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Coordinated response needed to fight coronavirus pandemic

Just like you can’t treat a termite infestation by fumigating only one room in a house, you can’t control the coronavirus pandemic by targeting interventions to a specific region or country, says Stanford scholar Matthew Jackson. Instead, managing the crisis requires a comprehensive and coordinated response between states within the U.S. and across countries and […]

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Why I Decided to Get Circumcised as an Adult

When I was a kid, I didn’t even know circumcised penises existed: My dad and older brother were, like me, uncircumcised. And since I wasn’t walking around as a child asking people if I could see their penises, it wasn’t until I was ten years old that I found out penises weren’t all the same. […]

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How different societies react to pandemics

After the Ebola virus tore through western Africa in 2015, two UC Santa Barbara researchers studied the xenophobia the disease generated among people who had almost zero chance of being infected by it. Heejung S. Kim and David K. Sherman, professors in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, discovered that the more people felt […]

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Dementia test to expand diagnosis across India

A standardised test that can now be used in the seven main languages in India will support the diagnosis of dementia and mild cognitive impairment. Researchers have adapted the Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination (ACE-III), a well-known screening instrument for dementia detection/diagnosis, to be used in Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Urdu, Tamil and Indian English. The work […]

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How to get your regular medication during self-isolation

With a potential lockdown looming over the UK, there are many questions on how people will be able to continue with necessary everyday activities, including going to the doctor or the pharmacy to pick up repeat prescriptions. Or to get medication for new conditions (not coronavirus) – from skin infections to anxiety brought on by the […]

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Pooling method allows dozens of COVID-19 tests to run simultaneously

Researchers at Technion—Israel Institute of Technology and Rambam Health Care Campus have successfully tested a method that will dramatically increase the current COVID-19 testing capacity using existing available resources. This method, known as pooling, enables simultaneous testing of dozens of samples. Its implementation has the potential to greatly accelerate the rate of testing and detection […]

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Australia orders citizens not to travel abroad

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Australia told its citizens Wednesday to halt all overseas travel in an unprecedented move designed to choke off the spread of the coronavirus epidemic. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced what he called an “indefinite ban” on foreign travel at a press conference, saying, “If we slow the spread, we do save […]