New research finds the COVID pandemic has disproportionately affected the mental health and financial circumstances of adults with long-term mental health problems.
Certain immune cells acquired from a coronavirus that causes the common cold appear to react to COVID – but more so in children that adults.
Covid-19 exposed critical shortcomings of existing diagnostic techniques.
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The pandemic spurred the diagnostics industry to consider aspects like scale, affordability, speed and portability of tests.
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The world has mentally moved on from the pandemic, but the ramifications are still widespread. And there’s a lot we can learn.
There have been substantial improvements in some areas of TB therapeutics.
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Less than half of the children aged 0-14 who have TB are diagnosed – so they never even start treatment.
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Evidence is mounting for links to animals at the Wuhan wet market. But we’ve wasted a lot of time and energy getting here.
A pedestrian wearing a mask crosses a street in Calgary in November 2020.
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Albertans struggled during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Alberta Viewpoint Survey shows there’s a fragile optimism about the future as a provincial election approaches.
New reports suggest the pandemic’s origins may be linked to raccoon dogs sold at Wuhan’s Huanan Wholesale Seafood Market. A virologist explains.
Pills are one of the more common ways of ingesting opioids.
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Pennsylvania has long had one of the highest death rates from drug overdose in the US. But new studies suggest counties throughout the state have different rates of opioid deaths.
Rema performing in the US. His hit Calm Down has gone viral - in part thanks to a choreographer named Loïc Reyel.
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The five Iranian teenagers were arrested and forced to apologise – but the dance challenge continues to go viral.
Air pollution can increase COVID risk by weakening our immune defences and exacerbating underlying health conditions.
Workers in Australia didn’t resign from their jobs in the wake of COVID, but they did burn out. A new survey found some solutions.
Bosman won numerous awards, including the Standard Bank Young Artist award and two South African Music Awards.
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Her passing shocked the nation and drew praise for her unique vocal powers and musical mentorship.
To find out how well social scientists can predict societal change, researchers ran the largest forecasting initiative in the field’s history. Here’s what they found.
A sobering picture emerges from a study testing social scientists’ ability to predict societal change during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Persistent absence means missing 10% or more of classes.
Results of a new study show the need for more, easily accessible mental health and social support services for pregnant and postpartum people and their families.
Being pregnant and giving birth during the pandemic meant disruptions in pregnancy care and birth experiences, as well as detrimental effects on mental health and birth outcomes.
It’s likely a combination of the incidence of viral outbreaks increasing, and the fact we’re getting better at detecting them.
The collapse of a US bank is the latest crisis for central banks to deal with. But rather than being saviours of the global economy, what if they are actually a big part of the problem?
Toxic customers are causing customer service employees to reach their breaking point.
Decreased patience and heightened emotions have created a cycle of frustration, with rude customers having abrupt interactions with stressed out service workers.
Inflammation of the heart (shown here), known as myocarditis, can be triggered by viral infection, including COVID-19, as well as from COVID-19 vaccination, in rare cases.
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Parsing the risk of myocarditis from viral infection versus vaccination is challenging, and researchers are intensely studying the various factors that are at play.