Medical research

Researchers prepare COVID-19 diagnostic for human testing

As more Covid-19 cases appear in the United States and around the world, the need for fast, easy-to-use diagnostic tests is becoming ever more pressing. A startup company spun out from MIT is now working on a paper-based ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Stanford Medicine COVID-19 test now in use

The Stanford Health Care Clinical Virology Laboratory has launched a diagnostic test developed for the virus that causes COVID-19.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus strikes men, older people the hardest

(HealthDay)—The coronavirus is on the cusp of becoming a global pandemic and experts say that if it does, older people and men could be most at risk for serious illness and death.

Cardiology

Shingles vaccine may also reduce stroke risk

Shingles, a viral infection caused by the chickenpox virus, is linked to an increased risk of stroke. A new study found that Zoster Vaccine Live, one type of shingles vaccination, may prevent some older adults from having ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

7 dead in Congo fever outbreak in Mali

Seven people have died in an outbreak of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, also known as Congo fever, in a village in central Mali, an official said.

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