A new viral diagnostic strategy using reactive polymer-grafted, double-stranded RNAs will... more
The Latest: Moscow cathedrals open to Orthodox parishioners  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The two main Russian Orthodox cathedrals in Moscow have reopened their doors as officials take more steps to ease the country’s coronavirus lockdown more
Ciheb awarded $4 million to support COVID-19 response activities  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The Center for International Health, Education and Biosecurity at the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Institute of Human Virology was awarded $4 million from the U.S. Centers for Disease... more
Pandemic presents new hurdles, and hope, for people struggling with addiction  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Before Philadelphia shut down to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Ed had a routine: most mornings he would head to a nearby McDonald’s to brush... more
Monkeys, ferrets offer needed clues in COVID-19 vaccine race  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The global race for a COVID-19 vaccine boils down to some critical questions about how much to rev up people's immune systems — and whether revving it the wrong way... more
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