New research reveals risky sexual behavior and STIs are rising despite COVID-19 pandemic

LUGANO, 31 October, 2020 – New research (1) launched at the 29th EADV Congress, EADV Virtual, has found that despite the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) lockdown restrictions, diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including gonorrhoea, secondary syphilis and mycoplasma genitalium (MG), have increased. The research, conducted in two main STI centres in Milan, Italy, compared the number […]

COVID-19 continues to make flying a risky proposition

Airplane travel comes with some risks of catching COVID-19. (Unsplash/) Vacations, visiting family, and business: Air travel is a normal part of many people’s summers. In 2019, US airlines carried almost a billion passengers. This year, however, with the COVID-19 pandemic, air travel has cratered, with daily TSA checkpoint throughput numbers in the hundred of […]

Safe sex or risky romance? Young adults make the rational choice — ScienceDaily

A study published in the journal Psychological Science found that young adults — contrary to how they are sometimes portrayed in the media — tend to make highly rational decisions when it comes to selecting potential romantic partners. This is not to say that young adults make risk-free choices, but they appear to consider both […]

Engineered COVID-19-Infected Mouse Bites Researcher Amid ‘Explosion’ Of Risky Coronavirus Research – Independent Science News

Ralph Baric UNC Gillings School of Public Health-web

by Jonathan Latham, PhD University researchers genetically engineer a human pandemic virus. They inject the new virus into a laboratory mouse. The infected mouse then bites a researcher…..It is a plot worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster about risky coronavirus research. But according to newly obtained minutes of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) of the University […]