Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Is my cloth mask good enough to face the delta variant?

In recent months, some European airlines have banned the use of cloth face coverings to control the spread of the coronavirus during air travel, instead favoring surgical masks—sometimes referred to as medical or disposable—and ...

Health

How firefighters deal with heat stress and fatigue

Searing heat, fireballs and walls of embers. Firefighters faced extreme conditions during the 2020 summer bushfires, which claimed the lives of nine firefighters across Australia. Now research is drawing on sport performance ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Second Dutch worker likely infected by mink: minister

A second Dutch worker has likely been infected with coronavirus on a mink farm, but the risk of further contagion remains low, the agriculture minister said Monday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Russian internet giant offers free coronavirus tests

Russian internet giant Yandex has launched a free coronavirus testing service for the Moscow region as Russia boasts of one of the world's highest testing rates.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Germany enlists industrial giants for protective gear procurement

Berlin is enlisting German multinationals and their networks of contacts abroad, especially in China, to secure protective clothing and equipment in the fight against the coronavirus, the health ministry said Friday.

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