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News • Q&A on research, diagnosis, treatment

Endometriosis: More than just ‘painful periods’

Endometriosis, which can cause debilitating pain each menstrual cycle, as well as infertility, is often misdiagnosed and misunderstood. An expert from Yale Medicine sheds light on the condition.


Interview • Symptoms and their causes

Sneezing and sniffing: Is it allergies, a common cold, the flu, or Covid-19?

A family physician at Tufts University School of Medicine offers advice for how to treat allergies and how to tell if symptoms are due to allergies, the common cold, the flu, or Covid-19.


News • Scientific publications

What is a preprint – and why does that matter?

New research suggests most people don’t understand the difference between a preprint and a published academic journal article. Here is the distinction between the two – and why it is important.


Video • Video animation of SARS-CoV-2

Visualising the life cycle of the coronavirus

How does the coronavirus actually work? Dutch researchers have produced an animated video to visualise the life cycle of the virus using real-life microscopic images of infected cells.


News • Global warming

Climate Change will increase kidney stones

Rising temperatures due to climate change will lead to an increase in cases of kidney stones over the next seven decades, even if measures are put in place to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


News • Imaging basics

3 steps to creating better X-ray images

Like most technologies, X-ray imaging software is evolving, delivering more automation and improved image quality. However, the fundamental imaging basics for radiologic technologists remain…


News • Myths around SARS-CoV-2 busted

Coronavirus FAQ to dispel fake and harmful advice

The current outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is making headlines by the minute. However, some less-than-trustworthy advice can be found among the information. Understandably, many people are concerned and confused. To prevent unnecessary panic, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has assembled advice for the public. Is it safe to receive parcels from China? Will sesame oil…

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