Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mutant poliovirus caused Republic of Congo outbreak in 2010

(Medical Xpress)—In 2010, a polio outbreak in the Republic of Congo (ROC) resulted in 445 confirmed cases, of which 47% were fatal. Originally, researchers thought low levels of immunization were responsible for the severity ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Under-20s half as likely to contract coronavirus: study

People under the age of 20 are half as likely to contract COVID-19 than the rest of the population, according to new modeling released on Tuesday that suggests four out of five infected young people show no symptoms.

Neuroscience

Now closer to reality: Prosthetics that can feel

Humans do a lot of things with their hands: We squeeze avocados at the grocery story, scratch our dogs behind the ears and hold our significant others' hands. They are things that many people who have lost limbs can't do.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 mortality was 1.4% in outbreak epicentre: study

The novel coronavirus proved deadly in 1.4 percent of patients with COVID-19 symptoms in the Chinese outbreak city of Wuhan, far lower than global estimates of the killer pandemic, researchers said Thursday.

Medical research

A case study of three people who massively overdosed on LSD

A pair of Canadian researchers, one with the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, the other Vancouver Coastal Health, has made headlines with a case study of three people who accidentally massively overdosed ...

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