Diseases

Larry Brilliant at TE22: Global Warming Drives Health Threats

At Techonomy 22, noted philanthropist and public health expert pulled no punches as he weighed in on the Covid-19 response, the dangers of global warming, and more.

Hang On to That Mask — Reinfections Ratchet Up Risk of Death and Long-Term Effects

In two studies published this month, researchers report compounded risks of repeat Covid infections and the remarkable effectiveness of universal masking.

Molecular Tests May Change Cancer Screening

As the accuracy of traditional cancer screening is called into question, molecular and genetic tests promise an alternative, noninvasive form of early detection.

Pandemic Hit to U.S. Life Expectancy May Last

The pandemic “has been the most severe global mortality shock since World War II,” researchers find.

He Got A Rare Disease Diagnosis So He Rethought The Whole System

While working to understand not only his own rare disease but also how the broader healthcare industry develops treatments for rare diseases as a whole, Onno Faber uncovered the building blocks of his new company.

Expert Group Finds Covid Response a “Massive Global Failure”

Infectious disease and public policy experts investigated the global pandemic response, cataloged its many failures and assembled recommendations for future. But sadly their words will probably fall flat.

Climate Change Has Already Aggravated 58% of Infectious Diseases

Global warming has, in certain instances, amped up some of the world’s most deadly diseases.

Recent Studies Help Explain Long Covid

In two new studies, scientists report on symptoms, frequency, and other implications of long Covid

3 Reasons to Support Rare Disease Research

Many rare diseases are deadly and devastating in a way that inspires urgency and a willingness to try experimental interventions, yet treatments are only available for fewer than 5% of them.

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