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What is a pandemic?

What is a pandemic?

The deadly novel coronavirus outbreak has turned a spotlight on the science of disease, raising the question: What exactly is a pandemic? An outbreak is the occurrence of disease cases in excess of what’s normally expected, according to the World Health Organization. An epidemic is more than a normal number cases of an illness, specific…MORE

Sorry, hard core athletes, those electrolytes don’t help as much as you may think

Sorry, hard core athletes, those electrolytes don’t help as much as you may think

Ultramarathoners and other endurance runners take note: You can’t rely on electrolyte sports drinks and supplements to keep essential salt levels in balance and prevent illness during and after these grueling races, according to a new study. Researchers from Stanford University evaluated 266 athletes who took part in RacingThePlanet — an extreme sporting event that…MORE

Former CDC director: A coronavirus pandemic is inevitable. What now?

Former CDC director: A coronavirus pandemic is inevitable. What now?

Covid-19 will become a pandemic. We don’t yet know how severe it will be, nor do we know if the virus will spread to all continents, but it’s already spreading widely in China, South Korea, Italy, Iran and elsewhere — and thousands of undetected and infectious patients have been and continue to travel around the…MORE

World’s oldest living man has died at age 112 in Japan

World’s oldest living man has died at age 112 in Japan

The world’s oldest living man, Chitetsu Watanabe, has passed away in Japan at the age of 112, the Niigata prefecture government said in a statement Tuesday. Watanabe, who was residing at a nursing home in Niigata, was born on March 5th, 1907. He was officially confirmed by the Guinness World Record as the oldest living…MORE

21 of the world’s 30 cities with the worst air pollution are in India

21 of the world’s 30 cities with the worst air pollution are in India

India has once again topped an annual list of cities with the worst air quality in the world, according to a new report, while Chinese cities have continued to show improvements from the previous year. Twenty-one of the world’s 30 cities with the worst air pollution are in India, according to data compiled in IQAir…MORE

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