Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why COVID-19 infection curves behave so unexpectedly

With the first COVID-19 epidemic peak behind them, many countries explained the decrease of infection numbers through non-pharmaceutical interventions. Phrases like "social distancing" and "flatten the curve" have become ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

We can 'shrink' the COVID-19 curve, rather than just flatten it

Leaders and officials who are currently making crucial decisions about responses to COVID-19 can take heart that "flattening" the epidemic curve will not inevitably result in a need to apply drastic social distancing measures ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: Flattening the curve

Media coverage of COVID-19 often includes the phrase "flattening the curve." Dr. Clayton Cowl, chair of Mayo Clinic's Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, says the phrase refers to an attempt to stop ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Calculating genetic links between diseases, without the genetic data

Physicians use standard disease classifications based on symptoms or location in the body to help make diagnoses. These classifications, called nosologies, can help doctors understand which diseases are closely related, and ...

Cardiology

No evidence of legacy effect seen for intensive glucose lowering

(HealthDay)—There seems to be no evidence of a legacy effect or mortality benefit for intensive glucose control among military veterans with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the June 6 issue of the New ...

Overweight & Obesity

Parents should monitor their child's weight from the age of two

One in five children in England are overweight by the time they start primary school. Nationally, children are weighed and measured, aged four to five, during their first year of school. But findings from our new study suggest ...

Health

Education, not income, the best predictor of a long life

Rising income and the subsequent improved standards of living have long been thought to be the most important factors contributing to a long and healthy life. However, new research from Wolfgang Lutz and Endale Kebede, from ...

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