A new mathematical model incorporates fear, both of infection and vaccination, to better understand how pandemics occur in multiple waves of infection, as we are witnessing with COVID-19.
The neighborhood you live in could have an impact on your brain and cardiovascular health, a new study reports.
The source of coronavirus public health messaging plays a role in how effective it is. When the president's name was associated with the message, the effectiveness of the message decreased, not just compared to other sources, but even when there was no source at all.
With the peak of COVID-19 cases occurring between 3.5 to four weeks after controlled interventions were put into place in China, US researchers are urging the public to ramp up social distancing efforts and increase testing immediately.
Researchers report the median time from exposure to symptoms for the COVID-19 virus is 5.1 days. 97.5% of people who develop symptoms of coronavirus will do so within 11.5 days of exposure. For every 10,000 people quarantined for 14 days, an estimated 101 would develop symptoms after release.
For the first time in 100 years, life expectancy has failed to increase in the population. For the poorest 10% of women, life expectancy has declined. Mortality rates of those aged between 45 and 49 have increased as a result of suicide and substance abuse.
Researchers explain how the general public can help protect themselves and those around them from coronavirus.
Infectious disease experts report between 40% and 70% of adults could become infected with coronavirus during the outbreak. In a new interview, Dr. Lipsitch, head of Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, discusses the risks and spread potential of COVID-19, and addresses how the infection could impact children's' health.
Analyzing previous studies, researchers have identified the effects of individual and environmental risk factors for suicide over a person's lifespan. The risk factors, researchers report, change throughout a person's lifetime.
Hikikomori, the condition of extreme social isolation, is more ubiquitous than previously believed. Researchers say modern tools to help improve interpersonal communication may have the opposite effect.