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This type of COVID-19 transmission is now most urgent threat in U.S.

In a new study, researchers found that interstate transmission of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is now a much greater public health threat...

Keep your immune system in top shape during COVID-19 pandemic with these tips

For years, Dr. Ahmad Garrett-Price has been counseling patients about the need to keep their immune systems strong, emphasizing exercise, nutrition and sleep. As the...

I’m an asthmatic: what should I do during the coronavirus pandemic?

The new respiratory coronavirus COVID-19 is particularly worrying for the 2.7 million Australians who already suffer from asthma. That’s roughly one in nine people. Viral...

For older people and those with chronic health conditions, staying active at home is...

Fitbit recently released data showing a global decrease in physical activity levels among users of its activity trackers compared to the same time last...

Successful MERS vaccine may hold promise for COVID-19 vaccine

In a new study, researchers have developed a vaccine that fully protects mice against a lethal dose of MERS, a close cousin of the...

Coronavirus: How to sleep better during the lockdown

We are all facing restrictions in a bid to minimise the transmission rate and impact of COVID-19, but there is no denying that life...

Amid coronavirus crisis, exercise caution when exercising outdoors

Even as government officials warn us to "stay home, stay safe" during the coronavirus pandemic, people are flocking to parks, trails and sidewalks to...

Why people with diabetes have higher risk of COVID-19

In a new study, researchers found that the behavior of previous coronaviruses together with physiological characteristics of diabetes may help explain why people with...

How to keep a healthy heart during COVID-19

People who suffer from cardiovascular disease and hypertension are vulnerable during COVID-19 and need to be protected, according to an expert in cardiovascular health...

Malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine is not effective for treating coronavirus, new study shows

On Saturday the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of two antimalarial drugs, hydroxychloroquine and a related medication, chloroquine, for emergency use to...

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Universe’s expansion may not be the same in all directions, says new study

One of the fundamental ideas of cosmology is that everything looks the same in all directions if you look over large enough distances. A new...

Tiny robots could swim through the body and deliver drugs to tumors

Tiny biohybrid robots on the micrometer scale can swim through the body and deliver drugs to tumors or provide other cargo-carrying functions. The natural environmental...

This compound in common vegetables may help fight fatty liver disease

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, occurs when the liver becomes “marbled” with fat, sometimes due to unhealthy nutrition, such as excessive intake of...

Common arthritis drug linked to higher skin cancer risk

Methotrexate is a common drug with a long history; for the past 40 years, it’s been used to treat a range of diseases. Today it...

Mindfulness may benefit people with common bowel diseases

In a new study, researchers found that people with irritable bowel syndrome experienced fewer gut symptoms after they participated in a mindfulness program meant...

Whether marijuana could reduce pain is unclear, new study shows

In a new study, researchers found that medical marijuana users who say they have high levels of pain are more likely than those with...