Health

Steve May 27, 2022

Microswimmers are biological entities that range from sperm to phytoplankton to bacteria, meaning that their study can have implications for fields in science as diverse as human health and ecology. A new paper published in EPJ E looks at the dynamics of microswimmers under gravity. It is authored by a team from the Institute for […]

Steve May 27, 2022

SAN DIEGO — A California woman who punched a Southwest Airlines flight attendant in the face during a flight, breaking her teeth, has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison. Vyvianna Quinonez was also ordered Tuesday by the federal judge in San Diego to pay nearly $26,000 in restitution and a $7,500 fine for […]

Steve May 27, 2022

WASHINGTON — Medicare recipients will get a premium reduction — but not until next year — reflecting what Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said Friday was an overestimate in costs of covering an expensive and controversial new Alzheimer’s drug. Becerra’s statement said the 2022 premium should be adjusted downward but legal and operational […]

Steve May 27, 2022

1/3 Non-hospitalized children in the United States were given “inappropriately prescribed” antibiotics in 2017 that drove up healthcare costs, according to a study released Thursday. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo May 26 (UPI) — Inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions given to non-hospitalized American children in 2017 led to at least $74 million in excess […]

Steve May 27, 2022

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — There’s nothing to indicate the Florida Department of Health told an employee to falsify COVID-19 data and she wasn’t fired out of retaliation, according to a state investigator’s report released this month. Former department employee Rebekah Jones received national attention when she raised questions about the state’s COVID-19 dashboard and claimed she […]

Steve May 27, 2022

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Travelers to Cyprus will no longer be required to show either a valid COVID-19 vaccination or a recovery certificate and won’t need to produce a negative recent COVID-19 test of June 1, the Cypriot government said Friday. The government also decided to abolish a requirement to wear face masks in all indoor […]

Steve May 27, 2022

By The Visual and Data Journalism TeamsBBC News Covid-19 infections in the UK are at the lowest levels seen since early December, the latest weekly Office for National Statistics figures suggest. Estimated infections have returned to levels last seen before the first Omicron variant, called BA.1, became widespread. It comes alongside a fall in the […]

Steve May 27, 2022

Lebanese Cancer patients carry placards during a protest at the highway leading to the Presidential palace east of Beirut on May 20. A new study said that, despite the spending more than other countries on cancer care, the United States saw little difference in outcomes. Photo by Wael Hamzel/EPA-EFE May 27 (UPI) — A new […]

Steve May 27, 2022

Researchers in the groups of Prof. Tobias Gulder from TU Dresden and Prof. Tanja Gulder from Leipzig University have succeeded in understanding the biosynthetic mechanisms for the production of the natural product cyanobacterin, which in Nature is produced in small quantities by the cyanobacteria Scytonema hofmanni. In the process, they also discovered a new class […]

Steve May 27, 2022

T cells, biology textbooks teach us, are the soldiers of the immune system, constantly on the ready to respond to a variety of threats, from viruses to tumors. However, without rest and maintenance T cells can die and leave their hosts more susceptible to pathogens, Yale scientists report May 27 in the journal Science. “We […]

Steve May 27, 2022

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Steve May 27, 2022

BEIJING — On a balmy Sunday night, residents of an upscale Shanghai compound took to the streets to decry lockdown restrictions imposed by their community. By the following morning, they were free to leave. The triumphant story quickly spread on chat groups across the Chinese city this week, sparking one question in the minds of […]

Steve May 27, 2022

SEOUL, South Korea — According to North Korea, its fight against COVID-19 has been impressive: About 3.3 million people have been reported sick with fevers, but only 69 have died. If all are coronavirus cases, that’s a fatality rate of 0.002%, something no other country, including the world’s richest, has achieved against a disease that […]

Steve May 27, 2022

MADRID — With one of Europe’s largest gay pride celebrations right around the corner, Spain’s LGBTQ community is worried that the outbreaks of monkeypox on the continent could lead to an increase in homophobic sentiment based on misunderstandings of the disease. Spanish health authorities said Friday there were now 98 confirmed cases in the country, […]