Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Meatpacking plants increased COVID-19 cases in US counties

An estimated 334,000 COVID-19 cases are attributable to meatpacking plants, resulting in $11.2 billion in economic damage, according to a new study led by a researcher at the University of California, Davis. The study was ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A pandemic modeler looks back – and forward

The United States reported its first official case of COVID-19 on Jan. 21. Ten months later, more than 15 million Americans are known to have been infected and nearly 300,000 have died from the disease. The effects on individual ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Britain OKs vaccine as global COVID death toll nears 1.5 million

Britain on Wednesday became the first western country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine for general use, while Japan and Italy pledged free inoculations for all even as the Americas reported a big surge in cases and the global ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dealing with COVID-19 and emerging stronger from it

The psychology professor and director of the SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute is well placed to explain why and how this matters—he has contributed significantly to public discourse on COVID-19 throughout this year and ...

Health

New research reveals key steps to fight flavored tobacco

Restrictions on flavored tobacco products are a great way to promote public health, and these restrictions work best if public health experts form partnerships with tobacco retailers, run intensive media campaigns, and advocate ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

England to lock down again as virus surges in Europe

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a new four-week coronavirus lockdown in England, which will join several European countries in imposing the measure for a second time, as Slovakia took a different tack ...

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