Health

Steve May 27, 2020

Although the number of deaths due to coronavirus is falling across the UK, many families up and down the country are still having to bury loved ones. The East London Mosque in the borough of Tower Hamlets, like many around the country, has found itself at the centre of local coronavirus relief efforts. It has […]

Steve May 27, 2020

Photo: Ezra Acayan (Getty Images)The CDC has released new guidelines on antibody testing that note it’s possible for a test that’s 90-95% accurate to deliver incorrect positive results more than half the time. That sounds shocking, but it can be true—and it’s important to understand why, if you’re considering getting tested or have already gotten…

Steve May 27, 2020

In the UK and beyond, professional and Olympic athletes have been striving to maintain their strict training regimes, whilst adhering to lockdown restrictions.Here are photos taken in May showing how some athletes have been maintaining their training routines. Image copyright Denis Balibouse/ Reuters Image caption Climber Petra Klingler trains at home in Bern, Switzerland Image…

Steve May 27, 2020

I’ve always loved spring training.It’s one of my favorite times of year. It just has a slower pace, a softer edge. It’s friendly. And it’s all about baseball — and I love baseball. But this year it was a little bit tougher, more of a grind to get through every day. I’ve been to spring training…

Steve May 27, 2020

May 27 (UPI) — As many as 40 percent of patients with COVID-19 may be asymptomatic, according to a small analysis of cases in China published Wednesday by JAMA Network Open. Although patients with milder, asymptomatic COVID-19 — the disease caused by the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 — may suffer less damage to their immune systems, […]

Steve May 27, 2020

May 27 (UPI) — Lower socioeconomic status doubles a person’s risk for a heart attack and the likelihood of dying from heart disease earlier in life, according to analysis published Wednesday in JAMA Cardiology. Higher rates of risk factors for heart disease — including smoking, high blood pressure and diabetes — account for roughly 40 […]

Steve May 27, 2020

Researchers from China report the initial findings of the first human trial for a potential vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus. The results are promising, suggesting that the vaccine is mostly safe and apparently effective.Share on PinterestThe initial results of the first human trial for a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine are encouraging, say researchers.At present, there are…

Steve May 27, 2020

False or misleading information in some of YouTube’s most popular COVID-19 videos has had more than 62 million views.Share on PinterestA recent study investigates the popularity of misleading COVID-19 videos on YouTube.There is some mysterious magic behind what makes information take root on the internet, and it apparently has nothing to do with accuracy. A…

Steve May 27, 2020

Photo: ShutterstockNow that states are opening up again, and a lot of people are required to report back to work, many of us are being forced to navigate new sources of risk and uncertainty. With that in mind, one epidemiologist, Ellie Murray, has a suggestion for how to think about your overall level of risk:…

Steve May 27, 2020

Image: ShutterstockIf you’ve been furloughed during the coronavirus pandemic, you might be asking yourself whether it’s better to wait it out or whether you need to start looking for another job. First, a reminder: People who have been furloughed are generally eligible to apply for unemployment (though specific requirements vary by state); if their unemployment…

Steve May 27, 2020

The Health Secretary says all people with symptoms of coronavirus will now be eligible to get a test regardless of their age. Previously, this blanket availability was not offered to children younger than five. He says the UK now has the capacity to conduct 161,000 tests per day. Read More