Medical research

New knowledge about airborne virus particles could help hospitals

The risk of being exposed to COVID-19 particles increases with shorter physical distance to a patient, higher patient viral load and poor ventilation. Measurements taken by researchers at Lund University in Sweden of airborne ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Indonesia detects first omicron case in hospital worker

Indonesia has detected its first case of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in a cleaning worker at a hospital in Jakarta, the country's health minister said Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Germany warns of 'escalation' in Covid cases

Germany's health ministry said Friday the country was seeing a surge in coronavirus infections and warned that the situation was likely to worsen as winter approaches.

Psychology & Psychiatry

App use vital to keeping active during lockdown

Gyms and sporting clubs might close, and lockdown conditions make it difficult to exercise, but people are urged to take the next step and download fitness apps to keep moving.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Combined effects of masking and distance on aerosol exposure potential

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended this week that people vaccinated against COVID-19 resume wearing masks in public indoor spaces in areas of the United States where the virus is spreading. "Appropriate ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Intoxication brings strangers physically closer, study finds

In a study with pandemic-related implications, researchers report that strangers who consume alcohol together may keep their distance initially—but draw physically closer as they become intoxicated. No previous studies ...

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