Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Delhi battling dual crises of pollution and coronavirus

India's capital is reeling from the double impact of the coronavirus and severe air pollution, New Delhi's chief minister warned Thursday, as the megacity reported a record jump in cases and its worst smog in a year.

Neuroscience

Swipe right to help tackle brain disease

An app to help scientists sort through thousands of images of brain scans to use in large-scale studies of brain disease has been created by a group of staff and students from Cardiff University.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How COVID-19 has affected organ donation

In 2019, surgeons across the U.S. performed a record high number of organ transplant procedures (39,719), according to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). More than 19,000 living and deceased donors gave the gift ...

Surgery

Breast implants saved woman shot in chest

A woman's life was likely saved by her silicone breast implants after she was shot in the chest at close range while walking down a street in Toronto, doctors have said.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Deadliest malaria strain protects itself from the immune system

The parasite causing the most severe form of human malaria uses proteins to make red blood cells sticky, making it harder for the immune system to destroy it and leading to potentially fatal blood clots. New research at the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus intensive care—what is involved?

The coronavirus pandemic has caused many thousands of people, including Britain's prime minister, to need treatment in intensive care units, where severe cases of COVID-19 often receive breathing support.

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