Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Johnson warns of tougher action to prevent virus spread

Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned on Sunday he may impose tougher controls on the British public as packed parks, markets and cafes at the weekend showed thousands of people defying government warnings about social distancing.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US weighs warning against all overseas travel

The Trump administration is considering an upgrade to its already dire warning to Americans against all international travel as the coronavirus outbreak spreads.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: Why the WHO was afraid of crying 'pandemic'

The World Health Organization has been criticized for being slow to declare a public health emergency and a pandemic as COVID-19 spread. Yale SOM's Saed Alizamir, with Francis de Véricourt of ESMT and Shouqiang Wang of the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Can the sewers disclose the scale of COVID-19?

In an application to the Research Council of Norway's emergency call for proposals in the fight against the Coronavirus, scientists from NMBU, NIVA, Karolinska Institutet and The Veterinary Institute wants to analyze samples ...

Medications

FDA: Asthma drug Singulair to get 'black box' warning

Asthma and allergy drug montelukast—sold as a generic and under the brand name Singulair—will get a "boxed warning" over potential ties to neuropsychiatric effects, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday.

Medications

New study supports the safety of varenicline

A real-world study of over 600,000 adult participants without a history of depression has found that the stop-smoking medication varenicline (marketed as Chantix in the US and Champix elsewhere in the world) does not appear ...

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