Health

Zoonotic diseases: Why are infections from animals so dangerous to humans?

In the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic, which started when the virus SARS-CoV-2 jumped from animals into humans, we ask an important question — why are infections acquired from animals so dangerous to human health? Share on PinterestHumans may have contracted the new coronavirus from pangolins, which are often trafficked illegally in China.While it…

People with disabilities in Toronto are struggling to get groceries during pandemic

People with disabilities, who rely on grocery delivery services, are struggling to get food now that those services are overwhelmed by demand.   “I don’t think either shoppers or the companies have thought about this unintended consequence of the increased demand,” said Larissa Fan, an artist who has a chronic neurological illness called myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).  “Prior to the COVID-19…

Air pollution may be a leading global cause of death

New research has found that air pollution is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, far surpassing smoking, malaria, and other significant factors.Share on PinterestAir pollution may increase the risk of death significantly more than other factors, such as smoking.Researchers have found that air pollution is a leading cause of global death. In fact,…

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