There’s valuable data on the spread of COVID-19 in this wastewater.
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As the world waits for vaccines against COVID-19, testing wastewater can give communities and smaller locales, such as school districts, valuable signals about infections trends.
Many South Africans use traditional medicine.
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Currently there is no specific antiviral drug to treat COVID-19 and no vaccine to prevent it. Most treatment strategies focus on symptomatic management and supportive therapy.
Governments can't force people to be vaccinated, but they can penalise those who don't.
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Face masks work well to stop the spread of diseases like coronavirus in the lab, but in the real world they seem to be less effective.
The informal sector plays a big role in waste management in Nigeria.
Waste management should be treated as an essential service, and in Nigeria that means recognising informal workers.
It is essential to add genomic data from all global populations - including Africa. This will ensure that everyone can benefit from the advances in health.
Small rural hospitals across the country are struggling to find enough space, staff and supplies.
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Hospitals are losing staff to quarantines as rural COVID-19 cases rise, and administrators fear flu season will make it worse. And then there's the politics.
Just because you’re with people you know doesn’t mean you’re safe from the coronavirus.
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More states are adding mask mandates as COVID-19 cases soar. If you’re traveling, shopping or seeing friends and family in person, masks are a crucial protective measure.
Africa’s mainly informal economies are particularly vulnerable to the ravages of COVID-19.
The continued entrapment of African countries in the global circuit of capital and its proclivity to large scale accumulation imperils the ability of many to cope with the pandemic.
Antimicrobial resistance is a real threat.
In some countries there appear to be mismatches between lists of essential medicines and lists of registered medicines.
Ageing populations, changes in diet, physical inactivity and smoking are some of he drivers of strokes and heart disease.
A stroke often leads to the sudden onset of weakness involving the face, arm or leg, an inability to speak, difficulty walking or impaired vision. Strokes can cause death and irreversible disability.
Early diagnosis and treatment are key in the fight against HIV.
One of the main challenges remains that diagnostics and drugs for people suffering from advanced HIV aren't readily available. This group of people is vulnerable to deadly opportunistic infections.
It has long been recognised that mental disorders can run in families. And often members of such families differ in their symptoms.
Research on the genetic basis of mental illness has so far largely excluded anyone who is not of European heritage.
Long-acting cabotegravir injections once every eight weeks was better than the daily tablet used for HIV prevention.
Our findings suggest that cabotegravir is much more effective than Truvada in preventing HIV infection in women.
The computer model simulates how many COVID-19 cases could have been prevented in a particular county in the U.S.
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The model provides county-level analysis and simulates the benefits of mask-wearing in terms of illnesses and deaths.
Biden and Harris meet with their COVID-19 advisers virtually on Nov. 9.
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Biden will begin his presidency in the midst of a global public health crisis that's already killed over 240,000 people in the US alone. His team is already planning how to get COVID-19 under control.
Nurses are the backbone of the health system.
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Healthcare providers and governments must recognise the need to invest in diabetes nurse education and training.
Why the virus just keeps spreading – and what to do about it.
The rapid rise in diabetes mustn't be overlooked, as it could have devastating health and economic effects. Most national health systems are already struggling with infectious diseases.
Experts say encouraging physical activity should be a priority.
Being physically active is largely not an individual choice, but a result of what funds, spaces, places and opportunities are available to the individual and communities.