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Latin America and the Caribbean surpassed Europe on Friday to become the region hardest-hit with coronavirus deaths, as India passed the milestone of two million infections.

The world’s worst-affected region has reported 213,120 fatalities, 460 more than Europe, according to an AFP tally based on official data.

Worldwide there have been more than 19 million cases of coronavirus and over 715,000 deaths from the illness since it was first reported in China at the end of last year.

The virus has flared up again in areas where it appeared to have been curbed and has steadily

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It would be a brave person who tried to argue that the UK government, over the past several years, hadn’t shown a kind of systemic ableism in its attitudes towards and policies dealing with disabled people.

This ableism is reflected in wider societal and media-based discourses in the UK. Over the past few months in particular, the government’s dealings with deaf citizens and the media coverage of and British Sign Language (BSL) during the coronavirus pandemic has again shown this entrenched ableism and caused immense frustration and anger.

Media exposure for deaf communities

Alexithymia is a personality trait characterised by an inability to identify and describe emotions. Credit: Shutterstock

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rates of any mental illness. They don’t discriminate, affecting people of all ethnicities, sexualities, gender identities, ages and backgrounds. However, one group is disproportionately affected by these disorders: people on the autism spectrum.

Eating disorders in are poorly understood, but they tend to be more severe and long-lasting. The longer a person lives with their eating disorder, the harder it is to recover. This may partly explain why some studies suggest autistic people have

Front-line health-care providers work with seriously ill COVID-19 patients in an intensive care unit at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. New research from scientists at Washington University School of Medicine suggests that the immune systems of such patients can’t do enough to protect them from the virus. The researchers are proposing that boosting the activity of immune cells may be a good treatment strategy for COVID-19. Credit: Matt Miller/School of Medicine

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to claim lives around the world, much research has focused on the immune system’s role in patients who become seriously ill. A popular theory

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With wildfire season in full swing, a COVID-19 outbreak at a traditional large fire camp is a potential disaster. A transient, high-density workforce of firefighters and volunteers responds to blazes while staying in close quarters with limited hygiene—conditions that could facilitate the spread of a contagious respiratory disease.

To support fire agencies as they continue their mission-critical work, a team that includes Colorado State University experts has developed an epidemiological modeling exercise for the USDA Forest Service and other fire managers that demonstrates potential risks and various scenarios COVID-19 could pose for the fire

From finding the right bike to practicing your journey first, we’ve listed 10 things every person cycling to work needs to know about ahead of Cycle To Work Day this Thursday (6th August)

There are a plethora of reasons why cycling to work should be your first choice of commute.

Health benefits, saving money, beating the traffic and avoiding the early morning stress of competing for your spot on an overpacked tube or train are all extremely convincing reasons.

But now there’s an even bigger reason to hit the saddle – reducing your risk of contracting covid-19.

With social distancing