We may have an autumn surge in flu cases. So best start planning for your flu shot soon.
Wild birds like pelicans and ducks are getting infected with – and dying from – a new strain of avian influenza and have spread it to farm animals around the world.
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A biologist who studies how viruses spread from animals to people explains the process of spillover and the risks posed by the new bird flu that has spread across the globe.
Epigenetics is but one of many factors that influence aging, health and disease.
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People don’t all age at the same rate. Untangling the factors that influence health and disease – such as epigenetics, demographics and behavior – could lead to better care for those who need it most.
XBB.1.5 and other subvariants do signal a change in how the virus is mutating. Here’s what this means for Australia and globally.
Around 20% of women with lung cancer have never smoked.
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While lung cancer rates have decreased by 43% in men, they have risen by 79% in women. New screening guidelines and recognizing early symptoms can help address the changing face of lung cancer.
Even though chronic pain is recognized by scientists as a disease in its own right, it remains largely under-recognized, under-diagnosed and, above all, subject to many prejudices.
Although chronic pain is recognized by scientists as a disease in its own right, it remains largely under-recognized, under-diagnosed and, above all, associated with numerous prejudices.
Our guest on this episode has insights into long COVID both as a researcher and a patient.
Long COVID impacts one in every five people who’ve had the virus. In the U.S., early research shows people of colour are most likely to develop long COVID. It has been called a mass-disabling event.
The evidence so far suggests this wave could be a shorter and smaller version of the Omicron BA.5 wave.
Financial support for science and research in Nigeria remains pathetic. This has led to the deterioration in the quantity and quality of trained virologists at universities.
Vaccination can help reduce the risk of monkeypox infection.
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While the majority of monkeypox cases thus far have been recorded among men who have sex with men, everyone is still at risk of contracting the disease.
Just because a variant spreads faster, it doesn’t necessarily mean it has a higher R0.
The monkeypox virus, shown in this illustration, can be transmitted through close contact between people.
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By late July 2022, monkeypox was present in more than 70 countries with significant spread in certain communities. As a result, the World Health Organization began taking steps to fight the virus.
Monkeypox is caused by the monkeypox virus, which are the ovals and circles seen in this electron microscope image of the skin of a person infected with monkeypox.
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The monkeypox virus, which is commonly found in West and Central Africa, is now causing many infections in the U.S., Europe and Latin America.
Our ability to use mathematical modelling is accelerating breakthrough discoveries in health care and biotechnology.
Domestic cats are allowed to roam can transmit parasites and diseases to humans and wildlife.
Allowing cats to roam unsupervised is detrimental to humans, wildlife and the cats themselves. Managing free-roaming cats should consider the risks they pose to other species.
Testing wastewater for the presence of diseases has grown in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has seen an increase in wastewater testing to monitor the spread of the virus. But historical cases show that targeted surveillance can further marginalize vulnerable populations.
Achieving herd immunity via vaccination was always going to be a hard ask. Now it’s mathematically impossible.
Monte Carlo simulations can predict different potential outcomes because they provide for the presence of random variables or elements.
Before the pandemic, an intergenerational tea party wouldn’t have seemed a risky proposition.
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People want a simple answer. Is this action safe? But despite Anthony Fauci bouncing responsibility for COVID-19 risk assessment to individuals, your risk can’t be boiled down to one probability.
The risk of a household contact becoming infected is low. So it’s time to lift isolation requirements, now so many of us are immune to the virus.