Thanksgiving with family and friends is a bad idea, health experts warn

Amid a massive surge of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations across the U.S., gathering for Thanksgiving is not safe this year, public health experts say.  But if you must gather, there are ways to reduce the risk somewhat. On Thursday (Nov. 13), the U.S. surpassed 150,000 new daily cases, a little over a week after the […]

Experts release new management strategies for malignant colorectal polyps

IMAGE: Clinical Decisions Support Tool view more  Credit: American Gastroenterological Association Bethesda, Maryland (Nov. 4, 2020) – Early identification and removal of cancerous colorectal polyps is critical to preventing the progression of colorectal cancer and improving survival rates. The U.S. Multisociety Task Force on Colorectal Cancer has released new guidance for endoscopists on how to assess […]

Experts see substantial danger to democratic stability around 2020 election

Among the US public surveyed, a majority of those who support Trump–as well as a plurality of those who oppose him–believe voter fraud to be far more prevalent than the evidence shows. Credit: Bright Line Watch On the eve of the November 3 election, Bright Line Watch—the political science research project of faculty at the […]

Medical experts have uncovered more evidence of sterilization practices on women held by ICE

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has come under new scrutiny after several reports of illegal and inhumane medical practices at a Georgia facility. (wolterke/Deposit Photos/) Weeks after allegations of forced hysterectomies and other surgeries at an ICE detainment facility in Georgia made the news, more than a dozen women are coming forward to say […]

War on plastic is distracting from more urgent threats to environment, experts warn

While plastic waste is an issue, its prominence in the general public’s concern for the environment is overshadowing greater threats. Image credit: Unsplash A team of leading environmental experts, spearheaded by the University of Nottingham, have warned that the current war on plastic is detracting from the bigger threats to the environment. In an article […]

Analyzing web searches can help experts predict, respond to COVID-19 hot spots

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Web-based analytics have demonstrated their value in predicting the spread of infectious disease, and a new study from Mayo Clinic indicates the value of analyzing Google web searches for keywords related to COVID-19. Strong correlations were found between keyword searches on the internet search engine Google Trends and COVID-19 outbreaks in parts […]