Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chinese bus offers new evidence of airborne coronavirus spread: study

A person on a poorly ventilated Chinese bus infected nearly two dozen other passengers with coronavirus even though many weren't sitting close by, according to research published on Tuesday that offers fresh evidence the ...

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Experts tell flatulent flyers: let rip

A group of medical specialists has provided an answer to a dilemma that has faced flyers since the Wright brothers took to the air in 1903—is it okay to fart mid-flight?

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study reveals COVID-19 transmission rate on trains

A study by scientists from the University of Southampton has examined the chances of catching COVID-19 in a train carriage carrying an infectious person.

Health

Ban proposed on electronic cigarettes on planes

(AP) -- The Obama administration Wednesday proposed banning the use of electronic cigarettes on airline flights, saying there is concern the smokeless cigarettes may be harmful.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Italy bans use of overhead lockers on flights

Passengers travelling to or from Italy by air will no longer be able to use the overhead baggage lockers in planes after the Italian Civil Aviation Authority (Enac) decided they were a health risk.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Desperate, sick Indonesians use railroad 'therapy'

(AP) -- Ignoring the red-and-white danger sign, Sri Mulyati walks slowly to the train tracks outside Indonesia's bustling capital, lies down and stretches her body across the rails.

Health

Peer passengers are bad news for teen drivers

Research shows that teens who drive with peers as passengers have increased risks of crashing. Many states have responded by creating graduated driver licensing laws which include limits on the number of passengers teen drivers ...

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