Scientists are to track the spread of the coronavirus in the UK by using clues in its genetic code. Analysing samples collected from patients will also reveal whether the virus is mutating into new strains. There have been more than 5,600 laboratory-confirmed cases in the UK so far, but... Read more
By Arvind Subramanian/Cambridge We are still in the early stages of dealing with Covid-19. Yet, it is already clear that this new coronavirus will have long-lasting effects on the global economy, how we deal with pandemics, and perhaps even the architecture of international aid. This is because the Covid-19... Read more
An expert at Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (Qeeri), part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University, noted that the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) has not been detected in drinking water supplies globally. “Municipal drinking water systems utilise filtration and chlorination steps that are generally thought to be effective in deactivating... Read more
A medical worker in a protective suit adjusts a drip bag for a patient at a hospital, following an outbreak of the new coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China The rapid spread of a new coronavirus in China has prompted global alarm, with Beijing’s neighbours... Read more
WELLINGTON (AFP) – New Zealand announced extra aid for Samoa on Friday (Nov 29) as the Pacific nation’s measles epidemic raced past 3,000 cases and experts warned the number could double before the crisis was over. Samoa’s government said the death toll from the outbreak had reached 42, up... Read more
Children’s physical activity levels drop significantly during their primary school years, research finds. The Bristol University study found that between the ages of six and 11, children became 17 minutes less active a week with every year. Researchers monitored the physical activity of 2,132 children from 57 schools across... Read more
The highest number of patients was recorded in Islamabad and the neighbouring city of Rawalpindi A record-breaking 44,000 people have been infected with mosquito-borne dengue in Pakistan this year, a senior health official said, as increased outbreaks linked to rising temperatures and erratic rainfall ravage other parts... Read more
Hindu women worship the Sun god in the polluted waters of the river Yamuna during the Hindu religious festival of Chatth Puja in New Delhi New Delhi, India – A blanket of toxic smog engulfed India’s capital this week with air quality crossing dangerous levels causing a... Read more
Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Recovering from a heart attack can be tough, but new research suggests that depression, anxiety and stress can make it even tougher. “Anxiety may lead to fear of another cardiac event and stop people from being active,” said study... Read more
Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Young and middle-aged adults with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have an increased risk of stroke, new research suggests. For the study, researchers analyzed medical data from more than 1 million veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. They... Read more