Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Warmer temperatures slow COVID-19 transmission, but not by much

It is well known that rates of transmission of some respiratory viruses, including influenza, tend to fall during the summer months. As COVID-19 has spread across the globe, questions have been raised about whether warming ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

As lockdowns lift, 'second wave' concerns grow

As several nations begin relaxing their lockdowns following an initial peak in COVID-19 cases, attention is turning to how they can avoid a "second wave" of infections as social distancing is eased.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Italy awaits details of life after lockdown

Italy announced plans Saturday to set price limits on face masks and ramp up antibody testing as it nears the end of the world's longest active national coronavirus lockdown.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US cautiously optimistic as coronavirus curve appears to flatten

US health officials made cautiously optimistic noises about coronavirus despite a jump in deaths Thursday, suggesting Americans might be able to take summer holidays, as falling hospitalization rates hint at a turning point ...

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Italy's daily virus deaths climb to nearly 800

Italy on Saturday reported 793 new coronavirus deaths, a one-day record that saw its toll shoot up to 4,825—38.3 percent of the world's total.

Medical research

Surgery superior to nonoperative care for persistent sciatica

Microdiscectomy is superior to nonsurgical care with respect to pain intensity in patients with sciatica lasting more than four months and caused by lumbar disc herniation, according to a study published in the March 19 issue ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Critical blood shortages because of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating critical blood shortages in the U.S. "It's not due to more COVID-19 patients needing blood products. Rather, it's a lack of donations coming in," says Dr. Justin Kreuter, transfusion medicine ...

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