New virus variant emerges in Africa, stokes worldwide fears

The discovery of a new coronavirus variant sent a chill through much of the world Friday as nations raced to halt air travel, markets plunged and scientists held emergency meetings to weigh the exact risks, which were largely unknown. Medical experts, including the World Health Organization, warned against any overreaction before the variant that originated

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Pandemic depression persists among older adults, study finds

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the mental health of older people living in the community, with those who are lonely faring far worse, according to new research from McMaster University. Using data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), a national team of researchers found that 43% of adults aged

Slovaks lock down to slow world's highest COVID infection rate

TRENCIN, Slovakia (Reuters) – Slovakia went into a two-week lockdown on Thursday, as the country with one of the EU’s lowest vaccination rates reported a critical situation in hospitals and new infections that topped global tables.People wait in line in front of a restaurant which is open just for takeaway orders, as the Slovak government

OK, Is Florence Pugh's Hair Red or Not?

It's been a fun year for hair color, as shown by the warm copper hues that have been all over TikTok and the "expensive brown" found on your favorite celebrities. Switching up your hair color with subtle highlights or vibrant hue is a fun way of bringing new life to your hairstyles, and English actor

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Geospatial Maps Show Areas of Africa That Need HIV Services

Can geospatial mapping fill in the gaps in areas lagging behind in global efforts to end the HIV epidemic? Diego Cuadros That’s what Diego Cuadros, PhD, assistant professor of health geography and disease modeling at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, set out to learn, using geospatial data combined with prevalence data to identify the

How far away is help? Researchers map access to HIV care

In sub-Saharan Africa, 7 million people with HIV live more than 10 minutes from health care services and 1.5 million people with HIV live more than 60 minutes from a healthcare facility, according to a new study published this week in the open-access journal PLOS Global Public Health by Diego Cuadros of the University of

With antibiotic resistance, ‘we are running out of options’

Experts predict that without intervention, the problem of multidrug-resistant bacterial infections could be catastrophic by 2050, killing nearly 10 million people each year. To seek solutions, the National Institutes of Health awarded a five-year, $1.8 million grant to Joseph Boll, assistant professor of biology at The University of Texas at Arlington, to identify and inhibit

Four ways to stop COVID ruining Christmas again in 2021

This autumn the UK has had between 30,000 and 50,000 new COVID cases each day, and globally cases are rising again after months of steady decline—so much so that many countries are reintroducing measures to curb the virus. Austria is back in lockdown, with other European countries considering similar measures. So like last year, this

Biomedical engineers find neural activity during rest is highly organized

When mice rest, individual neurons fire in seconds-long, coordinated cascades, triggering activity across the brain, according to research from Penn State and the National Institutes of Health. Previously, this was thought to be a relatively random process—single neurons firing spontaneously at random times without external stimulations. The finding, published Nov. 18 in the Proceedings of

COVID-19 fallout may lead to more cancer deaths

Significant decreases in CT imaging for cancer persisted even after the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, delaying diagnosis and treatment and raising the possibility of more advanced cancers and poorer outcomes for patients in the future, according to a study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of