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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
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
COVID-19 likely to be a seasonal disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A study conducted in Sydney during the early epidemic stage of COVID-19 has found an association between lower humidity and an increase in locally acquired positive cases. Researchers discovered a 1 percent decrease in... more
Geospatial analysis reveals most vulnerable COVID-19 areas in Spain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A report based on a geospatial analysis conducted by researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in collaboration with TAPTAP Digital, using additional data from Predicio and Tamoco, identifies... more
The Latest: WHO official: Central, South America hard hit  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The emergencies chief of the World Health Organization said Central and South America are currently witnessing the most intense transmission of the coronavirus worldwide, but it’s difficult to predict when... more
Scientists develop method to help epidemiologists map spread of COVID-19  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists have developed a method they believe will help epidemiologists more efficiently predict the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their new study outlines a solution to the SIR... more
Scientists develop method to help epidemiologists map spread of COVID-19  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Rochester Institute of Technology scientists have developed a method they believe will help epidemiologists more efficiently predict the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their new study, published in... more
Virus ignited in US no earlier than mid-January, study says  ABC NEWS · 5 days
The spark that started the U.S. coronavirus epidemic arrived during a three-week window from mid-January to early February, before the nation halted travel from China more
Shandong University offers high-tech support to fight against coronavirus epidemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, the SDU-NTU Joint Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research has developed two types of robots, which were sent to hospitals in Wuhan and Huanggang in... more
The Latest: Italy has 531 infections in the past 24 hours  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The number of confirmed new infections in Italy rose by just 531 in the past 24 hours, with half in the populous northern region of Lombardy... more
Rich and poor don't recover equally from epidemics: Rebuilding fairly is a global challenge  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Since the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, disaster recovery plans are almost always framed with aspirational plans to "build back... more
Mayor says Mexico City will begin gradual reopening June 1  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Mexico City is the epicenter of the country’s coronavirus epidemic, but its mayor plans to begin a gradual reopening beginning June 1 even as daily new infections continue... more
Susceptible supply limits the role of climate in the early SARS-CoV-2 pandemic  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Preliminary evidence suggests that climate may modulate the transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Yet it remains unclear whether seasonal and geographic variations in climate can substantially... more
Inadequate vaccine and epidemic control in the US  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new paper published on the preprint server medRxiv* in May 2020 shows that vaccination must be combined with nonpharmacological interventions (NPIs) to achieve rapid and effective control of the ongoing pandemic. more
The Latest: Slovenia proclaims end to virus epidemic at home  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Slovenia has become the first European country to proclaim an end to the coronavirus epidemic at home more
How sewer science could ease testing pressure and track COVID-19  REUTERS · 3 weeks
The science of sewage surveillance could be deployed in countries across the world to help monitor... more
Delaying primaries helps protect incumbents as well as voters  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Nineteen states, including Wyoming, Hawaii and Maryland, have postponed or canceled their primary elections. To many Americans, the idea that states might cancel or postpone their primaries as a response... more
New research and guidance focus on critical health aspects during COVID-19 epidemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
New research and guidance in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier, focus on critical topics pertaining to community and individual health... more
Experts highlight triumph over polio and hope to do the same for COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
For much of the 20th century, summer was considered "polio season," and people were accustomed to seeing swimming pools and movie theaters... more
COVID-19 may compound the social and economic burdens of Parkinson's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Evidence from past epidemics and preclinical research suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic may have a long-lasting impact on the pandemic of Parkinson's disease, say scientists. more
Estimating the burden of SARS-CoV-2 in France  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
France has been heavily affected by the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic and went into lockdown on the 17 March 2020. Using models applied to hospital and death data, we estimate the impact of the lockdown and... more
Researchers assess potential impact of COVID-19 on people with psychosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Researchers at Orygen and La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia have completed a rapid review of contemporary epidemic and pandemic research to assess the potential impact of COVID-19... more
Southwest CEO’s boast about airplanes’ low COVID risk flies by key concerns  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
During a May 3 appearance on "Face the Nation," Southwest CEO Gary Kelly said that he believed it was safe for Americans to fly... more
Study: Scant proportion of hospitalized patients with opioid use disorder receive treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Despite a national opioid-related overdose epidemic that continues to claim tens of thousands of lives annually, a new nationwide study shows that a scant... more
The strategy against COVID-19 spreading depends on mathematical modeling—but how?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
COVID-19 is presently impacting the entire world and different approaches to stopping the epidemic are tested around the globe. As weeks pass by, we learn more and more... more
Asia Today: North Korea's Kim praises Xi for outbreak gains  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un sent a personal message to Chinese President Xi Jinping praising what he described as China’s success in getting its coronavirus epidemic... more
Major stressors for parents during COVID-19 revealed in new report  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The interim report from 5,000 responses to the Co-SPACE (COVID-19 Supporting Parents, Adolescents, and Children in Epidemics) survey led by experts at the University of Oxford, indicates some... more
The effect of weather on COVID-19 infection rate  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Viral epidemics are nothing new in human history. Several viruses circulate freely every year among human beings, causing seasonal outbreaks of disease and death, such as the seasonal flu. A new study... more
Air pollution associated with greater virulence of COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new study published on the preprint server medRxiv* in April 2020 provides convincing evidence that air pollution contributes to greater severity of COVID-19. The researchers say, “This suggests the detrimental impact... more
Different types of white fat may play distinct roles in metabolic diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Excess white fat causes obesity, which in turn can drive diabetes and many other metabolic diseases that are growing at epidemic rates around the... more
Intensive farming increases risk of epidemics  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Overuse of antibiotics, high animal numbers and low genetic diversity from intensive farming increase the risk of animal pathogens transferring to humans. more
Intensive farming increases risk of epidemics, warn scientists  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Overuse of antibiotics, high animal numbers and low genetic diversity caused by intensive farming techniques increase the likelihood of pathogens becoming a major public health risk, according to new research led by... more
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