Social Distancing Accepted When People Understand Exponential Growth, Says Study

6 days ago   |   By Medindia Health

The new study tests the role of exponential growth bias in shaping the public's view on social distancing to contain the coronavirus's spreading.
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Visualization Helps Test Facemasks and Social Distancing

Visualization Helps Test Facemasks and Social Distancing

6 days ago   |   By Medindia Health

Researchers have used flow visualization to qualitatively test facemasks and social distancing.
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Three pubs are forced to close because customers test positive for coronavirus

Three pubs are forced to close because customers test positive for coronavirus

The Lighthouse in Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, the Fox & Hounds, in Batley, West Yorkshire and The Village Home in Alverstoke, Hampshire are the first pubs in England to close. Read more ...

COVID-19 Update: FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Antigen Test

COVID-19 Update: FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Antigen Test

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization for a COVID-19 antigen diagnostic test, the Becton Dickinson Veritor System for Rapid Detection of... Read more ...

UN Report Provides Recommendations to Prevent Future Pandemics

UN Report Provides Recommendations to Prevent Future Pandemics

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take lives and disrupt economies across the world, a new UN report warns further outbreaks will emerge unless governments take active... Read more ...

Melinda Gates wants to target black people for priority covid-19 vaccines

Melinda Gates wants to target black people for priority covid-19 vaccines

During a recent interview with TIME, Melinda Gates, co-chair of the infamous Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, spelled out the order in which she believes people need to be... Read more ...

NOT A HOAX: Study shows coronavirus pandemic led to 18% rise in overall...

NOT A HOAX: Study shows coronavirus pandemic led to 18% rise in overall deaths in the U.S., from any cause

One of the uninformed comments we hear a lot these days about coronavirus is that people who are dying of COVID-19 would have died of something else sooner rather than later... Read more ...

1,000 Days of probiotics can boost long-term health for parents and...

1,000 Days of probiotics can boost long-term health for parents and newborns: Study

Exposure to probiotics within the first 1,000 days after conception has been linked to profound positive effects on the health of infants. Birgit Michelsen, chief technical... Read more ...

Blood Pressure Meds May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

Blood Pressure Meds May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

A new study suggests that two types of blood pressure drugs might do double-duty, helping blood pressure and keeping colon cancer away, too. Read more ...

Black Patients Fare Worse After Angioplasty

Black Patients Fare Worse After Angioplasty

Even after undergoing the artery-clearing procedure angioplasty, Black patients with heart disease are more likely than whites to suffer a heart attack or die within the next... Read more ...

Brain-Eating Amoeba Case Confirmed in Florida

Brain-Eating Amoeba Case Confirmed in Florida

A case of brain-eating amoeba has been confirmed in the Tampa area, according to the Florida Department of Health. Read more ...

COVID-19 Upended HIV Prevention Efforts at Boston Clinic

COVID-19 Upended HIV Prevention Efforts at Boston Clinic

Lapses in refills for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis skyrocketed during the COVID-19 outbreak, with significant declines in PrEP initiations, as well as testing for sexually... Read more ...