Monkeypox Likely Spread By Sex at 2 Raves In Europe

This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. A leading doctor who chairs a World Health Organization expert group described the unprecedented outbreak […]

What We Know About Long COVID So Far

While the World Health Organization says long COVID starts three months after the original bout of illness or positive test result, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sets the timeline at just after one month. Among the many confounding aspects of the coronavirus is the spectrum of possible symptoms, as well as their severity […]

Ozone Layer, Lauded Climate Success Story, Threatened by Wildfires

Australian wildfires in 2019 and 2020 made thunderstorms that funneled smoke into the stratosphere. Two new studies suggest that the smoke depleted ozone, which protects Earth from harmful radiation. The ozone hole’s recovery is lauded as a climate success story, but wildfire smoke could slow it down. Wildfire smoke may slow progress on one of […]

The Lambda Coronavirus Variant Has Arrived In Australia Here’s What We Know So Far

We’ve seen the Alpha, Kappa and Delta variants cross our borders, but it turns out another strain of the virus that causes COVID-19 has reached our shores. Key points: The Lambda variant is one of 11 official SARS-CoV-2 variants recognised by the World Health Organization It was first detected in Peru and has spread to 29 […]

Long Working Hours Killing 745,000 People a Year, Study Finds

  The first global study of its kind showed 745,000 people died in 2016 from stroke and heart disease due to long hours.The report found that people living in South East Asia and the Western Pacific region were the most affected. The WHO also said the trend may worsen due to the coronavirus pandemic. ‘I […]