Health

Coronaviruses: Symptoms, treatments, and variants

Coronaviruses are types of viruses that typically affect the respiratory tracts of birds and mammals, including humans. Doctors associate them with the common cold, bronchitis, pneumonia, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and they can also affect the gut.These viruses are typically responsible for common colds more than serious diseases. However, coronaviruses are also behind…

Live updates: Coronavirus COVID-19

This article provides regularly updated information on the COVID-19 outbreak, with links to useful resources. Share on PinterestAn official carries out temperature checks for fever before shoppers enter a mall in Chengdu, China. The recent coronavirus outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Now known as SARS-CoV-2, the virus has infected tens of thousands…

Anosmia Awareness Day: what is anosmia?

Chrissi Kelly founded AbScent, a charity and support group for people with anosmia, after doctors diagnosed her with the condition in 2012. Ahead of Anosmia Awareness Day (February 27), we spoke with Chrissi, and Debbie Babbitt, a member of the AbScent community, about the lack of information surrounding the condition, and their mission to create…

Coronavirus delays start of China’s Super League season

Brazil forward Hulk, who plays for Shanghai SIPG, and ex-Everton and Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, now at Shandong Luneng Taishan, are two of the best-known players in the Chinese Super LeagueChina has delayed the start of its domestic football season because of the escalation of the coronavirus, which has claimed at least 170 lives.The…

Pathway paradigms revealed from the genetics of inflammatory bowel disease

AbstractInflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a complex genetic disease that is instigated and amplified by the confluence of multiple genetic and environmental variables that perturb the immune–microbiome axis. The challenge of dissecting pathological mechanisms underlying IBD has led to the development of transformative approaches in human genetics and functional genomics. Here we describe IBD as…

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