Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Most coronavirus infections are mild, says Chinese study

Most people infected by the new coronavirus in China have mild symptoms, with older patients and those with underlying conditions most at risk from the disease, according to a study by Chinese researchers.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

13 US citizens at 'high risk' of coronavirus being treated in Nebraska

Thirteen US citizens deemed "high risk" for the deadly new coronavirus are being treated at a federally designated facility in the University of Nebraska following their evacuation from a cruise ship in Japan, officials said ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q&A: Testing for coronavirus in China

A sudden surge in the number of novel coronavirus cases in China has put a spotlight on the ways patients are tested for the illness, from lung imaging to uncomfortable lab tests that are not always accurate.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China says 6 health workers died from virus, 1,716 infected

Six health workers have died from the new coronavirus in China and more than 1,700 have been infected, health officials said Friday, underscoring the risks doctors and nurses have taken due to shortages of protective gear.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cleaner hands make healthcare healthier

One of the simplest and most effective health measures that can prevent illnesses from spreading is basic hygiene, such as handwashing. Hand hygiene prevents the spread of germs and bacteria through person-to-person contact ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Improving well-being in nursing homes

Residential care facilities and nursing homes are not widely regarded as appealing places to live or work. In both professional practice and research, the emphasis is often on reducing negative aspects such as the heavy workload ...

Health

Not getting enough sleep linked to handgun carrying among teens

Getting less than five hours of sleep a night leads to an increased likelihood of teens carrying a handgun—and even taking a gun to school, according to a new study published in Sleep Health by researchers from FIU and ...

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