Why you may need to encourage social distancing around your bird feeder

Garden bird feeders and water baths could be hotspots for infectious disease transmission.

Harisree Paramel Nair, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Molecular Microbiology, Anglia Ruskin University • conversation
yesterday ~6 min

Tags: birds gardens zoonotic-diseases bird-feeding

Lyme disease symptoms could be mistaken for COVID-19, with serious consequences

What might look like a mild case of COVID-19 could actually be a bacterial infection from a tick bite, with potentially debilitating symptoms if it goes untreated.

Jory Brinkerhoff, Associate Professor of Biology, University of Richmond • conversation
May 27, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: arthritis health coronavirus vector-borne-diseases ticks lyme-disease fatigue tick-borne-disease covid-19

How to lower your coronavirus risk while eating out: Restaurant advice from an infectious disease expert

It's hard to eat while wearing a face mask, and social distancing isn't easy in restaurants' normally tight quarters. An infectious disease expert offers some tips on what to look for to stay safe.

Thomas A. Russo, Professor and Chief, Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York • conversation
May 21, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: economy food pandemic health cdc coronavirus restaurants disease-transmission covid-19 social-distancing

How to stay safe from coronavirus while eating out: Restaurant advice from an infectious disease expert

It's hard to eat while wearing a face mask, and social distancing isn't easy in restaurants' normally tight quarters. An infectious disease expert offers some tips on what to look for to stay safe.

Thomas A. Russo, Professor and Chief, Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York • conversation
May 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: economy food pandemic health cdc coronavirus restaurants disease-transmission covid-19 social-distancing

MicroRNAs: the 'junk' genetic material with huge potential to fight cancer and dementia

Tiny parts of our genome once thought useless are being turned into ways to diagnose and treat disease.

Alice Godden, PhD Candidate in Developmental Biology, University of East Anglia • conversation
May 18, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: cancer dementia rna alzheimers-disease

How do you stay safe now that states are reopening? An expert explains how to assess risk when reconnecting with friends and family

The U.S. is slowly reopening, but the messages from governments are confusing. An expert offers guidance on many people's first priority -- connecting with loved ones.

Ryan Malosh, Assistant Research Scientist, University of Michigan • conversation
May 18, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: pandemic cdc coronavirus disease-transmission face-masks covid-19 social-distancing self-isolation face-mask-shortage

Bushmeat could cause the next global pandemic

Illegal wild animal meat is found in cities right across the world and poses a very real threat of infecting people.

Ben Garrod, Professor of Evolutionary Biology and Science Engagement, University of East Anglia • conversation
May 18, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: zoonotic-diseases bushmeat

'I thought I could wait this out': Fearing coronavirus, patients are delaying hospital visits, putting health and lives at risk

Delaying medical care comes at a cost, both human and financial. The patients some emergency rooms have been seeing are a lot sicker and more likely to need hospitalization.

Christopher Goode, Emergency medicine physician, chair of Emergency Medicine, West Virginia University • conversation
May 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: vaccines hospitals health-care health coronavirus patients chronic-disease coronavirus-2020 covid-19

Dementia: eating plenty of apples, berries and tea linked to lower risk – new research

Foods rich in flavonoids (such as apples, berries, or tea) are important for cognitive health, research suggests.

Keith Morris, Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Biostatistics, Cardiff Metropolitan University • conversation
May 12, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  food  diet  dementia  alzheimers-disease

Alzheimer's and dementia: eating plenty of apples, berries and tea linked to lower risk – new research

Foods rich in flavonoids (such as apples, berries, or tea) are important for cognitive health, research suggests.

Keith Morris, Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Biostatistics, Cardiff Metropolitan University • conversation
May 12, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  food  diet  dementia  alzheimers-disease

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