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Essential Science: New treatment for the most neglected disease?

Schistosomiasis (or bilharzia) is a neglected tropical disease, and the one that causes significant ill-health effects to millions of people. The disease is caused by a parasitic worm.

COVID-19 patients with sleep apnoea could be at additional risk

A new study finds that individuals who have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnoea are at an elevated risk of adverse outcomes from COVID-19. This is based on data compiled at the University of Warwick, from reviews of patients.

South Korea reports 46 new virus cases as it tackles 'second wave'

Seoul - South Korea reported 46 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday after health authorities declared the country was battling a second wave of infections that had been circulating for weeks.

Virus-hit India's overwhelmed health workers brace for monsoon

Mumbai - With hospitals already severely stretched, coronavirus-hit India is now bracing for the monsoon and its deadly annual onslaught of mosquito-borne illnesses, with an overwhelmed army of public health workers the only defence.

Disease puts 1 in 5 globally at severe COVID-19 risk: study

Paris - An estimated 1.7 billion people -- more than 20 percent of the world's population -- risk becoming severely infected with COVID-19 due to underlying health problems such as obesity and heart disease, analysis showed Tuesday.

Haiti says virus infections have peaked

Port-au-prince - Haitian health officials said Monday that COVID-19 infections had peaked and the number of cases being detected was going down, leading them to voice cautious hope the epidemic might not be as bad as some of the more alarming predictions had led them t...

Traffic jams and jubilation as Moscow emerges from virus lockdown

Moscow - After months under lockdown, Moscow was back to life Tuesday as restrictions eased, luring sun baskers and strollers back to the streets -- along with the city's legendary traffic jams.

Last redoubt: Pygmies return to forest to isolate against coronavirus

- Dzanga-Sangha, a wildlife sanctuary in southwest Central African Republic, is a remote place, linked to the rest of the world by a narrow trail that becomes impassable in heavy rain.

Trump urges quicker US reopening from virus lockdown

Washington - President Donald Trump on Thursday pressed for a broader reopening of the United States as coronavirus-related job losses mounted, while parts of Europe embraced post-lockdown life.

Trump urges quicker US reopening from virus lockdown

Washington - President Donald Trump on Thursday pressed for a broader reopening of the United States as coronavirus-related job losses mounted, while parts of Europe embraced post-lockdown life.

Op-Ed: Return to work? Reducing coronavirus transmission in offices

London - With this seventh in the series of coronavirus related articles, the topic moves to the return to work scenario and what mitigation factors exist to help safeguard the office (as well as the home) built environment.

Aussies book out Sydney bars as virus measures ease

Sydney - Sydney's bars and restaurants opened their doors to customers Friday as a weeks-long lockdown eased, with owners hoping a busy booking calendar will make up for restrictions on crowd numbers.

Japan lifts virus emergency for most regions

Apo - Japan's prime minister on Thursday lifted a state of emergency imposed due to the coronavirus for the majority of the country but kept it in place for top cities Tokyo and Osaka.

Japan seeks to lift virus emergency in most regions

Apo - Japan's government said Thursday it wants to lift a state of emergency declared over the coronavirus in most of the country, though not yet the capital Tokyo and other urban centres.

Seoul sees virus tests surge after promising anonymity

Seoul - Coronavirus screening has surged in South Korea since authorities introduced anonymous testing, officials said Wednesday, as they scrambled to tackle a nightclub cluster amid concerns anti-gay prejudice could impede the response.

Asia virus latest: Seoul shuts bars and clubs, anti-lockdown clashes in Melbourne

Fpo - Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic: - Seoul bars and clubs shut after new cases -South Korea's capital ordered the closure of all clubs and bars after a burst of new cases sparked fears of a second corona...

Asia virus latest: Seoul shuts bars and clubs, anti-lockdown clashes in Melbourne

Fpo - Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic: - Seoul bars and clubs shut after new cases -South Korea's capital ordered the closure of all clubs and bars after a burst of new cases sparked fears of a second corona...

Finland to reopen schools mid-May

Apo - Children in Finland will begin to return to class from May 14 as the country starts to lift coronavirus restrictions, ministers said on Wednesday.

Finland to reopen schools mid-May

Apo - Children in Finland will begin to return to class from May 14 as the country starts to lift coronavirus restrictions, ministers said on Wednesday.

German experts urge discipline as virus data sends mixed signals

Berlin - German medical experts warned the public to stay disciplined Tuesday after official data drew a mixed picture on the battle against the novel coronavirus since Europe's biggest economy began a cautious easing of lockdown measures.

'Social unrest' warning as Modi looks to extend India's lockdown

New Delhi - Key industries are warning of social unrest unless India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes concessions when he announces any extension Tuesday to a three-week pandemic-lockdown for the country's 1.3 billion people.

India to extend world's largest pandemic lockdown for two weeks

New Delhi - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to extend the world's biggest pandemic lockdown for two weeks, state ministers said after talks Saturday on the growing fallout in the country.The three week lockdown is due to end Tuesday.

Australian police seize black box in raid on virus-hit cruise ship

Sydney - Australian police have raided the coronavirus-stricken Ruby Princess cruise ship and seized its black box, they said Thursday, as part of a criminal investigation after thousands of passengers were allowed to disembark in Sydney and 15 later died of th...

Asia virus latest: Wuhan travel ban lifted, Japan under state of emergency

Fpo - Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the coronavirus pandemic:- Wuhan outbound travel ban ends - Outbound travel from the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where the novel coronavirus first emerged in December, resumed early Wednesday, afte...

Asia virus latest: Wuhan travel ban lifted, Japan under state of emergency

Fpo - Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the coronavirus pandemic:- Wuhan outbound travel ban ends - Outbound travel from the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where the novel coronavirus first emerged in December, resumed early Wednesday, afte...

Massive Bangladesh coronavirus prayer gathering sparks outcry

Dhaka - A massive coronavirus prayer session with tens of thousands of devotees sparked an outcry in Bangladesh Wednesday as the South Asian nation reported its first death from the global pandemic.

Coronavirus needs to be taken seriously all over the world

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) needs to be taken seriously all over the world. As a result, Americans need to make changes in their everyday lives.

Vulnerable continent: Africa and the coronavirus

Paris - The first detected case of coronavirus in Africa highlights the vulnerability of the world's poorest continent to outbreaks of contagious diseases.

Essential Science: Developing ML to see protein patterns

A new machine learning system has been used to characterize 800 million-year-old amino acid patterns that had, up until now, puzzled scientists. These protein patterns are of great importance and they are responsible for facilitating protein interactions.

Early cholesterol treatment lowers heart disease risk: study

Paris - Treating younger people with high cholesterol levels may help reduce their risk of heart attack or stroke in later life, a major study showed Wednesday.
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