Health

A good time to quit: Smoking and vaping amid COVID-19

As COVID-19 infections continue to rise and cold and flu season take hold, physicians are adamantly advising patients to do all they can to remain healthy—including not smoking or vaping.

Other

Canada must dismantle anti-Black racism in medicine

Canada must dismantle anti-Black racism in health care to address its harmful effects on people's health, argue authors of a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Cardiology

How to fill the crucial need for more black cardiologists

Dontrez Johnson Jr. is a success story in the making. A first-generation college student, he earned a biology degree from Tennessee State University and is on a fellowship helping improve health in Marion, Alabama. His next ...

Medical economics

The BMJ reveals worrying cuts to UK medical schools

As nearly a million university students start term this month, UK medical schools face a perfect storm of financial problems that could dramatically affect student education, according to a special report by The BMJ today.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

More French schools closed after virus cases detected

More French schools have closed after multiple students tested positive for COVID-19 while a further 2,100 individual classes have also been called off, Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer said Wednesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rapid diagnostic detects Lassa and Ebola in real-time

One of the keys to bringing a viral outbreak under control is rapid detection and diagnosis, which depend on the availability of fast, low-cost, easy-to-use tests that don't require labs or expensive equipment to process ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Experts recommend strict, costly approaches for reopening schools

Weary working parents aren't the only ones eager for their children to return to school in a few weeks. Many teachers, staff and administrators also want those classroom doors to reopen. Most importantly, kids are craving ...

Pediatrics

Better reading proficiency linked to fewer youth homicides

A good education system has long been linked with providing opportunity for people to get better jobs and escape poverty. However, less is known about the impact of education on youth violence. By analyzing data about the ...

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