Global Statistics

All countries
11,854,444
Confirmed
Updated on July 7, 2020 7:40 pm
All countries
6,608,808
Recovered
Updated on July 7, 2020 7:40 pm
All countries
543,666
Deaths
Updated on July 7, 2020 7:40 pm

Global Statistics

All countries
11,854,444
Confirmed
Updated on July 7, 2020 7:40 pm
All countries
6,608,808
Recovered
Updated on July 7, 2020 7:40 pm
All countries
543,666
Deaths
Updated on July 7, 2020 7:40 pm
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Impact of incarceration: HIV infection risk in Black queer men

New research has found that Black, nonheterosexual males with a recent history of incarceration, arrest, or “stop and search” face a higher risk of HIV and become less willing to take preexposure prophylaxis.Share on PinterestA recent study weighs the likely impact of incarceration or arrest on the health of Black males who identify as nonheterosexual.The…

Plague in Inner Mongolia: Should we be concerned?

As the COVID-19 pandemic rumbles on, the media is discussing news of bubonic plague in Inner Mongolia. Although the headlines appear ominous, the expert opinions below help put the story into perspective.Share on PinterestColorized scanning electron microscope image of Yersinia pestis, which is responsible for plague.Living through a pandemic has heightened the public’s interest in…

‘Hearing test’ opens a window into HIV’s effects on the brain

Scientists have discovered a way to track changes in sound processing in the brains of people with HIV. Their test provides a simple technique for studying how HIV affects the central nervous system.Share on PinterestBy measuring brain signals, researchers have observed the impact of HIV on the central nervous system.Due to advances in antiretroviral drug…

Asthma drug could serve to treat Alzheimer’s disease

A laboratory study has found that the asthma drug salbutamol prevents the formation of tangles of fibrous protein that are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. The next step will be to test the drug in animal models of the disease.About 50 million people worldwide have dementia, and every year, there are nearly 10 million new…

35% of excess deaths from pandemic not caused by COVID-19

New research suggests that in the United States, around 35% of excess deaths during the early phase of the pandemic were not directly caused by COVID-19.Share on PinterestA recent study asks if experts may have underestimated the COVID-19 death toll.A new study has found that in the U.S., up to 35% of excess deaths during…
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