Medical research

Air pollution could help London transport planners fight COVID-19

Measuring air quality across London could help fight COVID-19 by providing a rapid means of deciding whether to reduce public transport movement—given strong links between exposure to air pollution and COVID-19 transmission, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Egypt extends night-time curfew in fight against virus

Egypt will extend a nationwide night-time curfew by a further two weeks in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli said on Wednesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 outbreak in Iran may be much larger than we think

Iran may have significantly more cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) than the 43 that were reported to the public. A brief report published in Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that Iran would need to have approximately ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

East European nations launch virus fightback

Slovakia and the Czech Republic on Thursday said they were closing borders to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, while Latvia and Lithuania closed schools and banned mass gatherings.

Health

Curbing diesel emission could reduce big city mortality

U.S. cities could see a decline in mortality rates and an improved economy through midcentury if federal and local governments maintain stringent air pollution policies and diminish concentrations of diesel freight truck ...

Health

Air pollution and noise increase risk for heart attacks

Where air pollution is high, the level of transportation noise is usually also elevated. But car, train and aircraft noise also increase the risk for cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, as previous research has demonstrated. ...

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