Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID lab origin theory gains traction in United States

Long dismissed as a kooky conspiracy theory favored by the far right, the idea that COVID emerged from a lab leak in Wuhan has been gaining increasing momentum in the United States.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China rejects claim of illness at Wuhan lab in late 2019

China on Monday dismissed as "totally untrue" reports that three researchers in Wuhan went to hospital with an illness shortly before the coronavirus emerged in the city and spread around the globe.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The Wuhan lab at the heart of the 'extremely unlikely' leak theory

A team commissioned by the World Health Organization to investigate the source of the coronavirus in Wuhan in January concluded that it was "extremely unlikely" that the pathogen originated in a top-security lab in the ground-zero ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO scraps plan for interim report on Wuhan virus mission: WSJ

The World Health Organization has scrapped plans for a team that visited Wuhan, China to probe the origins of the coronavirus pandemic to issue an interim report, The Wall Street Journal reported late Thursday.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Street trees close to the home may reduce the risk of depression

Depression, especially in urban areas, is on the rise, now more than ever. Mental health outcomes are influenced by, among other things, the type of environment where one lives. Former studies show that urban greenspace has ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Americans brace for COVID 'surge upon a surge'

America should prepare for a "surge upon a surge" in coronavirus cases as millions of travelers return home after the Thanksgiving holiday, top US scientist Anthony Fauci warned Sunday.

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