• Coronavirus Outbreak in Asia: a Brief Chronology

    Coronavirus Outbreak in Asia: a Brief Chronology0

    31 December 2019: The SARS-like outbreak is publicly announced. The infection cases were reported in a seafood market in the city of Wuhan, China. 7 January 2020: Chinese authorities isolated and identify a new coronavirus (novel coronavirus, nCov). Other respiratory pathogens, such as influenza, adenovirus, and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV), were ruled out

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  • Cancer is the Leading Cause of Death in High-Income Countries

    Cancer is the Leading Cause of Death in High-Income Countries0

    Cancer kills twice as much as cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and is now the leading cause of death in high-income countries, according to a report from the Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiologic (PURE) study. CVD remain, however, the leading cause of mortality among middle-aged adults worldwide. (See Infographic Below) Study Design For over ten years, the

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  • Continued Contact with Semen Shields Women Against HIV Acquisition

    Continued Contact with Semen Shields Women Against HIV Acquisition0

    Continued exposure to semen decreases the risk of HIV infection in women, says a study published yesterday in Nature Communications. Investigators from the Wistar Institute, in Philadelphia, USA, found that semen, the main vehicle in male-to-female HIV transmission, changes the vaginal and cervical environment in non-human primates, thus promoting protection to the host. Importantly, semen

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