Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK coronavirus policy places people aged 60-69 at increased risk

The 7.3 million people in the UK aged between 60 and 69 are at increased risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19. Although the government's age threshold for isolation is 70 years and over, data from countries such ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus: What other 'social distancing' options are left?

The federal government's decision to ban "non-essential" mass gatherings of more than 500 people from today has led to some confusion about what's included and also some amusement about the weekend's delay from announcement ...

Health

Hand sanitizers effective, but handwashing is better

Whether they dangle from keychains, spritz from pens or froth and pump out of clinic and classroom dispensers, hand sanitizers are convenient alternatives to handwashing, and they do work.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Recognizing when your parents need help

Sometimes it's obvious when older parents need outside help—like when they're having difficulty managing numerous chronic illnesses or losing mobility and unable to maneuver well even at home. But mental problems may not ...

Oncology & Cancer

J&J ordered to pay $4.69 bn damages in talc cancer case

US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson was Thursday ordered to pay out $4.69 billion in damages in a lawsuit representing 22 women and their families who alleged a talc sold by the company contained asbestos and caused ...

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