With an NSF RAPID grant, NJIT engineers build a new model to track COVID-19

A team of environmental engineers at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is developing a new way to track the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus, by combining advanced statistical methods with models that incorporate environmental conditions, such as wind speed, temperature and social distancing. To date, modelers are largely tracking the growth in the…

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Australia’s Centre for Digestive Diseases cures Crohn’s disease in new study

The Centre for Digestive Disease (CDD) headed by Professor Thomas Borody has cured Crohn’s Disease as reported today by Dr Gaurav Agrawal in Gut Pathogens. Professor Borody is internationally recognised for curing stomach ulcers caused by H. Pylori, and is currently researching the infection connection associated with heart disease. He is also a leader in…

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Breathing heavy wildfire smoke may increase risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

DALLAS, April 15, 2020 — Exposure to heavy smoke during recent California wildfires raised the risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests up to 70%, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the open access journal of the American Heart Association. Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart abruptly stops beating…

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Does primary ovarian insufficiency affect your risks for obesity and diabetes?

CLEVELAND, Ohio (April 15, 2020)—Are overweight women less fertile? Does primary ovarian insufficiency increase risks for obesity and diabetes? For years the controversy regarding the connection between reproductive health and body mass index has continued. A new study assessed the effect of ovarian reserve on obesity and glucose metabolism and found no correlation. Study results…

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C.D.C. Says More Than 9,000 Health Care Workers Have Contracted Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Tuesday that 9,282 health care professionals had contracted the coronavirus in the United States as of April 9 and that 27 had died from it. The agency cautioned that the numbers were most likely higher than reported because of inconsistencies in data-gathering and the lack of…

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Feel Like You’re in Prison? These Trainers Actually Were

Like a lot of self-isolating people, Madisen Li is vacillating between nervous, bored, grateful and irritable. One of her main forms of relief comes from her weekly training sessions over Zoom with her personal trainer of nine years, Hector Guadalupe. Earlier this month, amid a circuit of curls and crunches, Mrs. Li, 32, who is…

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Robby Browne, Real Estate Player and Philanthropist, Dies at 72

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. In a city filled with real estate V.I.P.’s, Robby Browne was a cut above. Hillary Clinton came to his Bridgehampton home for lunch. Martina Navratilova swam in his pool. Uma Thurman went to his Halloween party, where he would…

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Does Widespread Disinfecting Kill the Coronavirus? It’s Under Debate

The images are compelling: Fire trucks in Tehran or Manila spray the streets. Amazon tests a disinfectant fog inside a warehouse, hoping to calm workers’ fears and get them back on the job. TV commercials show health care workers cleaning chairs where blood donors sat. Families nervously wipe their mail and newly delivered groceries. These…

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