Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK's slow, steady coronavirus strategy stokes debate

Britain has adopted a light touch approach to coronavirus measures, opting so far not to shut schools, with the aim of staggering demand on the health service and developing "herd immunity" in the population—but the strategy ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus: what we know and what we don't

After a sudden jump in the number of deaths caused by the novel coronavirus in China, here is what we know about the disease, how it spreads and how it might be contained.

Medications

HIV drugs touted as weapon in war on coronavirus

As doctors scramble to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus, a potent brew of anti-retroviral and flu drugs has emerged as a possible defence against the disease that has killed hundreds.

Cardiology

It's taking too long to treat rural Aussies who have a stroke

Addressing inequity between metropolitan and regional acute stroke care requires attention to each component of regional workflow, according to the authors of a Perspective published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Eight deaths in Germany blamed on shrew-borne disease

Eight cases of the Borna virus, transmitted by shrews, have been identified in encephalitis patients who died between 1999 and 2019, researchers said Wednesday.

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