Climate change threatens progress in cancer control

Climate change threatens prospects for further progress in cancer prevention and control, increasing exposure to cancer risk factors and impacting access to cancer care, according to a new commentary by scientists from the American Cancer Society and Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. The commentary, appearing in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians,…

Details

JHU researchers to use machine learning to predict heart damage in COVID-19 victims

Johns Hopkins researchers recently received a $195,000 Rapid Response Research grant from the National Science Foundation to, using machine learning, identify which COVID-19 patients are at risk of adverse cardiac events such as heart failure, sustained abnormal heartbeats, heart attacks, cardiogenic shock and death. Increasing evidence of COVID-19’s negative impacts on the cardiovascular system highlights…

Details

Announcing Nutrition 2020 live online

Journalists and bloggers are invited to attend NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE, a dynamic virtual event showcasing new research findings and timely discussions on food and nutrition. The online meeting will be held June 1-4, 2020. NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE is hosted by the American Society for Nutrition (ASN), the preeminent professional organization for nutrition research…

Details

Canadian Snowbirds Jet Crashes During Tribute, Killing One

A Canadian Air Force jet crashed, killing one of the military personnel on board, in Kamloops, British Columbia, on Sunday during a flyover that was intended as a tribute to Canadians, especially those on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, the authorities said. Capt. Jenn Casey, who was a spokeswoman for the Canadian Forces…

Details

Nigerian Coronavirus Outbreak Highlights Emerging Threat in Africa: Live Coverage

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA mobile testing laboratory in Kano, Nigeria, where results can take two weeks to come through. Doctors awaiting their test results cannot work. People in quarantine cannot leave.Credit…Sipa, via Associated Press An outbreak in Nigeria is just one of Africa’s alarming hot spots. The coronavirus has been relatively slow to…

Details

‘Straight-Up Fire’ in His Veins: Teen Battles New Coronavirus Syndrome

When a sprinkling of a reddish rash appeared on Jack McMorrow’s hands in mid-April, his father figured the 14-year-old was overusing hand sanitizer — not a bad thing during a global pandemic. When Jack’s parents noticed that his eyes looked glossy, they attributed it to late nights of video games and TV. When he developed…

Details

Coronavirus World News: Live Tracker

Here’s what you need to know: ImagePolice officers in protective suits stood guard outside a train station in Jilin, China, last week.Credit…Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Chinese officials have quarantined 8,000 people in the country’s northeast. Officials concerned about a virus resurgence have quarantined 8,000 people and reintroduced lockdown measures in northeastern China, even as…

Details

In the Shadows of America’s Smokestacks, Virus Is One More Deadly Risk

This isn’t the first time Vicki Dobbins’s town has been forced to shelter in place. Last year, the Marathon Petroleum refinery that looms over her neighborhood near Detroit emitted a pungent gas, causing nausea and dizziness among neighbors and prompting health officials to warn people to stay inside. When a stay-at-home advisory returned in March,…

Details