Global Statistics

All countries
10,918,153
Confirmed
Updated on July 2, 2020 5:33 pm
All countries
5,899,726
Recovered
Updated on July 2, 2020 5:33 pm
All countries
521,352
Deaths
Updated on July 2, 2020 5:33 pm

Global Statistics

All countries
10,918,153
Confirmed
Updated on July 2, 2020 5:33 pm
All countries
5,899,726
Recovered
Updated on July 2, 2020 5:33 pm
All countries
521,352
Deaths
Updated on July 2, 2020 5:33 pm
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Blocking ‘atypical’ opioid receptor may help treat chronic pain

Share on PinterestExploiting a newly discovered opioid receptor might help design safer pain medication.Synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, naloxone, and morphine, are powerful pain relief medications. They can also cause dependence, are highly addictive, and potentially fatal in overdose.According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, every day in the United States, 128 people die…

COVID-19 shows weak points in global food system

Share on PinterestA recent paper asks whether the global food system can cope with shocks.In a commentary for the journal One Earth, Franziska Gaupp, Ph.D., a research scholar at the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), argues that global food insecurity is increasingly susceptible to shocks because of the interdependence of the parts that…

The intersex gap in research and healthcare

Share on PinterestWhat does it mean to be intersex, and what are some of the challenges that intersex individuals face? We spoke to an intersex activist to find out.Image credit: Bojan Cvetanović / Wikimedia Commons, 2019.“Intersex” is a biological identity that gets little coverage and attention, not just in mass media, but also in terms…

Synthetic antibody could prevent and treat COVID-19

Share on PinterestNew research in mice suggests that a synthetic antibody could be effective in fighting the new coronavirus.SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus, gains entry into cells in the body using a receptor called angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2).ACE2 is present on the surface of cells in the airways and the lungs. After a person inhales viral…

Why a different way to measure ‘good’ cholesterol may be more useful

Share on PinterestSome researchers argue that a different way of measuring ‘good’ cholesterol could be more helpful in assessing the risk of cardiovascular events.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlight that heart disease is the leading cause of death among almost all groups of people in the United States; 1 in 4 deaths…

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Netcare sets up free-standing mortuaries at some hospitals | News24

Health department officials collects blood samples for testing at a temporary Covid-19 rapid test center. STR/NurPhoto via Getty Images The Netcare hospital group have set up "free-standing" mortuaries at some of its hospitals.They say this is to ensure the safety of health and funeral parlour workers during the Covid-19 pandemicThey say staff will at all…

More Cape Town officers could face suspension for dragging naked man from shack | News24

More law enforcement officers could be suspended after the removal of a naked man from his Khayelitsha home.The City's safety and security director Richard Bosman said he expects a preliminary report on Monday.Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz condemned the conduct of the law enforcement officers.The City of Cape Town's law enforcement head Richard Bosman said…

OPINION | SA is a country of two nations

A Khayelitsha man was ripped from his bath and pushed into the spotlight during demolitions on Wednesday, revealing the only difference between evictions under apartheid and now is that there were phones to film the event, in which the man was completely dehumanised, writes Mikhail Moosa.Bulelani Qolani was bathing yesterday when he was forcefully removed from…