Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Heterogeneous populations develop herd immunity quicker

In rapidly spreading epidemics such as the current coronavirus pandemic, it is usually expected that a majority of the population will be infected before herd immunity is achieved and the epidemic abates. The estimate of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

U.S. COVID deaths may be underestimated by 36%

More than 200,000 people in the United States have now died from COVID-19. But the death toll of the U.S. epidemic is likely much higher, according to a new, first-of-its-kind study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, ...

Cardiology

Anticipating heart failure with machine learning

Every year, roughly one out of eight U.S. deaths is caused at least in part by heart failure. One of acute heart failure's most common warning signs is excess fluid in the lungs, a condition known as pulmonary edema.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New tool shows main highways of disease development

As people get older, they often jump from disease to disease and carry the burden of more chronic diseases at once. But is there a pattern in the way diseases follow each other? Over the past six years, Danish researchers ...

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