Medical economics

Smartphone device for making health care portable and affordable

Health care resources in low- and middle-income countries are often concentrated in urban areas, which puts medical treatment out of reach for millions of impoverished individuals who live in distant towns and villages.

Health

Environmental contaminants alter gut microbiome, health

The microbes that inhabit our bodies are influenced by what we eat, drink, breathe and absorb through our skin, and most of us are chronically exposed to natural and human-made environmental contaminants. In a new paper, ...

Neuroscience

The reproducibility crisis might be all in your software

Science is supposed to be repeatable. But more and more often, scientists are finding it hard to re-do published experiments and get the same results. Now, a large group of neuroscientists suggest software may be part of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Japan declares state of emergency over coronavirus

Japan on Tuesday declared a state of emergency over a spike in coronavirus cases, ramping up efforts to contain infections but stopping short of the strict lockdowns seen in other parts of the world.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Japan PM proposes state of emergency over virus

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday the government plans to declare a state of emergency and proposed a stimulus package worth $1 trillion as new coronavirus infections spike in Tokyo and elsewhere.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

To flatten the curve, test those without symptoms too

Failure to test asymptomatic at-risk people and allow wider community testing will result in undetected transmission in the community and a bounce-back of the epidemic as lock-down restrictions are lifted, according to the ...

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