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Top Stores for Week of March 16, 2020

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Europe now the epicenter of coronavirus pandemic: WHO. Europe has now become the epicenter of a coronavirus pandemic that has claimed 5,000 lives around the world, “a tragic milestone,” the… Read more »

Top Stories for Week of February 24, 2020

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TOP  STORIES Aided by machine learning (AI), scientists find novel antibiotic able to kill superbugs. A powerful antibiotic that kills some of the most dangerous drug-resistant bacteria in the world… Read more »

China records more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours; CDC director says CIVUD-19 probably with us beyond this year.

The News: China’s National Health Commission on Monday reported 2,048 new cases of coronavirus infections and 105 new deaths over the previous 24 hours. The number of new deaths dropped… Read more »

As deaths surge, WHO says too early to declare coronavirus peaking in China, elsewhere.

The News: An American citizen has died in Wuhan, China, from the coronavirus epidemic, with the death toll edging closer to the total from SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome, circa… Read more »

Study finds working the graveyard shift can have more serious health consequences than previously thought. New data should support better compensation.

The News: Night-shift work may wreak havoc with blood-sugar levels, a new study asserts. Researchers analyzed data on more than 270,000 people in the United Kingdom and found that those… Read more »

Innovio’s DNA-based Zika vaccine is safe and effective at inducing immune response; where has this breakthrough vaccine technique been hiding?

The News: A DNA-based Zika vaccine from Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Plymouth Meeting PA) and South Korea’s GeneOne Life Science Inc. induced anti-Zika immune responses in an early stage human trial,… Read more »

Americans are sicker, die younger while spending the most on health care; what South Korea can teach us.

The News: Typically, the more a developed country spends on health care, the longer its people live. The US, which spends the most on health care, defies that tendency another… Read more »

Texas reports first Zika case from local mosquito; virus is now here to stay, says WHO

Texas health officials on Monday (December 28,2016) reported the state’s first case of Zika likely spread by local mosquitoes, making Texas the second state within the continental United States to… Read more »

Danger of Superbugs Finally Gets Attention, But Not Much Action

Common infections such as pneumonia, gonorrhea, and post-operative infections, as well as HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, are becoming increasingly hard to treat because of antimicrobial resistance. And there is now… Read more »

U.S. Study Raises New Concern for Zika Spread; Congress Back, but Just 19 Days Left to Solve Zika Funding Impasse.

According to a Reuters report, a new study has found genetic fragments of Zika in the eyes and the tears of laboratory mice infected with the virus–a finding that offers… Read more »