The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday announced changes to its guidelines on who should wear a mask during the Covid-19 pandemic and where they should wear it. The new guidance recommends that the general public wear cloth masks made from at least three layers of fabric “on public transport,...
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has withdrawn its warning that people who suspect they might have caught the coronavirus should not take the popular drug ibuprofen. The UN agency clarified on Thursday that it is not aware of published scientific data on this topic. The WHO added that it had not...
There is a lot of misinformation circulating online amid the coronavirus pandemic. With the coronavirus (also known as the COVID-19 virus) having officially been categorized as a global pandemic, it’s easy to become panicked and confused by the misinformation that’s all over the internet. The best way to arm yourself...
British Conservative politician Nadine Dorries has become the first member of Parliament to test positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. Dorries, who is also a health minister, said she is now quarantined at home and her office has been closed. On Tuesday night, she tweeted her thanks for "so many good...
The number of novel coronavirus cases in Canada has climbed to 67 as patients in Alberta doubled to four and B.C. officials declared an outbreak at a long-term care facility. Several of Canada’s cases stem from a trip on the Grand Princess cruise ship to Mexico in mid-February. The close...
People with mild traumatic brain injury who are exposed to early morning blue light therapy may experience a decrease in depression and other concussion symptoms, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 72nd Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, April...
A deep-learning model identifies a powerful new drug that can kill many species of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Using a machine-learning algorithm, MIT researchers have identified a powerful new antibiotic compound. In laboratory tests, the drug killed many of the world’s most problematic disease-causing bacteria, including some strains that are resistant to...
Researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and the National Institutes of Health have made a critical breakthrough toward developing a vaccine for the 2019 novel coronavirus by creating the first 3D atomic scale map of the part of the virus that attaches to and infects human cells. Mapping...
Eating a western-style diet for a week can slightly impair brain function and encourage healthy young people to overeat, according to a new study. After consuming a high fat, high added sugar diet, volunteers performed worse on memory tests and had a desire to eat junk food following a meal. The...
A new study has found infants exposed to the harsh chemicals in cleaning products are more likely to develop asthma later in life. The study, published Tuesday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, analysed data about the dangers posed by exposure to cleaning products to 2022 infants in the...