Coronavirus can damage the heart as experts find 'abnormalities' in over half of patients' scans
Coronavirus can damage the heart as experts find 'abnormalities' in over half of patients' scans

Researchers looked at echocardiogram results of 1,216 patients from 69 countries with Covid-19 and severe cardiac disease was observed in 1 in 7

People who were abused or neglected as children at greater risk of heart disease, especially women: Study
People who were abused or neglected as children at greater risk of heart disease, especially women: Study

Researchers found emotional neglect was the most common type of childhood maltreatment (22.5%) among participants, followed by physical abuse in men (21.1%) and emotional abuse in women (17.9%)

Scientists grow human sperm stem cells in lab, call it an early step toward infertility treatment in men
Scientists grow human sperm stem cells in lab, call it an early step toward infertility treatment in men

The study allowed scientists to develop a clearer picture of human spermatogonial stem cells and how sperm are formed

People who have episodes of delirium at risk of developing long-term decline in brain abilities, says study
People who have episodes of delirium at risk of developing long-term decline in brain abilities, says study

Delirium affects the brain, resulting in mental confusion and hallucinations and affects people struggling with critical diseases such as Covid-19

Deaths among pregnant women, newborns to spike due to coronavirus even as they lose 20% of health services: UN
Deaths among pregnant women, newborns to spike due to coronavirus even as they lose 20% of health services: UN

Health systems in both rich and poor nations are massively struggling and the services for mothers, newborns, young children and adolescents are crumbling, say experts

Exponential rise in Covid-19 cases pushing US towards 'one of the most unstable times in history', says expert
Exponential rise in Covid-19 cases pushing US towards 'one of the most unstable times in history', says expert

On June 10, the country reported nearly 70,000 new cases, breaking the previous record of more than 46,500 new cases on July 7

Coronavirus death toll over twice as high among people of color below 65 than for white Americans: CDC
Coronavirus death toll over twice as high among people of color below 65 than for white Americans: CDC

More than a third of deaths among Hispanic Americans (34.9%) and almost a third of deaths among non-White Americans (29.5%) were in people younger than 65

Nearly 9 in 10 patients have symptoms even two months after recovering from coronavirus, finds study
Nearly 9 in 10 patients have symptoms even two months after recovering from coronavirus, finds study

Researchers found that among patients who had recovered from Covid-19, 87.4% reported persistence of at least one symptom, particularly fatigue and shortness of breath

Cut your chances of type-2 diabetes by eating fruits, veggies and whole grain-rich meals, suggest studies
Cut your chances of type-2 diabetes by eating fruits, veggies and whole grain-rich meals, suggest studies

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 34 million Americans are battling the disease and nearly 90-95% of them have type 2 diabetes

Stress caused by coronavirus pandemic could be behind spike in broken heart syndrome among Americans: Study
Stress caused by coronavirus pandemic could be behind spike in broken heart syndrome among Americans: Study

Known as stress cardiomyopathy, it occurs in response to physical or emotional distress and causes dysfunction or failure in the heart muscle

WHO guidance says airborne spread of Covid-19 may occur in indoor settings but calls for more evidence
WHO guidance says airborne spread of Covid-19 may occur in indoor settings but calls for more evidence

The agency has also launched an independent review of the world’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The panel will present an interim report at the resumption of the World Health Assembly in November

Covid-19 patients with no respiratory symptoms may develop brain complications like delirium and stroke: Study
Covid-19 patients with no respiratory symptoms may develop brain complications like delirium and stroke: Study

Scientists also detected a fatal neurological condition called ADEM, which stands for acute disseminated encephalomyelitis. The study raises concerns over long-term brain damage

Outdoor artificial light at night linked to mood, mental disorders and sleep disruption in US teenagers: Study
Outdoor artificial light at night linked to mood, mental disorders and sleep disruption in US teenagers: Study

Teenagers who live in areas with higher levels of artificial light at night are more likely to meet the diagnostic criteria for bipolar disorder or specific phobia, shows an analysis

Trump cutting ties with WHO will 'leave Americans sick and alone', experts say US needs WHO to fight Covid-19
Trump cutting ties with WHO will 'leave Americans sick and alone', experts say US needs WHO to fight Covid-19

Accusing the organization of being under China's control, Trump said he is terminating US' relationship with WHO and redirecting funds intended for the agency to other global health projects. 

WHO says bubonic plague situation in China is not 'high risk', here's all you need to know about the disease
WHO says bubonic plague situation in China is not 'high risk', here's all you need to know about the disease

The plague is caused by a bacteria named Yersinia pestis and it spreads through flea and contact with infected animals such as mice, rats, rabbits, marmots and squirrels

Airborne spread of Covid-19 a real risk and cannot be ruled out, WHO to issue scientific brief after review
Airborne spread of Covid-19 a real risk and cannot be ruled out, WHO to issue scientific brief after review

Over 200 scientists had earlier asked the organization to recognize the possibility of airborne transmission and update its guidance on the same

Microalgae rich in omega-3 fatty acids could act as an environment-friendly alternative to fish: Study
Microalgae rich in omega-3 fatty acids could act as an environment-friendly alternative to fish: Study

Wild salmon numbers have dropped dramatically in the North Atlantic and the Pacific Northwest, since the late 1980s and these concerns have ignited interest in microalgae

Covid-19 like outbreaks may become common with 'steady stream' of diseases from animals to humans, warns UN
Covid-19 like outbreaks may become common with 'steady stream' of diseases from animals to humans, warns UN

Experts say the rising trend in zoonotic diseases is driven by degradation of the natural environment through land degradation, wildlife exploitation and other stresses

Anthony Fauci says Covid-19 vaccines likely to offer only 'finite' protection and Americans may need boosters
Anthony Fauci says Covid-19 vaccines likely to offer only 'finite' protection and Americans may need boosters

The US is still knee-deep in the first wave, and a vaccine is likely to provide enough protection to at least take us through that, Fauci said during a live chat with Dr Francis Collins, director of NIH

Foreign students will need to leave US if their institutes switch to online-only classes due to coronavirus
Foreign students will need to leave US if their institutes switch to online-only classes due to coronavirus

Active students currently in the US enrolled in fully online programs will have to leave or take other measures, such as transferring to a school with in-person instruction to remain in lawful status

Children who drink private well water in US at 25% increased risk of high blood lead, may cause damage: Study
Children who drink private well water in US at 25% increased risk of high blood lead, may cause damage: Study

Since lead is a neurotoxin that contributes to permanent cognitive and developmental impairment in exposed children, these children are at greater risk of experiencing irreversible cognitive damage

Pet dogs may help preschoolers develop better social and emotional skills, boost physical activity: Study
Pet dogs may help preschoolers develop better social and emotional skills, boost physical activity: Study

The findings come as the Covid-19 pandemic has upended the lives of toddlers, and experts and parents worry about the costs of losing out on physical activities

Rare fatal infection caused by 'brain-eating amoeba' confirmed in Florida, experts issue warning
Rare fatal infection caused by 'brain-eating amoeba' confirmed in Florida, experts issue warning

A person in Hillsborough County has been infected with Naegleria fowleri, a microscopic single-celled living amoeba, which is found in warm freshwaters such as lakes, rivers, ponds and canals

Is COVID-19 airborne? Over 200 scientists want WHO and policymakers to recognize lethal potential and act
Is COVID-19 airborne? Over 200 scientists want WHO and policymakers to recognize lethal potential and act

Emerging evidence, including those from closed indoor settings and super spreading events, suggests that airborne transmission could be more important than the medical community and WHO has acknowledged

FDA chief Stephen Hahn refuses to comment on Trump's claim that 99% Covid-19 cases are 'harmless'
FDA chief Stephen Hahn refuses to comment on Trump's claim that 99% Covid-19 cases are 'harmless'

But he added that by not following local, state, CDC and White House task force guidelines, Americans are putting themselves and their loved ones at risk

Teenagers who stay up late three times likely to develop asthma as compared to those who sleep early: Study
Teenagers who stay up late three times likely to develop asthma as compared to those who sleep early: Study

Researchers also found that the risk of suffering allergic rhinitis was twice as high in late-sleepers compared to early-sleepers

What is ‘bunny ebola?’ All you need to know about the deadly and contagious virus that's killing rabbits in US
What is ‘bunny ebola?’ All you need to know about the deadly and contagious virus that's killing rabbits in US

Known as the rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus serotype 2 (RHDV2), it is a fatal disease in rabbits. RHDV2 does not impact human health

WHO makes a U-turn, says it found out about coronavirus from its Wuhan office and not Chinese officials
WHO makes a U-turn, says it found out about coronavirus from its Wuhan office and not Chinese officials

WHO says that its office in China picked up a media statement by the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission from their website on cases of ‘viral pneumonia’ on December 31, 2019

62-year-old Covid-19 patient has an erection for four hours, doctors suspect blood clots are to blame
62-year-old Covid-19 patient has an erection for four hours, doctors suspect blood clots are to blame

The erection was painful and unrelated to sexual interest or stimulation. It was, rather, a medical condition called priapism which could lead to erectile dysfunction if untreated

US beef industry's rampant overuse of antibiotics in livestock poses grave threat to public health: Study
US beef industry's rampant overuse of antibiotics in livestock poses grave threat to public health: Study

American cattle producers consume antibiotics three to six times more intensively than many of their European counterparts

Americans who stayed home before lockdown orders kicked in may have helped save lives, says study
Americans who stayed home before lockdown orders kicked in may have helped save lives, says study

The study, however, suffers from a few limitations, including the fact that it could not differentiate if people stepped out to visit a park, which is a low-risk setting or a high-risk grocery store

Fans of horror, zombie and apocalyptic movies are better at dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, says study
Fans of horror, zombie and apocalyptic movies are better at dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, says study

Horror movie fans appeared psychologically less distressed by the crisis than most, but those who watched 'prepper movies' were found to be more resilient and better prepared

53.6M metric tonnes of e-waste, equaling weight of 350 cruise ships, generated globally in 2019: UN
53.6M metric tonnes of e-waste, equaling weight of 350 cruise ships, generated globally in 2019: UN

E-waste is a health and environmental hazard, containing toxic additives or hazardous substances such as mercury, which damages the human brain and/or coordination system

Drugs, medical devices can contain harmful chemicals linked to cancer and other health issues: Experts
Drugs, medical devices can contain harmful chemicals linked to cancer and other health issues: Experts

Experts worry that endocrine-disrupting chemicals might nullify the benefits of drugs by lowering their efficiency or increasing their side effects

Sleep issues among infants and young children linked to mental health disorders in adolescence, study reveals
Sleep issues among infants and young children linked to mental health disorders in adolescence, study reveals

Waking up frequently at night at 18 months and irregular sleep at 6 and 30 months and 5.8 years were associated with psychotic experiences in children ages 12 and 13

Children, teens may transmit Covid-19 despite high proportion of mild or asymptomatic infections, says study
Children, teens may transmit Covid-19 despite high proportion of mild or asymptomatic infections, says study

Analysis shows viral load is comparable to that of adults and that symptomatic children of all ages shed infectious virus in early acute illness, a prerequisite for further transmission

US buys full 3-month global stock of Covid-19 drug remdesivir, leaves almost nothing for rest of the world
US buys full 3-month global stock of Covid-19 drug remdesivir, leaves almost nothing for rest of the world

However, a potential Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTechs has also shown promise in its early human trials

July 4 fireworks emit toxic metals, can cause permanent damage to human cells and animal lungs, research shows
July 4 fireworks emit toxic metals, can cause permanent damage to human cells and animal lungs, research shows

The findings suggest 'Black Cuckoo', a fountain-style firework is most toxic, 10 times more damaging to human cells than other fire crackers

National face mask mandate for Covid-19 can replace lockdown and save economy from 5% GDP loss, economists say
National face mask mandate for Covid-19 can replace lockdown and save economy from 5% GDP loss, economists say

Goldman Sachs analyzed that official orders could raise the fraction of Americans using protective gear by 15% and reduce Covid-19 growth rate by 1%

1 in 4 coronavirus patients in US didn't know how they got infected, suggesting community spread: CDC
1 in 4 coronavirus patients in US didn't know how they got infected, suggesting community spread: CDC

Case investigation, contact tracing, isolation of infected persons as well as social distancing and more widespread use of cloth face coverings are warranted, says the agency

Fauci warns US could report 100k Covid-19 cases a day if country doesn't take necessary steps to curb spread
Fauci warns US could report 100k Covid-19 cases a day if country doesn't take necessary steps to curb spread

Before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Dr Anthony Fauci said he was not satisfied with what’s going on, adding that the country is not in total control

Moderate consumption of alcohol can lead to better mental status, word recall and vocabulary, study shows
Moderate consumption of alcohol can lead to better mental status, word recall and vocabulary, study shows

Researchers also linked light to moderate drinking to slower decline in brain functions and lower risk of developing heart disease

Classroom contact may lead to Covid-19 spread, warns CDC while medical body says schools should reopen by fall
Classroom contact may lead to Covid-19 spread, warns CDC while medical body says schools should reopen by fall

Widespread school closures have mostly eliminated the risk for classroom transmission of coronavirus, says the agency’s report

How much does Gilead's Covid-19 drug remdesivir cost? Priced at $3,120 for US patients with insurance
How much does Gilead's Covid-19 drug remdesivir cost? Priced at $3,120 for US patients with insurance

For government programs in the US such as Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense hospitals, the cost stands at $2,340

A new pandemic? Swine influenza virus seen in China could go global, experts call for urgent steps to control it
A new pandemic? Swine influenza virus seen in China could go global, experts call for urgent steps to control it

With no prior exposure to the virus, most people do not have immunity to these viruses

Covid-19 global death toll tops 500k with over a quarter in US, Alex Azar says nation is 'missing window' to act
Covid-19 global death toll tops 500k with over a quarter in US, Alex Azar says nation is 'missing window' to act

The US is still leading the world, both in the number of cases and the death toll. The situation in other parts of the world is also looking grim

Contaminated salad mix leaves over 200 people across 8 states sick with infection,  recalled after CDC warning
Contaminated salad mix leaves over 200 people across 8 states sick with infection, recalled after CDC warning

The culprit behind the infection is cyclospora, a parasite that causes intestinal diseases - mainly diarrhea

Florida, Texas pay price for reopening early as Covid-19 tally reaches record high, US cases cross 2.5M mark
Florida, Texas pay price for reopening early as Covid-19 tally reaches record high, US cases cross 2.5M mark

US Surgeon General Jerome Adams said the rise in infections could not only be due to premature reopening but also because people chose not to safety guidelines

Both smoking and vaping harden arteries and increase risk of heart, lung damage, says study
Both smoking and vaping harden arteries and increase risk of heart, lung damage, says study

The analysis compared the effects of three forms of smoking and vaping on human health, which include tobacco cigarettes, e-cigarettes or waterpipes