Research looks at SARS-CoV-2 transmission from people to pets

A large team of researchers from the US demonstrated that pets with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) likely acquired the putative virus from humans.  This suggests that human-animal infection may actually occur much more frequently than previously thought – implying that infected individuals should limit their contact […]

Job and social strain associated with higher risk of coronary heart disease in women

Psychosocial stress – typically resulting from difficulty coping with challenging environments – may work synergistically to put women at significantly higher risk of developing coronary heart disease, according to a study by researchers at Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health, recently published in the Journal of the American Heart […]

EXPLAINER: What we know about AstraZeneca blood clot reports

LONDON — German officials have decided to limit the use of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine in people under 60 after more unusual blood clots were reported in a small number of people who received the shots. In response, Europe’s drug regulator reiterated Wednesday that “there is no evidence that would support […]

Lieutenant governor digs in heels on 'Wuhan virus' tweet

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s lieutenant governor dug in his heels Wednesday on a tweet in which he referred to COVID-19 as the “Wuhan virus,” even as advocates warn such rhetoric is a driving force behind violence against Asian Americans, including the recent attacks in Georgia and New York. Republican Lt. […]

Consumption of ultra-processed foods and drinks could raise colorectal cancer risk

Consumption of ultra-processed foods and drink could increase the risk of developing colorectal cancer. This was the conclusion of a large study undertaken by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a center supported by the "la Caixa" Foundation, based on questionnaires about food behaviors completed by around 8,000 people […]

US schools prepare summer of learning to help kids catch up

MISSION, Kan. — After a dreary year spent largely at home in front of the computer, many U.S. children could be looking at summer school — and that’s just what many parents want. Although the last place most kids want to spend summer is in a classroom, experts say that […]