Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

India to roll out quick and cheap coronavirus paper test

A fast and cheap paper-based coronavirus test will soon be available across India, with scientists hopeful it will help turn the tide on the pandemic in one of the world's worst-hit nations.

Health

Mortality rate higher for US rural residents

A recent study by Syracuse University sociology professor Shannon Monnat shows that mortality rates are higher for U.S. working-age residents who live in rural areas instead of metro areas, and the gap is getting wider.

HIV & AIDS

HIV epidemic: Successful use of self-tests in rural Africa

Despite significant progress in prevention and therapy, millions of people still get infected with HIV every year. The main burden of HIV/AIDS falls on Africa. To contain the epidemic, innovative methods are needed to enable ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK at 'tipping point:' England braces for more restrictions

Millions of people in northern England are anxiously waiting to hear how much further virus restrictions will be tightened as one of the British government's leading medical advisers warned Sunday that the country is at a ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

More than 60 million Indians may have caught coronavirus: study

More than 60 million people in India—10 times the official figure—could have contracted the novel coronavirus, the country's lead pandemic agency said Tuesday, citing a nationwide study measuring antibodies.

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