Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Reduced humidity linked to increased COVID-19 risk

A study conducted in Sydney during the early epidemic stage of COVID-19 has found an association between lower humidity and an increase in locally acquired positive cases. Researchers discovered a 1 percent decrease in humidity ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Expert: Let's talk about social distancing

The need for social distancing will continue into the summer as an important public health tool to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic acknowledges the hardships ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q&A: COVID-19 expert explains how the virus makes people sick

Experts continue to learn more about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and how it behaves. Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and director of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, is answering questions ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: An expert explains immunity and seasonality

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has infected nearly three quarters of a million people worldwide, with more than 140,000 cases in the United States. As laboratories around the world—and here at Johns Hopkins—rush to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus could become seasonal: top US scientist

There is a strong chance the new coronavirus could return in seasonal cycles, a senior US scientist said Wednesday, underscoring the urgent need to find a vaccine and effective treatments.

Neuroscience

Stroke: When the system fails for the second time

After a stroke, there is an increased risk of suffering a second one. If areas in the left hemisphere were affected during the first attack, language is often impaired. In order to maintain this capability, the brain usually ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus: Who is at risk and how do we know?

For many of us, the threat of coronavirus suddenly feels much closer to home. The last few days have seen a rapid increase in the number of cases in South Korea, Iran and Italy. Now officially a pandemic, the virus has proven ...

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