Five million people globally have been confirmed to have died from COVID-19 since the first known patient was diagnosed with the SARS-like disease just 23 months ago in China. Infections from the fast-spreading coronavirus have now become the world’s third leading cause of death, after heart disease and stroke. Althoughread more

Pharmaceutical company Merck & Co and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics are reporting that their antiviral drug, molnupiravir, is showing promising signs of being effective at preventing severe cases of COVID-19 in patients with mild to moderate forms of the disease. Taken orally, the treatment could be used by patients in their ownread more

A new study out of UC Berkeley has found that long-term cell phone use may increase the risk of contracting brain cancer by 60 percent. The study, led by Joel Moskowitz, a researcher with UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health and director of the Center for Family and Community Health,read more

Two major strains of the virus that causes the seasonal flu appear to have disappeared, an unintended positive effect of the measures taken over the last fifteen months to prevent the spread of the coronavirus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. This is good news not only for those looking toread more