Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Statistics say large pandemics are more likely than we thought

The COVID-19 pandemic may be the deadliest viral outbreak the world has seen in more than a century. But statistically, such extreme events aren't as rare as we may think, asserts a new analysis of novel disease outbreaks ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Report: COVID-19 lab leak theory unlikely

Today's COVID-19 pandemic likely began when an infected animal passed the SARS-CoV-2 virus to a human at a live animal market in Wuhan, China. In a critical review published in the peer-reviewed journal Cell, 21 scientific ...

Medical research

Why COVID cases are now falling in the UK and what could happen next

After two months of soaring COVID-19 cases in the UK, numbers have again started to fall—and to the surprise of many, fall quite dramatically. New cases peaked at 54,674 on July 17 before falling to 23,511 on July 27. They ...

Dentistry

New aspects of gingivitis and the body's response

A team led by University of Washington researchers has, for the first time, identified and classified how different people respond to the accumulation of dental plaque, the sticky biofilm that gathers on teeth. Their work, ...

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