Has Australia really had 60,000 undiagnosed COVID-19 cases?

A preliminary study, posted online this week by researchers at the Australian National University and elsewhere, estimates 71,000 Australians had COVID-19 by mid-July—60,000 more than official number of cases diagnosed by that stage. The study involved testing 2,991 elective surgery patients in ten hospitals across four states, to see whether they had antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. […]

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The Brain Disorder in the New Netflix Show 'Away' Really Can Cause Stroke-Like Symptoms—Here's What Doctors Say About It

The new TV series, Away, dropped on Netflix earlier this month, and at the heart of this space drama is a little-known brain condition called cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM). Hilary Swank stars as NASA astronaut Emma Green, and Josh Charles takes the role of her on-screen astronaut husband, Matt Logan. While Swank's character embarks on a mission to Mars, her […]

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Britney Spears Has Had a Conservatorship for 12 Years—Here's What That Really Means

Britney Spears’s fight to remove her father as her sole legal conservator isn’t going to be a straightforward one. James Spears has had control over the singer’s estate and career—pretty much her whole life, in fact—since 2008. He temporarily stepped down as conservator in 2019 for health reasons, but is due to resume the role later this year—unless Britney and […]

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Do neck gaiters really make effective face masks?

The CDC can’t be more clear on the need for face masks. They help prevent the spread of COVID-19. They protect people around us. Masks can reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are used by people in public settings. And when they are used along with other preventive measures like social distancing, hand washing, and disinfecting surfaces, the spread […]

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